Panic in Echo Park (1977)

Panic in Echo Park (1977)

Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey

Starring: Dorian Harewood, Robin Gammell, Catlin Adams

So… were all TV movies in the 70’s exactly the same, or did I just get a bad batch of them? I know when you’re making a TV movie you do it on the cheap and that you do it to appease the masses, so there’s really nothing interesting or new going on, but still… Man.

A black doctor in a hospital on the bad part of town discovers an epidemic caused by some shoddy construction. He makes it his personal mission to bring down the evil company and their cost-cutting measures.

Wouldn’t it be more realistic if the doctor said, “hey, these shitty pipes made the water bad and all these people got sick, sue the shit out of this company”? It’s not like there was ever any mention of legal methods not working or anything, and it seems like that makes a lot more sense than going all crazy on this guy. Yeah, he’s a shitty contractor obviously trying to make a buck, but that’s true of EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO RUNS A BUSINESS. Well, in movies, anyway. I’d think his efforts would be better spent actually treating the sick people, but hey, that’s just me.

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