Before They Were Stars: Sylvester Stallone in “Police Story”

No, this is not the Jackie Chan film, Police Story, from which Sylvester Stallone deliberately ripped off a scene for Tango & Cash. Police Story was a television anthology series which aired on NBC during the 1970s, featuring different characters and stories involving the LAPD. Chuck Connors starred in multiple episodes, including this one, in which he plays a veteran cop who partners up with a young rookie played by a then-unknown Sylvester Stallone. And in a cool piece of foreshadowing, the nickname of Stallone’s character here is “Rocky”.

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