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Episode #067 - A Bullet For Bullock
Original Airdate - September 14th, 1995

Someone has put a hit out on Gotham's toughest cop, Harvey Bullock. After surviving several near misses, Bullock realizes he has no choice but to ask his arch-rival Batman to help him discover who is behind the murder attempts. During their investigation Bullock learns that his gruff and mean-spirited manner has created enemies in the unlikeliest of people. 

Media by Bird Boy
Review by Robin III
Credits
Written by Michael Reaves
Directed by Frank Paur
Supervising Composer Shirley Walker
Music by Harvey R. Cohen
Animation Services by Studio Junio

Voices
Kevin Conroy as Batman
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Alfred
Robert Costanzo as Detective BUllock
Greg Berger as Rosie
Mari Devon as Summer Gleeson
Jerffrey Jones as Nivens
Liane Schirmer as Officer Renee Montoya

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Quotes
BATMAN: Commissioner?
BULLOCK: No. Me. I got a problem
BATMAN: And you want my help?
BULLOCK: Let's get something straight. I think you're a freak and a menace and those are your good points. But the Commish says you serve a purpose so I go along.
BATMAN: I appreciate your honesty.
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ALFRED: We are speaking of the same person, are we not? Harvey Bullock? The detective who looks like an unmade bed?
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BULLOCK: You got the right to remain silent. If you give up that right, you'll probably bore me to tears so keep your trap shut, dog breath.
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BULLOCK: When are you gonna give me that list of names?
HE TURNS AROUND TO SEE BATMAN'S CAPE HEADING OVER THE BALCONY.
BULLOCK: I wonder how Gordon puts up with this.
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MONTOYA: Bullock? You okay? You don't look so good. I mean, you never look good, but today you look worse.
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BULLOCK LOOKS AROUND THE BATMOBILE'S COCKPIT.
BULLOCK: Nice starship you got here. What's this for?
HE BEGINS TO PRESS A BUTTON.
BATMAN: Passenger ejector seat.
BULLOCK PULLS AWAY.
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BULLOCK: By he way, I still think you're a freak. . . but thanks.


Review: This episode was superb! It was a great version of one of those hard-boiled 40's detective pulps. This was the best rendition of a previously only-in-the-comics story. The ending was also wonderfully played, with a surprise character being behind the crime. The fight vs Vinnie the Shark was also great, especially with the saxophone version of the Batman theme intertwined with the gangster music.

There were also nice scenes developing a relation between Batman and Bullock and also between Bullock and Summer Gleeson. It's too bad that the latter wasn't bridged out upon. It seemed that they could have even had something together at one point. . . ?

The animation was also great, with nice shadows, great designs for new characters (Vinnie, the rooftop thug and Bullock's landlord.) The characters moved well, keeping their consistency and moving like real people would during the fight.

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