I love the Jack Reed series. Reed (played by Brian Dennehy) is a unique character, a tough cop with Jesuit training. The Chicago setting, complete with many levels of corruption and political connections, offers many plot possibilities that are explored in this series.
Reed is not corruptible, but is surrounded by corruption. As a result, he can't get promoted and has to take odd jobs to support his family. He has a wry sense of humor, a keen wit, is compassionate and intelligent. Although surrounded by corruption and chaos, he always seems to find a way to see that justice is done, one way or another.
I have the four movies that are available on DVD for this series. One that doesn't seem to be available is "Jack Reed: A Killer Among Us."
I first saw the Jack Reed character on TV (these are all made-for-TV movies) and that got me into collecting as many of them as I could get. I wish they had made more, but I think there were only five made.
This particular episode has a strong cast with the talented Miguel Ferrer as the bad guy and an expanded role for Susan Ruttan, who plays Reed's wife in the series. Charles S. Dutton is also a regular in the series.