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Toma

Pound of Flesh (Season 1, Episode 19)
TV Episode | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Patty Toma's long-ago boyfriend, who is also a buddy of David Toma, is a restaurateur with a big money problem. To finance the restaurant, he borrowed money from loan sharks who have become increasingly nasty as his "vigorish" (payment ...See morePatty Toma's long-ago boyfriend, who is also a buddy of David Toma, is a restaurateur with a big money problem. To finance the restaurant, he borrowed money from loan sharks who have become increasingly nasty as his "vigorish" (payment with interest) goes deeper into arrears. They stop him at a bank's night depository and cheerfully take the restaurant's entire revenues for the week, leaving him with a nasty knife-slash wound on one hand as a reminder that he only paid up for the one week and he's still due the next week, with lots of so-called interest payments. The restaurateur is getting increasingly desperate -- he had already paid more than triple the amount of the loan with only a minuscule reduction of the principal -- and Toma volunteers to help. Soon, the leader of the loan-sharking operation is murdered in an apparent power play. Toma finds out that one of his street-contact "friends" was involved in the killing, and manages to infiltrate the new gang. Features a great gunfight at the end where Toma manages to knock out or pin down everybody without using his gun -- despite dodging multiple gunshots. Written by Peter Harris See less
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Writer
Edward Hume (creator)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Apr 19, 1974

Release date
Apr 19, 1974 (United States)
Awards
Series awards
1 nomination

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11 cast members
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Tony Musante
Det. David Toma Det. David Toma   See fewer
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Simon Oakland
Inspector Spooner Inspector Spooner   See fewer
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Susan Strasberg
Patty Toma Patty Toma   See fewer
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Val Bisoglio
Johnny Lippy Johnny Lippy   See fewer
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Hildy Brooks
Edie Angelus Edie Angelus   See fewer
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Ray Danton
Al Dancer Al Dancer   See fewer
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Joseph Della Sorte
Lucius Carbon Lucius Carbon   See fewer
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Joseph Hindy
Jack Angelus Jack Angelus   See fewer
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Jack Krupnick
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Pepper Martin
Crackers Crackers   See fewer
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Mike Robelo
Willie Dee Willie Dee   See fewer
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