The BEST episodes directed by Leo Penn

Any Portrait in a Storm
star
9.44
36 votes

#1 - Any Portrait in a Storm

St. Elsewhere - Season 3 - Episode 18

A violent storm brings down a news helicopter; Dean takes off for Florida, leaving Maddy alone to face the future; Myra gives birth to a son, Peter; Hufnagel haggles over her latest bill; Rosenthal struggles with life in the ER; the phone repairman is electrocuted; Dr. Auschlander, angry about his portrait, cancels the dedication ceremony; and Martin returns to medical practice.

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The Wedding March
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9.33
1 votes

#2 - The Wedding March

Cannon - Season 5 - Episode 11

Cannon and a female vice squad officer who's on leave after being viciously beaten while undercover posing as a prostitute go after this same man who has previously beaten prostitutes to death while playing the music "The Wedding March".

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Indoctrination in Evil
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9.25
4 votes

#3 - Indoctrination in Evil

Barnaby Jones - Season 8 - Episode 7

While trying to seduce and drug young Jeanny for the white-slavery market Les Harmon and Al De Paris accidentally kill her. Barnaby searches for her, but Mr. Adamson, owner of a lodge, seems to conceal information. Betty, working undercover at the lodge, finds out about a blackmailing.

Deadly Sanctuary
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9.25
4 votes

#4 - Deadly Sanctuary

Barnaby Jones - Season 7 - Episode 3

During her vacation Betty visits her friend Phyllis. When a young woman whom she denied help is raped, Betty feels guilty and starts to investigate on her own. Once Barnaby and J.R. realize the danger Betty is putting herself in, J.R. goes out to help Betty. Together they question the previous victims and Betty then decides to pose as bait for the rapist to catch him.

Stages of Fear
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9.25
4 votes

#5 - Stages of Fear

Barnaby Jones - Season 7 - Episode 8

Laura Harding, Betty's acting teacher from college, asks for help when Sybil Crawford, leading lady of a musical, is haunted by a series of threats. Betty poses as an actress to investigate. Sybil's boy friend is killed and the solution seems to lie in the girl's past.

The Damocles Gun
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9.25
4 votes

#6 - The Damocles Gun

Barnaby Jones - Season 6 - Episode 5

When Peggy Giroux meets her brother Neal at a restaurant he mysteriously vanishes after being injured by a hit-and-run driver. Peggy hires Barnaby to locate Neal and he and J.R. find out that Neal is a professional killer who hides a gun proving his boss murdered a man years ago.

The Way You Look Tonight
star
9.00
3 votes

#7 - The Way You Look Tonight

Jake and the Fatman - Season 3 - Episode 4

A young lady is acquitted for killing her mother, and wants to hire Jake privately to find the killer. Jake turns it down because he's on his way to a vacation, but then McCabe refuses to let him take any days off. So Jake quits his job and takes the assignment.

Therapy in Dynamite
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9.00
9 votes

#8 - Therapy in Dynamite

Kojak - Season 1 - Episode 21

A psychopathic bomber (Steven Keats) targets people who hurt his friends.

Prisoner of Deceit
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9.00
4 votes

#9 - Prisoner of Deceit

Barnaby Jones - Season 6 - Episode 12

Barnaby is hired solve the death of Jack Crandall who had an affair with Tracy Wilder. Barnaby finds out that Jack suspected Tracy's considerably older husband Godfrey to be involved in the death of Tracy's wealthy father during a fire twelve years ago. Tracy has a habit of convincing men to feel sorry for her and then they end up dead, she tries to make J.R. her latest victim.

A Frame for Murder
star
9.00
4 votes

#10 - A Frame for Murder

Barnaby Jones - Season 7 - Episode 7

During a restaurant date with Drew Barber, the daughter of Barnaby's client, J.R.'s coffee is drugged, and he passes out on the drive home. He awakes in a strange room and is arrested with accusation of rape. Released on bail, he searches for the man who drugged him, but his attempts to speak with his accuser gets his bail revoked, and he finds himself on the run. Barnaby investigates Barber's past and links him to a murder in Cleveland and the reason for the frame of J.R.

The Heist (1)
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8.93
5 votes

#11 - The Heist (1)

Matlock - Season 9 - Episode 14

While at the beach to cheer on Cliff in a triathlon, Ben runs into an old friend and retired FBI agent who's handling unfinished business. VVhen the Fed is accused of murder, Matlock defends him.

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The Madam
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8.88
7 votes

#12 - The Madam

Matlock - Season 5 - Episode 3

A call girl blackmails her employer to stay on the payroll, and when one of them winds up dead, it's Matlock to the rescue.

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Press Pass to the Slammer
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8.80
4 votes

#13 - Press Pass to the Slammer

Cannon - Season 2 - Episode 23

A columnist faces contempt charges; Cannon takes the case.

Fantasy of Fear
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8.67
3 votes

#14 - Fantasy of Fear

Barnaby Jones - Season 3 - Episode 19

One year after the death of her daughter Sandy, Kay Lewiston is haunted by a mysterious call from a little girl. She also finds Sandy's pet panda bear and hires Barnaby to clear the mystery and to prove that she is not mad. But the haunting continues.

Duet for Dying
star
8.67
3 votes

#15 - Duet for Dying

Barnaby Jones - Season 5 - Episode 17

The singing sisters Pearl and Ruby - prettier than talented - accidentally kill Harry Dunbar and Pearl steals his rare coin collection. Dunbar's widow hire Barnaby to find out if Dunbar did really drown or if he was murdered. While checking out clubs that Dunbar frequented, Barnaby is told that Dunbar left the club with the sisters and when they try to fence the coins it puts Barnaby and J.R. on their trail. After killing Pearl's boyfriend, Harley and framing his co-worker, Lester for the murder, J.R. poses as a friend of Harley and Lester's to trick the sister into confessing their involvement in the frame and murders.

On a Bed of Harts
star
8.67
10 votes

#16 - On a Bed of Harts

Hart to Hart - Season 4 - Episode 1

Jonathan purchases their Honeymoom bed, but the wrong bed is delivered. In their search for the ""real"" bed, the Harts become entangled in an international art smuggling scheme through San Francisco and the Napa Valley.

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The Getaway
star
8.67
3 votes

#17 - The Getaway

Matlock - Season 9 - Episode 9

Matlock defends an ex-con accused of robbing the same bank he knocked off years earlier. But the young witness who can clear the ex-con's name demands a favor from Ben before he will tell the truth.

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Cry for the Kids
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8.60
5 votes

#18 - Cry for the Kids

Kojak - Season 5 - Episode 4

A teenager accidentally kills a gangster's hired hand while robbing him, only to have a rival gangster hire him to take out the competition in order to control the neighborhood in which he doesn't own.

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Max in Love
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8.50
14 votes

#19 - Max in Love

Hart to Hart - Season 1 - Episode 8

The Hart home is stripped of everything. It looks like an inside job and all clues point to Max's new love. When Max is framed for murder, the Harts intervene.

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No Exchange on Damaged Merchandise
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8.50
2 votes

#20 - No Exchange on Damaged Merchandise

I Spy - Season 1 - Episode 9

A prisoner exchange requires a search for a double agent.

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The Dare
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8.50
5 votes

#21 - The Dare

Matlock - Season 9 - Episode 3

To prove that Matlock could not solve the perfect murder, a demented millionaire (Terry O'Quinn) kills Ben's friend and challenges Ben to solve the crime.

Ninety Pounds of Trouble
star
8.50
2 votes

#22 - Ninety Pounds of Trouble

Starsky & Hutch - Season 4 - Episode 16

When a contract is put out to kill a top union official, Starsky and Hutch go undercover as hit men to protect him. But while Hutch rehearses his performance as a trigger man, Starsky is plagued by a young admirer who may compromise his cover.

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I May Be Wrong
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8.50
2 votes

#23 - I May Be Wrong

Jake and the Fatman - Season 4 - Episode 13

A South African diplomat is killed by a car bomb with the mark of an extreme South African racist group know as ""the Order of Blood"" near by. South Africa sends a black cop to LA who immediately goes after Vanessa Kruger, the leader of a group allied with the Order.

The Verdict
star
8.50
2 votes

#24 - The Verdict

Matlock - Season 9 - Episode 10

An assistant district attorney, who's new in town, is assigned a tricky first case: prosecuting a contractor and alleged killer who is also her ex-flame ... and who is now Matlock's client

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The Killer on Campus
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8.50
2 votes

#25 - The Killer on Campus

Barnaby Jones - Season 5 - Episode 20

Barnaby has to investigate the apparent suicide of instructor Kemper from Rutledge University. Barnaby and J.R. discover that Kemper and Doris Carson were former members of an underground revolutionary cell, and planned to write a revealing book.

Heal Thyself
star
8.46
175 votes

#26 - Heal Thyself

Magnum, P.I. - Season 3 - Episode 12

When Karen Harmon, a nurse whom Magnum knew in Vietnam whom was once traumatised when a wounded soldier she was treating was killed in a bombing, and is now a doctor, is accused of the murder of three patients in her care, he is determined to help her clear her name. All but one of the entire hospital board believe her to be guilty, and when his offer of help is rejected by Karen and her now husband, Thomas feels compelled to look into the case anyway. A hounding reporter determined for a story does not help the issue; and the whole matter only serves to trigger off delayed stress syndrome for Karen from that fateful bombing in 'Nam...

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The Strangler
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8.40
5 votes

#27 - The Strangler

Matlock - Season 6 - Episode 2

Serial killer Jeffrey Speidel strangles his victims. When Matlock gets inovlved in the case, Speidel makes a point of turning Matlock into his next target...his goal is to ruin Matlock publicly before killing him.

The Game
star
8.38
6 votes

#28 - The Game

Starsky & Hutch - Season 4 - Episode 2

When they blow the capture of a wanted felon, Starsky and Hutch each blame the other, and lay down a bet to see whether or not Hutch can successfully elude Starsky for a whole weekend. But the exercise in hide-and-seek becomes more than just a game when Starsky realises that Hutch has unknowingly eaten contaminated soup, and could die from the potentially lethal botulism poisoning. It's a race against time as Starsky struggles to locate Hutch to warn him, but Hutch, unawares to the poisoning, assumes it's all part of Starsky's attempts to draw him out, and dons a number of disguises in order to stay one step ahead...

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Slow Boat to Murder
star
8.33
7 votes

#29 - Slow Boat to Murder

Hart to Hart - Season 2 - Episode 11

Chief accountant of Hart Industries, Stanley Friesen, is set up to take a murder wrap after an evening on the town. In an attempt to clear him, the Harts retrace his steps and discover a gambling ring using the Nightlife as a cover.

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The Queen of Hearts is Wild
star
8.30
10 votes

#30 - The Queen of Hearts is Wild

Kojak - Season 5 - Episode 1

The girlfriend of a local gangster who hates Kojak is the only witness in the murder of a police officer.

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Torah, Torah, Torah
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8.20
97 votes

#31 - Torah, Torah, Torah

Magnum, P.I. - Season 5 - Episode 21

Higgins asks Magnum to collect an old friend, Asher Solomon, from the airport – who Magnum finds is a Rabbi, arriving in Hawaii with a sacred Torah that was recently returned by the Antiquities Department of Taiwan. But on the journey back to the Estate, they are ambushed and the valuable Torah is grabbed from the Rabbi. As Magnum helps the Rabbi try to recover the sacred artefact, their search leads them to a ring of smugglers...

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The Defendant
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8.14
7 votes

#32 - The Defendant

Matlock - Season 8 - Episode 11

Leanne falls for Matlock's new client, a philanthropist accused of murdering his business partner.

The Big Payoff
star
8.05
15 votes

#33 - The Big Payoff

Matlock - Season 6 - Episode 13

Michelle helps an insurance investigator prove that a man killed his wealthy wife to collect on the insurance money.

The Picture (2)
star
8.04
26 votes

#34 - The Picture (2)

Matlock - Season 6 - Episode 11

Matlock successfully defends his cousin on charges of murder, but when it's all said and done, he still can't stand the woman.

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Stakeout
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8.02
60 votes

#35 - Stakeout

Cannon - Season 2 - Episode 5

A girl wounded during a bar robbery denies knowing the shooter even though she was his date.

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To Still the Voice
star
8.00
1 votes

#36 - To Still the Voice

Cannon - Season 5 - Episode 13

Cannon investigates the possibility that there is a conspiracy behind the assassination of a black female politician.

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The Melted Man
star
8.00
0 votes

#37 - The Melted Man

Cannon - Season 5 - Episode 10

Cannon unravels a murder plot that was made to look like it involved the Chinese Tongs gang. But the intended victim turns the tables on the real man behind the plot and try's eliminate Cannon in the process.

Image of Evil
star
8.00
2 votes

#38 - Image of Evil

Barnaby Jones - Season 3 - Episode 18

Director Darrin Addison kills aging film star Chambers, who ruined the production with his drunkenness, to get the money from the life insurance to save the project. Barnaby investigates for the insurance company. Witness Mitchell requests the title role.

A Cup of Kindness
star
8.00
9 votes

#39 - A Cup of Kindness

I Spy - Season 1 - Episode 2

One of their own has joined the adverse party, so Scott & Robinson are sent to Hong Kong after him.

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This Island isn't Big Enough...
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7.91
126 votes

#40 - This Island isn't Big Enough...

Magnum, P.I. - Season 6 - Episode 16

When Rick's boat returns from a cruise deserted, Magnum searches for the answers to what has happened to his friend and the passengers on-board, who are all presumed dead. His hunt is somewhat hampered by the separate investigation of a law officer who models himself on John Wayne, but as they both try to get to the bottom of the strange disappearance of the boat's passengers, they stumble upon a plot involving mobsters and two million dollars in counterfeit money...

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The Power of Life and Death
star
7.90
7 votes

#41 - The Power of Life and Death

Bonanza - Season 12 - Episode 5

A man called Davis has shot Colonel Clayton and escapes on horseback. Joe and Ben join the posse that sets out to find Davis. Ben and Joe volunteer to cross the desert. Ben and Joe find Davis hold up at a water hole, when Indians attack and Ben is wounded in the leg, and steal the horses. Joe unties Davis, who tends to a wounded Ben, who is suspicious that Davis will try to escape. After playing a game of cat and mouse, Ben and Davis come to an agreement: survival. Joe makes the decision to cross the desert on foot, while Ben and Davis are at the water hole, both men in need of medical help and justice.

Citizen Trundel (1)
star
7.89
9 votes

#42 - Citizen Trundel (1)

In the Heat of the Night - Season 3 - Episode 21

Harriet's sister is murdered on the orders of the wealthy white man who fathered her child.

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Thou Shalt Not Steele
star
7.89
125 votes

#43 - Thou Shalt Not Steele

Remington Steele - Season 1 - Episode 5

A woman from Steele's past asks him to help her steal a valuable painting that Laura has already agreed to protect.

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Blindfold
star
7.88
6 votes

#44 - Blindfold

Starsky & Hutch - Season 4 - Episode 3

Responding to a jewellery store robbery, Starsky is distraught when he accidentally shoots an art student caught in the cross-fire, costing the girl her sight. Guilt-stricken, he forcefully strikes up friendship with the blinded young woman, without confessing that he's the law officer that caused her to loose her vision. But their subsequent relationship soon proves to be very dangerous, as someone seems determined to keep him away from her, and Hutch comes to question just how much of a chance by-stander she really was in the incident...

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Anyone for Murder?
star
7.83
12 votes

#45 - Anyone for Murder?

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Season 2 - Episode 20

James Parkerson is a psychology professor who places an ad in the newspaper offering advice on how to murder one's spouse. He gets a response from the police, but manages to convince them that he is merely gathering research for an experiment. Later, he is contacted by a man named Robert Johnson who is searching for a way to kill his lover's husband. From Johnson's description of his lover and her husband, Parkerson realizes that Johnson is talking about his wife Doris and himself. Johnson is planning to kill him, but doesn't seem to realize that his target and the man on the phone are one and the same. Parkerson hires a hitman named Bingham to kill Johnson. Unfortunately, Johnson kills the hitman. Johnson realizes that Parkerson knows about him so he contacts Doris. He tells her that they should kill Parkerson and then make it look like the hitman did it. Unfortunately, Doris still loves her husband and has no plans to kill him. She only began her affair because of her husband's lack

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Money Crop
star
7.81
75 votes

#46 - Money Crop

Little House on the Prairie - Season 1 - Episode 21

A college-educated farmer named Joe moves to Walnut Grove with his pregnant wife. He tells the Walnut Grove-area farmers of a new hybrid of corn that would produce good crops, to which the farmers are very enthused. They decide to buy some of this new seed. While on the way back to Walnut Grove with the seed, Joe gets into an accident, as the farmers wait for his return.

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Santa Claus is Dead
star
7.80
5 votes

#47 - Santa Claus is Dead

St. Elsewhere - Season 4 - Episode 11

Axelrod tries to keep Santa Claus alive after he collapses at a children's party; Ehrlich tries to brighten the holiday for his only obstetrical patient; Lizzie's boy friend finds the Westphalls' Christmas depressing; and Dr. Craig overindulges at his Christmas party.

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The Dirty Detail
star
7.78
9 votes

#48 - The Dirty Detail

Tales of the Unexpected - Season 7 - Episode 1

Fred Pearson is a Vietnam war veteran, but he came out with a miserable service record, thanks to the bullying of Guedo, his sergeant, who constantly gave him dirty detail punishments and broke his nerve. Since discharge, Pearson hasn't been able to keep a job and feels the world is against him. Years on from Vietnam, and after an unsuccessful day of looking for work, Pearson goes to his favourite bar to drown his sorrows and finds Guedo boasting about his time in the army. Pearson sees a chance of revenge...

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Any Old Port in a Storm
star
7.77
440 votes

#49 - Any Old Port in a Storm

Columbo - Season 3 - Episode 2

Wine producer Adrian Carsini discovers that his younger brother Enrico plans to sell the family vineyards to pay his playboy-life debts, and sets out to murder him. He locks him in a wine vault and turns off the air and conditioning, then drags the body out to the ocean and makes it look like Enrico died during a scuba-diving accident. Columbo is suspicious of the contradictions that show up in the autopsy, and soon realizes that Adrian is the murderer. The final clue is the wine that was spoiled when the vault's air conditioning was turned off. Only Adrian could tell the difference, so Columbo secretly gets him to sample the wine and declare it unfit. Once Adrian realizes his wines were ruined, he is forced to throw them over a cliff, as Columbo looks on. In the end, Columbo takes in a relieved Adrian, confessing that Carsini is one of the few killers he was reluctant to bring in.

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The Celebrity
star
7.76
25 votes

#50 - The Celebrity

Matlock - Season 5 - Episode 21

Ben defends a one time movie queen who is now a cosmetics mogul who is accused of murdering her ex-lover to prevent the publication of some revealing photos of her.