A drama based on Jimi Hendrix’s pre-fame years.
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Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to prescription pain medication. McDonagh finds himself involved with a drug dealer who is suspected of murdering a family of African immigrants.
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Modesty, raised by a casino owner after being abandoned by her parents, has become skilled in the ways of fighting and now acts as the casino owner’s bodyguard. When she’s unable to prevent the owner’s murder at the hands of an old foe, Modesty is hell-bent on seeking revenge. — An adaptation of the Modesty Blaise novels and comic strip by Peter O’Donnell.
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