Public Morals
PUBLIC MORALS is a 1960s-set crime drama that centers on New York City's public morals division, whose members monitor and manage the city's rampant organized crime. Central to the story is Terry Muldoon (Edward Burns), a cop with his hand in the pockets of mob bosses, bookies, and bottom-feeding thugs, all while keeping up a principled pretense in his home life. He's usually flanked by his partner, Charlie Bullman (Michael Rapaport), who tries to be hard-nosed but who's a sucker for the proverbial damsel in distress, leading him into a secret relationship with a sometime prostitute. Terry, Charlie, and the rest of their squad keep the peace while lining their pockets with bribes from mobsters, but a shadowy murder threatens to upset the delicate balance on the streets.