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This episode focuses on the ordeal of a man who’s wife has been killed in front of him, during a botched robbery. Guest star Robin Williams, who had previously worked with Barry Levinson on the big screen, was featured in a dramatic role, for which he received an Emmy nomination.
Robin Williams appeared in (Executive Producer) Barry Levinson's films Good Morning Vietnam and Toys.
This episode was intended to be the fourth episode of the season, but NBC insisted on showing it first.
This episode received an 18.0 rating.
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal makes an early (age 13) appearance in this episode which is directed by his father.
“Bop Gun” is the title of a song by Parliament Funkadelic.
One of the the street thugs is named “Kid Funkadelic” after the group “Parliament Funkadelic” whose song inspired the episode title.