Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.
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 Chief Dan Mathews / ... (156 episodes, 1955-1959)
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 Narrator / ... (156 episodes, 1955-1959)
William Boyett ...
 Sgt. Ken Williams / ... (65 episodes, 1955-1959)
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Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

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September 1955 (USA)  »

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Patrulla de caminos  »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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(156 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Like Broderick Crawford who appeared on CHiPs (1977) once, William Boyett also appeared on the program, appearing a total of three times. In CHiPs: The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party: Part 1 (1980) and CHiPs: The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party: Part 2 (1980) he played a CalTrans supervisor, and in CHiPs: Silent Partner (1982), contrary to his normal police officer role he played a car thief. In between the two, he was best known for playing Sgt. MacDonald, appearing 129 times on Adam-12 (1968). See more »

Goofs

Contrary to the opening narration, no US state police agency is called "the militia." See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Chief Dan Mathews: Ten-four!
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Indestructible Man (1992) See more »

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A childhood influence
21 May 1999 | by (Willow Grove, PA) – See all my reviews

This show was my very favorite as a boy, and had such an influence on me, that I grew up to become a Pennsylvania State Trooper. I recently retired from the force after a rewarding career. The stories and action of the Highway Patrol always showed the good guys, the police, prevailing over the bad guys. I also enjoyed the open highway atmosphere in which these stories took place. I would very dearly love to get tapes of this show for old times sake, but have not been able to do so.


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