Adam-12 (1968–1975)

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Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Officer Pete Malloy (174 episodes, 1968-1975)
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 Officer Jim Reed (174 episodes, 1968-1975)
Shaaron Claridge ...
 Dispatcher / ... (166 episodes, 1968-1975)
William Boyett ...
 Sgt. MacDonald (129 episodes, 1968-1975)
Fred Stromsoe ...
 Officer Jerry Woods / ... (61 episodes, 1972-1975)
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A realistic police drama following the lives of two officers of the LAPD, veteran Pete Malloy and his rookie partner, Jim Reed. Done in a spare, almost "docudrama" style, each episode covered a variety of incidents that the officers encountered during a shift, from the tragic to the trivial. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Trivia

The "one" in "One Adam 12" stood for the area of the division they were stationed in, "Adam" referred to the type of car they drove (a two-man patrol car) and "12" was for the area they patrolled. However, "one" was the code for Central Division (downtown). Since the unit was shown working in Rampart Division, the actual call sign should have been 2-Adam-12. See more »

Goofs

In all episodes throughout the series, during any interior scenes showing the captain's office, which is depicted as having a door and windows facing the hallway and a wall with a window looking into the adjoining office, there is never any glass in either the doors or windows. See more »

Quotes

Pete Malloy: You know what this is?
Jim Reed: Yes sir, it's a police car.
Pete Malloy: This black and white patrol car has an overhead valve V8 engine. It develops 325 horsepower at 4800 RPM's. It accelerates from 0 to 60 in seven seconds; it has a top speed of 120 miles an hour. It's equipped with a multi channeled DFE radio and an electronic siren capable of admitting three variables, wale, yelp, and alert. It also serves as an outside radio speaker and public address system. The automobile has two shotgun racks, one attached ...
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Crazy Credits

At one point the opening credits changed from taking place during the day to taking place at night. See more »

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The first real life cop show
10 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show, for the first time, captured the essence of being a street cop. Not just all shootem-up and car chases.

Though obviously dated today.... a whole generation of kids watched this show and wanted to grow up and be Reed or Malloy, including me. The career that provided me with so much satisfaction was really inspired by this show. Despite what some may think, most cops got into the job with the same values and intents that hallmarked the characters on the Adam 12 show.

During my 25+ years in law enforcement, I was able to meet Kent McCord and Martin Milner at several charity events that they regularly supported. In real life, they truly are the good guys they portrayed on television. A picture of myself with them hangs on my office wall, and is one of my most cherished possessions.


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