Adam-12 (1968–1975)

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Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.

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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 car used for Reed and Malloy's close ups was towed by camera car. The car's windshield showed reflections of the camera and crew, so the car's windshield was removed. However, this led to the wind blowing Reed and Malloy's hair, so a shield was created to enclose the camera and front of the car. 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: A wise man once said; great hazards accompany innovation.
Jim Reed: Yeah. Who was that?
Pete Malloy: Me!
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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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Referenced in Please Don't Eat My Mother (1973) See more »

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Still the best.
9 July 2002 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

Around 1975, I heard a police officer call Adam-12 the most realistic police show ever. In 1999, I heard a recently retired police officer say the same thing. It's hard to top those reviews.

All I'll add is that it had the best casting of any TV show I've seen.


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