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"Adam-12" (1968) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1968-1975

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Adam-12: Season 1: Episode 26 -- Reed can't understand why his "shaggy dog'' story isn't getting a hilarious response.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Release Date:
21 September 1968 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations See more »
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(37 articles)
Film Review: ‘Escapes’
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A Tribute To Martin Milner By John M. Whalen
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Martin Milner, star of 60s series Route 66 and Adam-12, dies aged 83
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The Greatest Show About The Average Policeman See more (33 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 281)

Martin Milner ... Officer Pete Malloy (174 episodes, 1968-1975)

Kent McCord ... 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 / ... (63 episodes, 1972-1975)
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Series Directed by
Dennis Donnelly (28 episodes, 1971-1975)
Hollingsworth Morse (21 episodes, 1968-1975)
Christian Nyby (19 episodes, 1970-1975)
James Neilson (19 episodes, 1970-1972)
Lawrence Doheny (13 episodes, 1972-1974)
Alan Crosland Jr. (12 episodes, 1968-1971)
Joseph Pevney (11 episodes, 1969-1975)
Phil Rawlins (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert Douglas (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Christian I. Nyby II (6 episodes, 1973-1975)
Oscar Rudolph (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Sam Freedle (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bruce Kessler (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jack Webb (2 episodes, 1968-1974)
Jean Yarbrough (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ozzie Nelson (2 episodes, 1971)
Robert M. Leeds (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Norman Abbott (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Writing credits
Robert A. Cinader (174 episodes, 1968-1975)
Jack Webb (174 episodes, 1968-1975)
Michael Donovan (21 episodes, 1969-1973)
Leo Gordon (21 episodes, 1971-1975)
Stephen J. Cannell (15 episodes, 1971-1973)
Robert I. Holt (14 episodes, 1968-1973)
Preston Wood (12 episodes, 1968-1973)
James Doherty (11 episodes, 1969-1972)
Richard Morgan (6 episodes, 1968-1969)
Guerdon Trueblood (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
John T. Dugan (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Norman Katkov (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
David H. Vowell (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
William J. Keenan (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Walter Dallenbach (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jack Hawn (2 episodes, 1969)
William P. McGivern (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Herbert Purdom (2 episodes, 1971)
Leonard F. Hill (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jeffrey Lewis (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jim Carlson (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bryan Joseph (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Kenneth Johnson (2 episodes, 1973)
Edward J. Lakso (2 episodes, 1973)
Arnold Somkin (2 episodes, 1974)
Jerry Thomas (2 episodes, 1974)

Series Produced by
Herman S. Saunders .... producer / executive producer (116 episodes, 1970-1975)
Tom Williams .... associate producer / producer (107 episodes, 1970-1975)
Jack Webb .... executive producer / producer (103 episodes, 1968-1974)
William Stark .... associate producer (30 episodes, 1968-1971)
Edward K. Dodds .... associate producer (28 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert A. Cinader .... producer (26 episodes, 1968-1969)
James Doherty .... producer (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Carl Vitale .... associate producer (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Original Music by
Frank Comstock (174 episodes, 1968-1975)
 
Series Cinematography by
F. Bud Mautino (102 episodes, 1969-1975)
Duke Callaghan (35 episodes, 1971-1973)
Brick Marquard (14 episodes, 1968-1969)
Andrew Jackson (10 episodes, 1968)
Jerry Sims (7 episodes, 1969)
Lloyd Ahern Sr. (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert K. Richard (105 episodes, 1970-1975)
Sam E. Waxman (28 episodes, 1969-1971)
John Kaufman (18 episodes, 1968-1970)
James E. Nownes (5 episodes, 1969)
Warren Adams (5 episodes, 1970-1974)
Richard M. Sprague (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Edwin H. Bryant (3 episodes, 1969)
Tony Martinelli (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
George Ohanian (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Casting by
Ramsay King (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Art Direction by
Lester Green (159 episodes, 1968-1975)
Henry Larrecq (10 episodes, 1968-1969)
Alfeo Bocchicchio (3 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John Sturtevant (102 episodes, 1968-1975)
John McCarthy Jr. (52 episodes, 1968-1970)
Claire P. Brown (34 episodes, 1968-1970)
Anthony C. Montenaro (16 episodes, 1974-1975)
Gary Moreno (9 episodes, 1969)
Jerry Miggins (6 episodes, 1971)
Donald J. Sullivan (4 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Costume Design by
Charles Waldo (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (69 episodes, 1968-1971)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (69 episodes, 1968-1971)
 
Series Production Management
Mel A. Bishop .... unit manager (117 episodes, 1970-1975)
Edward K. Dodds .... unit manager (45 episodes, 1968-1970)
Frank Losee .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1970)
G. Warren Smith .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Donnelly .... assistant director (54 episodes, 1970-1973)
G. Warren Smith .... assistant director (43 episodes, 1973-1975)
Robert G. Stone .... assistant director (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Harry Hogan III .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
William Holbrook .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1971-1973)
William J. Hole Jr. .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1973)
Phil Rawlins .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Norman August .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1969)
Walt Gilmore .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1974)
Phil Bowles .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1968-1974)
Robin S. Clark .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1969)
Harker Wade .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Sound Department
Philip Mitchell .... sound (95 episodes, 1971-1975)
Edwin S. Hall .... sound (29 episodes, 1969-1971)
John Erlinger .... sound (27 episodes, 1968-1971)
Robert R. Bertrand .... sound (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Terrance Emerson .... sound cable (5 episodes, 1968-1969)
John R. Walker .... sound (4 episodes, 1969)
Vernon W. Kramer .... sound (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts / stunt double: Moosie Drier (5 episodes, 1968-1973)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor (83 episodes, 1968-1971)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (174 episodes, 1968-1975)
Robert Brower .... color coordinator (52 episodes, 1968-1970)
 
Series Music Department
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor (72 episodes, 1972-1975)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (52 episodes, 1968-1970)
Ray Heindorf .... music supervision: Mark VII, Ltd. (3 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (3 episodes, 1975)
Frank Khoury .... driver (2 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Other crew
Edward M. Davis .... technical advisor: Los Angeles Police Department (147 episodes, 1969-1975)
Tom Williams .... assistant: producer / assistant: executive producer (66 episodes, 1968-1971)
Stephen J. Cannell .... executive story consultant / story editor (48 episodes, 1971-1973)
Stacy Webb .... production assistant / production associate (37 episodes, 1973-1975)
Tom Reddin .... technical advisor: Los Angeles Police Department (26 episodes, 1968-1969)
John T. Dugan .... executive story consultant (26 episodes, 1970-1971)
David H. Vowell .... story editor (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
Bryan Joseph .... executive story consultant (23 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Thanks
Peter J. Pitchess .... our thanks to: for additional technical assistance and cooperation, Sheriff of Los Angeles County (1 episode, 1971)
R.J. Carreon .... especially grateful to: Vice President, The Board of Los Angeles Police Commissioners (1 episode, 1973)
Frank G. Hathaway .... especially grateful to: The Board of Los Angeles Police Commissioners (1 episode, 1973)
Marguerite P. Justice .... particularly grateful to: the first and only woman police commissioner in the United States, The Board of Los Angeles Police Commissioners (1 episode, 1973)
Michael Kohn .... especially grateful to: President, The Board of Los Angeles Police Commissioners (1 episode, 1973)
Emmett C. McGaughey .... especially grateful to: The Board of Los Angeles Police Commissioners (1 episode, 1973)
 

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30 min (174 episodes)
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
During the period that "Adam-12" was filmed, the state of California-issued six--digit vehicle license plates in the letter/number format (i.e., ABC123). The final letter was never I, O, or Q, so that they would not be confused as a number. The civilian vehicles on the show usually have the letter "I" as the final letter, indicating that this is a movie/TV prop plate.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In many shows a gold 1967 Mustang with a white vinyl top may be seen either parked at the crime scene or cruising the street in the background.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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FAQ

Was there ever any Adam-12 reunion movie for television?
What is a "cedar woman"? Or is that what they're saying? Throughout the series, the dispatcher regularly tells the officers that a "cedar woman" has reported a crime. Or is that what she's saying? If so, what is a "cedar woman"? If I'm not hearing it right, what is she saying, and what does it mean?
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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
The Greatest Show About The Average Policeman, 27 March 2003
Author: Brian Washington (Sargebri@att.net) from Los Angeles, California

This is one show that still holds up over thirty years after it premiered. Not only do you get a true life look at the day to day operations of a typical patrolman, but you also see the evolution of the relationship between two officers. When Reed is first teamed with Malloy he is the subordinate young officer who keeps calling Malloy sir and makes a few mistakes along the way, but by the end of the series, Malloy treats Reed as an equal and the two even call each other by their first names. In fact, in either the first or second season, Reed names Malloy the Godfather to his son. This show definitely proves that Jack Webb was a genius.

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