The Rookies (1972–1976)

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The trials and adventures of three young police officers.

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 Officer Terry Webster / ... (93 episodes, 1972-1976)
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 Off. Mike Danko / ... (93 episodes, 1972-1976)
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 Jill Danko (92 episodes, 1972-1976)
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
 Lt. Ryker / ... (92 episodes, 1972-1976)
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 Officer Willie Gillis / ... (47 episodes, 1972-1974)
Bruce Fairbairn ...
 Officer Chris Owens / ... (46 episodes, 1974-1976)
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Storyline

The exploits of three rookie police officers in a large unnamed Southern California city are followed in this weekly series. Mike Danko is a married former marine, Willie Gillis is a recent college graduate and Terry Webster joined the police as part of a special minority recruitment plan. Their supervisor is Lt. Eddie Riker and Jill is Mike's worried wife who works as a nurse at the local hospital. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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11 September 1972 (USA)  »

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A Tutte le auto della polizia  »

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By the time of the series' final season, Kate Jackson was receiving the most fan mail of all cast members. See more »

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Lt. Ryker: [Repeated line at rollcall] Check your pidmaps!... Hit the streets!
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Referenced in Rhoda: Kiss Your Epaulets Goodbye (1975) See more »

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Funky Theme Song
2 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the 70's, a hip action television series had equally hip and exciting theme music. The Rookies theme is no exception. The music prepared us for the hard edged drama that was to come. The music had a definite urban edge. The audience was prepared for the hard street scenes and the gritty action that these police dramas promised.

When viewing vintage series', the music sets the mood and reflects the era that the series is part of. In my opinion, 70's television theme music that perfectly reflected the times and expressed the programs that they were representing.

"The Streets of San Francisco" , Chico and The Man, The Rookies, The Courtship of Eddie's Father and Maude are exceptional theme songs.


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