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"The Rookies" (1972) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1972-1976

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
11 September 1972 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The trials and adventures of three young police officers. Full summary »
User Reviews:
Silly premise but fun anyway See more (11 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 97)

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster / ... (93 episodes, 1972-1976)

Sam Melville ... Off. Mike Danko / ... (93 episodes, 1972-1976)

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko (92 episodes, 1972-1976)
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker / ... (92 episodes, 1972-1976)

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis / ... (47 episodes, 1972-1974)
Bruce Fairbairn ... Officer Chris Owens / ... (46 episodes, 1974-1976)
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Series Directed by
Phil Bondelli (15 episodes, 1974-1976)
E.W. Swackhamer (10 episodes, 1972-1975)
Leonard Horn (9 episodes, 1972-1973)
Harry Falk (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Gene Nelson (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
Fernando Lamas (5 episodes, 1975)
Michael Caffey (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Georg Stanford Brown (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bruce Bilson (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
William Crain (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
William F. Claxton (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Ralph Senensky (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Earl Bellamy (2 episodes, 1972)
Jerry Jameson (2 episodes, 1972)
Jud Taylor (2 episodes, 1972)
Richard Newton (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Philip Leacock (2 episodes, 1974)
Richard Benedict (2 episodes, 1976)
Randal Kleiser (1 episode, 1976)
 
Series Writing credits
William Blinn (31 episodes, 1972-1975)
Rita Lakin (27 episodes, 1972-1975)
Skip Webster (12 episodes, 1972-1976)
Robert I. Holt (11 episodes, 1972-1975)
Hal Sitowitz (8 episodes, 1972-1974)
Don Balluck (6 episodes, 1973-1975)
Sean Baine (4 episodes, 1974-1976)
Hoke Howell (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
James Basler (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Rick Husky (3 episodes, 1974-1976)
Irv Pearlberg (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Daniel B. Ullman (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Richard H. Landau (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Mark Weingart (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert Harland (2 episodes, 1973)
William Douglas Lansford (2 episodes, 1973)
David Ketchum (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Mann Rubin (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Bruce Shelly (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Frank Telford (2 episodes, 1974)
Jack V. Fogarty (2 episodes, 1976)

Paul F. Edwards (unknown episodes)
Mathius Reitz (unknown episodes)
Dirk Wayne Summers (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer / producer (93 episodes, 1972-1976)
Leonard Goldberg .... executive producer (92 episodes, 1972-1976)
William Blinn .... producer (31 episodes, 1972-1974)
Shelley Hull .... associate producer (27 episodes, 1972-1975)
Rick Husky .... producer (20 episodes, 1974-1976)
Hal Sitowitz .... producer (16 episodes, 1974-1975)
Douglas Benton .... producer (10 episodes, 1973-1974)
Skip Webster .... producer (7 episodes, 1975-1976)
Paul Junger Witt .... producer (5 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Original Music by
Jack Elliott (12 episodes, 1972-1975)
Allyn Ferguson (12 episodes, 1972-1975)
Elmer Bernstein (12 episodes, 1972-1974)
Mark Snow (5 episodes, 1975-1976)
Robert Drasnin (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
Laurence Rosenthal (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Shorty Rogers (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
George Romanis (2 episodes, 1975)

Paul Glass (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Archie R. Dalzell (46 episodes, 1972-1974)
Dennis Dalzell (46 episodes, 1974-1976)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jim Faris (7 episodes, 1972-1975)
Dick Wormell (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bill Mosher (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Art Seid (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Leon Carrere (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Gene Milford (2 episodes, 1972)
Richard Malek (2 episodes, 1975)

James Baiotto (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Bert Remsen (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
Claire Newell (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Art Direction by
Paul Sylos (27 episodes, 1972-1975)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ken Swartz (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
Dorcy Howard (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Costume Design by
Thelma Strahm (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
Robert Harris Jr. (4 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist (28 episodes, 1972-1975)
Pat Whiffing .... hair stylist (21 episodes, 1972-1973)
Joyce Morrison .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Production Management
Norman Henry .... executive production manager / production manager (28 episodes, 1972-1975)
William A. Calihan Jr. .... production manager (27 episodes, 1972-1975)
Russel Wiles .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wesley Barry .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1972-1975)
Joe Lauth .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1972-1973)
John Ashley Hamilton .... trainee director (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Art Department
Jesse Stone .... construction coordinator (28 episodes, 1972-1975)
Jerry McFarland .... property master (26 episodes, 1972-1975)
Jerry Swift .... property master (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Sound Department
Tommy Thompson .... sound engineer / sound recordist (28 episodes, 1972-1975)

Stan Gordon .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Bill Ferrier .... special effects (14 episodes, 1972-1975)
 
Series Stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 1975)

Denny Arnold .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Reynolds .... lighting technician (37 episodes, 1973-1974)

Paul Jacobsen .... electrician (unknown episodes, 1975)
Owen Marsh .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
John Stadler .... electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Joel Thurm .... casting supervisor (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Harris Jr. .... costumes (23 episodes, 1972-1973)
Thelma Strahm .... costumes (23 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Editorial Department
Russel Wiles .... post-production coordinator (17 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jim Allen .... post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 1972)

Ron Meredith .... assistant film editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Elmer Bernstein .... composer: theme music (82 episodes, 1972-1976)
Rocky Moriana .... music supervisor (28 episodes, 1972-1975)
Steve Livingston .... music editor (4 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (10 episodes, 1972-1975)

Jim Martell .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Helen Parker .... script supervisor (28 episodes, 1972-1975)
Parke Perine .... coordinator: producer (23 episodes, 1972-1973)
 

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60 min (92 episodes)
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Trivia:
By the time of the series' final season, Kate Jackson was receiving the most fan mail of all cast members.See more »
Quotes:
Lt. Ryker:[Repeated line at rollcall] Check your pidmaps!... Hit the streets!See more »
Movie Connections:
Spin off "S.W.A.T." (1975)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Silly premise but fun anyway, 2 September 2010
Author: UncrownedQueenoftheUniverse from United States

I remember this series with great fondness. I was seriously contemplating a career in law enforcement when I grew up, and this show had great appeal. Three brand-new, fresh-out-of-the-academy police officers were going to clean up the mean streets of Santa Clara, California! They were all "pretty people": Michael Ontkean, Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville and, not to be forgotten, Kate Jackson. The plots were frequently paper thin and the acting was always terribly earnest, but there was still a certain something that made it very watchable. Not the least of these intangibles was Gerald S. O'Loughlin as the supervising (and long-suffering) lieutenant. It does not stand the test of time - I mean, really, who believed that two rookies would be assigned to ride together and a third would be assigned to lone patrol with no senior officer in sight? And while replacing Michael Ontkean with Bruce Fairbairn didn't work for me, it still has the charm of nostalgia.

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