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S.W.A.T. (1975–1976)

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The missions of the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics unit.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Lieutenant Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson (37 episodes, 1975-1976)
 Officer Jim Street (37 episodes, 1975-1976)
Rod Perry ...
 Sergeant David 'Deacon' Kay (37 episodes, 1975-1976)
 Officer Dominic Luca (37 episodes, 1975-1976)
James Coleman ...
 Officer T.J. McCabe (37 episodes, 1975-1976)


This series features the missions of the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics team. They are a team of highly trained and heavily armed police officers who's purpose is to make coordinated assaults on armed and dangerous criminals in sensitive situations and defensible locations. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Release Date:

17 February 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die knallharten Fünf  »

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While most of the team carried standard issue .38 revolvers Lieutenant "Hondo" Harrelson carried a semi automatic .45 caliber M1911 pistol. See more »


Referenced in The Simpsons: Stop or My Dog Will Shoot (2007) See more »


Theme from S.W.A.T.
Written by Barry De Vorzon
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Still a great show
8 September 2003 | by (San Antonio,Tx) – See all my reviews

S.W.A.T. was my favorite show that came out of the 70's and I still enjoy it as much today as I did back then since it was shown on TVLand for a month and now the first season has been released on DVD. I read all these reviews saying that the show doesn't transcend to today but I think that is totally wrong. My teenage boys think the show is as cool as I did back in the 70's, I have yet to sit down and watch an episode without one of them coming in to watch with me. I only hope that the second season is also released on DVD because there are episodes in the second season that I haven't seen since the show originally aired.

I only had a few complaints with the show, one is that they would change details from one season to the next without explanation, such as in the first season TJ was engaged but in the second he was out dating again. That seemed to happen a lot on shows in the 70's.

My major complaint with the show was that it seemed to focus mainly on the character of Hondo. Each episode seemed to make him out to be the hero, instead of ever letting one of the other members of the team get any glory.

All in all I think this was a great tv show that never got the praise it deserved.

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