The missions of a major city's police department's Special Weapons and Tactics unit.
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Lieutenant Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson (37 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Officer Jim Street (37 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Sergeant David 'Deacon' Kay (37 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Officer Dominic Luca (37 episodes, 1975-1976)
James Coleman ...
 Officer T.J. McCabe (37 episodes, 1975-1976)
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This series features the missions of the fictional W.C.P.D.'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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When you're in trouble, you call the police. When the police are in trouble, they call S.W.A.T. See more »

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17 February 1975 (USA)  »

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Die knallharten Fünf  »

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(34 episodes)

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Although the series was popular in the ratings, the show was canceled into its second season due to the controversy it provoked concerning its violence. See more »

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Referenced in Death Proof (2007) See more »

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Theme from S.W.A.T.
Written by Barry De Vorzon
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A realistic police show before its time
6 March 2003 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

S.W.A.T was a spin-off off the other great police drama of the 1970s - "The Rookies" SWAT told the stories of an elite police unit called Special Weapons and Tactics Unit or S.W.A.T for short.

They handled situations to dangerous for the regular police.

The show was very violent for the time and the SWAT officers were more violent than the criminals they were going against.

What was cool about this show was the title music which hit the TOP 10 in 1975 and the team scrambling into their truck, speeding to a scene, and then rushing into action. They did it without the body armor and helmets we see such officers wear today.

When I kid, my friends and I would play SWAT and today I wish I could watch the repeats.

Without the theme music and action it would be a run of the mill police show.


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