S.W.A.T. (1975–1976)

TV Series  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 857 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 7 critic

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

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 01 Oct 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 04 May 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 14 Mar 2014
 
a list of 33 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "S.W.A.T." on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: S.W.A.T. (1975–1976)

S.W.A.T. (1975–1976) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of S.W.A.T..

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1976   1975  
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Vega$ (1978–1981)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Urich, Bart Braverman, Phyllis Davis
The Rookies (1972–1976)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The trials and adventures of three young police officers.

Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Kate Jackson
Baretta (1975–1978)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The cases of maverick undercover New York detective Tony Baretta.

Stars: Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Edward Grover
Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera
Mod Squad (1968–1973)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police.

Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton
McCloud (1970–1977)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sam McCloud is a Marshal from a Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss.

Stars: Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon, Terry Carter
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A non-stop, race against time action packed thriller that follows an elite SWAT Team as they try to stop a domestic terrorist from killing innocent hostages and destroying the city of Los ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Woodward Jr.
Stars: Tom Sizemore, Mischa Barton, Timothy Woodward Jr.
Police Woman (1974–1978)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Stars: Angie Dickinson, Earl Holliman, Charles Dierkop
Cannon (1971–1976)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The cases of a fat private detective.

Stars: William Conrad, Patrick Culliton, Tom Pittman
Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino, with the help of police snitch, Huggy Bear.

Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas
CHiPs (1977–1983)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine
Kojak (1973–1978)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Lieutenant Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson (37 episodes, 1975-1976)
...
 Officer Jim Street (37 episodes, 1975-1976)
...
 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)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 February 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die knallharten Fünf  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(34 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This show was introduced as a two-hour episode of The Rookies (1972): The Rookies: S.W.A.T. (2hr Pilot) (1975). See more »

Connections

Featured in S.W.A.T. (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from S.W.A.T.
Written by Barry De Vorzon
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I loved it as a kid--but of course, kids are sometimes wrong!
28 February 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid, I loved "S.W.A.T." and was sad when the show was canceled after only two seasons. Recently, I discovered season one of the show on Netflix and was thrilled to see the show once again. At first, I really liked the episodes but after seeing many of them I detected some silly clichés. Whenever one of the characters introduces a friend to his co-workers with the S.W.A.T. team, you could guarantee that the person would either go psycho (like Cameron Mitchell did) or they'll be kidnapped (like the basketball player and girlfriend of T.J.). This same pattern happened again and again. And, the show occasionally degenerated to such silly plots as people who are going to kidnap the beauty contestants or blow up a movie studio!! Huh?!?! What were they thinking?! I think the problem was that the S.W.A.T. team in real life is really a special occasion task force--there for some pretty insane situations. BUT, these insane situations are generally predictable and too dull for TV--such as bank robberies. So, to add spice, the show made the crimes ridiculous and outrageous--the things most S.W.A.T. teams would never dream of seeing. Aaron Spelling couldn't have the team taking out bank robbers or ending a common domestic dispute in 5 of every 6 episodes--realistic, yes, but not very exciting. So, they went the opposite direction--making the shows insanely impossible--week after week. What you are left with is NOT a show like "Dragnet" (which showed ALL the many facets of police work--the exciting and the mundane) but one that wasn't that far removed from "Charlie's Angels"--kind of mindless and entertaining. Overall, I'd say the show wasn't bad but clearly it wasn't all that good. And, what did I know--I was only 10 when the show debuted!


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Swat Season 2 lombardo-5
A Can of Whup-Ass in a Bread Truck! Zach126
The best theme song ever! edunn91
COME BACK, S.W.A.T.!!!!!!! MSC2001VW
I have a question about the DVD yauli747
swat dvd bookman4020
Discuss S.W.A.T. (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page