The missions of a major city's police department's Special Weapons and Tactics unit.
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 Lieutenant Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson (37 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Officer Jim Street (37 episodes, 1975-1976)
Rod Perry ...
 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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17 February 1975 (USA)  »

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Die knallharten Fünf  »

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

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Referenced in Rhoda: Kiss Your Epaulets Goodbye (1975) See more »

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Theme from S.W.A.T.
Written by Barry De Vorzon
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Just shoot up the place
29 June 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I remember back in the 70s the show SWAT and its cast were introduced in an episode of The Rookies. There was one of the eager young idealistic cops in a hostage negotiation situation when along came Steve Forrest and his team and just blew hell out of the place and the criminal. That episode in the end showed just how much we need a SWAT team when they don't negotiate.

Echoing John Wayne was Steve Forrest as the SWAT team leader 'Hondo' Harrelson and part of his team was future series stars Robert Urich of Vegas, etc, and Mark Shera who joined Barnaby Jones. If you liked a lot of loud explosions SWAT or Special Weapons And Tactics was your show.

My guess is that it only lasted for two seasons because how many different ways can you blow something or shoot the crap out of a place to make it interesting. And you never got into any of the personal lives of the team really.

I think the Canadian series Flashpoint better handles the whole concept of SWAT.


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