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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
21 September 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(10 articles)
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WWII couldn't get any cooler than that See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Robert Conrad ... Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington (36 episodes, 1976-1978)

Simon Oakland ... Brig. Gen. Thomas Moore (36 episodes, 1976-1978)

Dana Elcar ... Col. Thomas A. Lard (36 episodes, 1976-1978)

Dirk Blocker ... 1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
W.K. Stratton ... 2nd Lt. Lawrence 'Larry' Casey (36 episodes, 1976-1978)

Jeff MacKay ... French / ... (36 episodes, 1976-1978)

Larry Manetti ... Lt. Bob Boyle / ... (34 episodes, 1976-1978)

Robert Ginty ... 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley (30 episodes, 1976-1978)

John Larroquette ... Lt. Bob Anderson / ... (30 episodes, 1976-1978)

Red West ... Sgt. Micklin / ... (28 episodes, 1976-1978)
James Whitmore Jr. ... Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman (23 episodes, 1976-1977)

Joey Aresco ... Sgt. John David 'Hutch' Hutchinson (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
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Series Directed by
Lawrence Doheny (8 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jackie Cooper (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dana Elcar (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert Conrad (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Edward Dein (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Russ Mayberry (2 episodes, 1976)
John Peyser (2 episodes, 1976)
Philip DeGuere (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Barry Shear (2 episodes, 1977)

Alex Beaton (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Stephen J. Cannell (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
Philip DeGuere (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Donald P. Bellisario (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ken Pettus (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Milt Rosen (2 episodes, 1976)
Frank Abatemarco (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Rod Baker (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
James Crocker (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Glen Olson (2 episodes, 1977-1978)

Nicholas Corea (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Stephen J. Cannell .... executive producer (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
Alex Beaton .... producer / supervising producer (33 episodes, 1976-1978)
Philip DeGuere .... supervising producer / producer (27 episodes, 1976-1978)
Chuck Bowman .... associate producer / producer (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Donald P. Bellisario .... producer (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
J. Rickley Dumm .... associate producer (7 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Original Music by
Pete Carpenter (32 episodes, 1976-1978)
Mike Post (32 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Cinematography by
Edward R. Plante (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
H. John Penner (8 episodes, 1977-1978)

John Elsenbach (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
George Potter (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jerry Dronsky (8 episodes, 1976-1977)
Robert L. Kimble (8 episodes, 1976-1977)
Christopher Nelson (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Art Direction by
John D. Jefferies Sr. (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ron Foreman (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ron Jeschke (23 episodes, 1976-1978)
Ed Baer (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Costume Design by
Yvonne Wood (1 episode, 1976)
 
Series Production Management
Jack Terry .... unit manager (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
James M. Walters Jr. .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James W. Gavin .... second unit director (22 episodes, 1976-1978)
David Menteer .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1976-1978)
Larry Powell .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1976-1977)
Robert Gilmore .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Art Department
Ken Speed .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Lowell Harris .... sound (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
Kendrick Sweet .... sound effects editor (18 episodes, 1976-1977)
Robert Jackson .... boom operator (12 episodes, 1976)
Walt Jenevein .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1976)
Colin C. Mouat .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
John K. Kean .... sound (4 episodes, 1978)
Lawrence E. Neiman .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1978)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... cable / sound (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
David Pettijohn .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1978)

Pieter Hubbard .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Charles E. Moran .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt performer (1 episode, 1977)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (1 episode, 1978)

Jean Coulter .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Veto .... stunt camera rigger (29 episodes, 1976-1978)
Casey Jones .... grip (5 episodes, 1978)

Doug Mathias .... gaffer (unknown episodes, 1977)
Rexford L. Metz .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lew Richard .... technical advisor (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Music Department
Stephen A. Hope .... music editor (31 episodes, 1976-1978)
Pete Carpenter .... composer: theme music (25 episodes, 1976-1978)
Mike Post .... composer: theme music (25 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... production driver (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Frank Khoury .... driver (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Other crew
Gregory H. 'Pappy' Boyington .... technical advisor (33 episodes, 1976-1978)
Ken Pettus .... story consultant (16 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sharon Thurgood .... studio teacher (7 episodes, 1978)
Milt Rosen .... creative consultant (6 episodes, 1976)

'Junior' Burchinal .... pilot (unknown episodes)
James W. Gavin .... pilot (unknown episodes)
Steve Hinton .... pilot (unknown episodes)
Gerald Martin .... pilot (unknown episodes)
Art Scholl .... pilot (unknown episodes)
Frank Tallman .... aerial coordinator / pilot (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Baa Baa Black Sheep" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
60 min (37 episodes)
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Color:
Color | Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Most of the aerial footage was shot off the Southern California coast. The island seen during the closing credits is (the eastern tip of) Santa Cruz Island, facing southeast.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In several of the dogfight scenes, when there is a brief in-cockpit view of the pilot's hands dramatically pushing or pulling at the control stick, none of the (clearly visible) instruments ever move to indicate a climb, dive, or turn.See more »
Quotes:
Capt. James Gutterman:[talking back to a Navy officer] I'm already carrier qualified Mommy!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.46" (2009)See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
WWII couldn't get any cooler than that, 20 September 2009
Author: jaimehk from South America

They were young, good looking, their lives move around flying those wonderful blue planes, they lived in tropical paradises, and between each flight they used to hang out with really hot girls, mock authority and play sports. What else an anxious pre-teen could ask from a TV Screen? (Actually I saw the reruns in the 80's once and again). Only occasionally they mourned the loss of a fella, and that their business was about killing and hurting other people was of minor importance. A pretty sweetened version of war, indeed. And about historical accuracy, it faired only slightly better than, say, "Operation Petticoat" (another 70's series about WW2) or MASH. In the plus side, it gives good messages about camaraderie, friendship, loyalty, and even tolerance (it wasn't openly anti-jap), and, at least speaking of myself, you fell compelled to learn more about actual history. As a present-day WWII buff, I wouldn't buy a DVD, but I'd gladly spend one hour of my lifetime watching a rerun of some episode. I would recommend it for parents with teens and preteens, but I'm sure they would find it slow and boring.

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