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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:
(11 articles)
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User Reviews:
Somewhat mixed but generally quite entertaining See more (13 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 12 of 45)

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 Jr. (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 Jr. (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 Jr. .... 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)
Doug Mathias .... gaffer (14 episodes, 1977)
Casey Jones .... grip (5 episodes, 1978)

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 .... driver / production driver (13 episodes, 1976-1978)
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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Language:
Color:
Color | Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When nurses were added to the regular cast, they were referred to in the opening credits as "Pappy Lambs" as a takeoff on the show that was beating this one in the ratings at the time, "Charlie's Angels" (1976).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:
Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington:Around here, we brush our teeth with Scotch.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Frost/Nixon (2008)See more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Somewhat mixed but generally quite entertaining, 9 December 2001
Author: Hessian499 from Pittsburgh, PA

Set in the South Pacific during World War Two, the series dealt with a squadron of US pilots known as the Black Sheep (called such due to the fact most were misfits and disciplinary cases before joining the outfit). The best part of the series were the aerial combat sequences; using a mix of archived material from the war, newly filmed sequences, and superbly edited tapings of radio transmissions, the producers made it seem like you were up there in the sky with the squadron in the encounters with the Japanese. On the ground, the dramatic scenes were often done just as well; you got to realize that even though the squadron was made up of screwballs they behaved as a unit and worked as a team to make it through whatever came up.

Later episodes in the series tend to be rather lacking in entertainment value. The addition of "Pappy's Lambs" - a group of nurses assigned to the island - was probably meant to help ratings, but at the same time the focus started to swing towards them and away from the war against the Japanese, which had been the backbone of the more successful earlier episodes. The overall writing of the series seems to have deteriorated as the show got towards the end of its run as well.

While mixed in quality through its run, the show is definitely worth watching, if nothing else for the Corsairs that were restored to be used on the show - great aircraft!

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