Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)

TV Series  -   -  Action | Adventure | Crime
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 4,693 users  
Reviews: 38 user | 37 critic

The adventures of three sexy female private eyes.

Creators:

,
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Unbroken: An interview with Angelina Jolie

IMDb's Arno Kazarian chats with Angelina Jolie about working with cinematographer Roger Deakins and harnessing Jack O'Connell's fire

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 03 Apr 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 23 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 13 Jul 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 14 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Charlie's Angels" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)

Charlie's Angels (1976–1981) on IMDb 6.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Charlie's Angels.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
1981   1980   1979   1978   1977   1976  
Nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Director: McG
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a crippled test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as a unique intelligence agent.

Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A cat burglar, a car thief, and a dirty cop get a chance to turn their lives around; fighting crime and working for the mysterious Charlie Townsend.

Stars: Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.

Director: McG
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz
The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)
Action | Sci-Fi | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After fully recovering from her near fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.

Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks
Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander
Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley
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 called Huggy Bear.

Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas
Simon & Simon (1981–1995)
Action | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Stars: Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker, Mary Carver
The Fall Guy (1981–1986)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The adventures of a film stunt performer who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas
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
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Kelly Garrett / ... (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
...
 John Bosley (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
...
 Kris Munroe / ... (87 episodes, 1977-1981)
...
 Sabrina Duncan (69 episodes, 1976-1979)
Edit

Storyline

TV series about a wealthy mystery-man who runs a detective agency via a speaker-phone and his personal assistant, Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations. The cast changed substantially over the life of this show, as actresses left for various movie, TV, and modeling deals. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 September 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Alley Cats  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(106 episodes) | (116 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Charlie's Angels was in the top ten for its first two seasons: 1976 - 1977 #5, 1977 - 1978 #4 competing in a three way tie with 60 Minutes (1968) and All in the Family (1971). Midway through Season 3, when Kate Jackson announced her impending departure, the show slipped out of the top ten to #12. When Shelley Hack became Jackson's replacement, the ratings dropped even further to #20. The ratings slide continued and Hack was let go. Tanya Roberts was hired to replace Hack, but the ratings didn't improve; plummeting to an abysmal #59. The show never recovered and was canceled at the end of its fifth season. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ideal: The Documentary (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Beautiful does not mean weak
8 July 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have seen complaints about the original Charlie's Angels series and how having beautiful stars in it negated any feminist notions about the series. I would like to disagree.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, there were few enough female 'action' stars on television to be role models for young girls. The various women in 'Charlie's Angels' were (according to the OP) police officers before Charlie hired them -- and as female police officers, they were given stupid 'girl' jobs like handing out parking tickets, and handling switchboards, and so on. Charlie gave them jobs in which they could actually fight crime -- and they did fight crime, together. If one of them needed rescue, it wasn't a man that came to rescue her, but one of the other two 'angels'. They were independent, intelligent, single, employed women who worked well together and supported one another.

The show is dated now, given how strong feminism has become since then. Back then, however, it was more than enough for at least one little girl to see that she didn't have to grow up and get married and have babies to be happy in life. Charlie's Angels -- the original show, not the fluffy movies (which are fun in their own way) -- remains to this day in my opinion an excellent example of how women should look at life: it's a challenge; meet it head on, and on your own terms.

The fact that the women were all beautiful is irrelevant to the show except that it attracted a male audience.


28 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A question for gay men September_1
Kelly Garrett simply cannot wear pants!!! September_1
People article on Shelley's departure September_1
"I don't want to work with this bitch!" I_Love_Hutch
Favorite sentimental CA moments... I_Love_Hutch
Post your favorite angel and why. September_1
Discuss Charlie's Angels (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page