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"Charlie's Angels" Charlie's Angels (1976)

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Ivan Goff (written by) &
Ben Roberts (written by)
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Original Air Date:
21 March 1976 (Season 1, Episode 0)
When a wealthy winegrower disappears, the three private investigators go undercover at the vineyard to track down the whereabouts of the body... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Episode Crew
Directed by
John Llewellyn Moxey 
Writing credits
Ivan Goff (written by) &
Ben Roberts (written by)

Produced by
Ivan Goff .... producer
Leonard Goldberg .... executive producer
Shelley Hull .... associate producer
Ben Roberts .... producer
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jack Elliott  (as Jack Elliot)
Allyn Ferguson 
Cinematography by
Archie R. Dalzell (director of photography) (as Arch Dalzell)
Film Editing by
Allan Jacobs 
Art Direction by
Paul Sylos 
Set Decoration by
Dave L. Love  (as Dave Love)
Costume Design by
Nolan Miller (wardrobe designer: women)
Makeup Department
Gloria Montemayor .... hair stylist
Mike Moschella .... makeup artist
Production Management
Norman Henry .... executive production manager
Al Kraus .... production manager
Russel Wiles .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irby Smith .... assistant director
Dick Ziker .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Bill Bates .... property master
Jesse Stone .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Burdick S. Trask .... sound engineer (as Brad Trask)
Joseph Holsen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Joseph Holsen .... sound mixer (uncredited)
George E. Marshall Jr. .... boom operator (uncredited)
Frank Sacco .... adr editor (uncredited)
Tommy Thompson .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Jean Coulter .... stunt double: Farrah Fawcett (uncredited)
Scott Hubbell .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Hamilton .... still photographer (uncredited)
Serge Poupis .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Ernie Reed .... camera operator: second camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert M. Moore .... costumer: men (as Bob Moore)
Shirlee Strahm .... costumer: ladies
Music Department
Rocky Moriana .... music supervisor
Steve Livingston .... music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Jane Morgan .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

74 min | Germany:65 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This was David Ogden Stiers' only appearance in the show as his character of Scott Woodville was removed as it was deemed unnecessary for Charlie to have two male liaisons.See more »
Continuity: At the conclusion of the case, Jill is hiding in the swamp (which is more like a pond) and at one point ducks underwater. Then she swims across it and gets out. When we see her on the other side, she is completely dry.See more »
Scott Woodville:Nobody sees Charlie except me. He's a very private person.See more »
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"Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the police academy...", 9 October 2011
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Excellent pilot episode to the long-running ABC detective series wastes no time in plunging the trio of Angels into danger and disguise. The missing owner of a large vineyard in Northern California is presumed dead, but the case has cooled without evidence. The owner's second wife and her foreman-lover have just a few days until the man's last will goes into effect, which the scheming spouse will benefit from unless her long-lost stepdaughter should happen to turn up and complicate legal matters; she does. Jaclyn Smith's Kelly handles the first part of the case with aplomb, at first pretending to be the missing heiress but then--after she's purposefully exposed as a fraud--claiming to be a mercenary after some $20 million hidden on the property. Kate Jackson's Sabrina also arrives under the guise of the rightful heir, with Farrah Fawcett-Majors' Jill in tow as her secretary. David Doyle as Bosley is actually second in command at Townsend Investigations, with most of the leg-work done by David Ogden Stiers (his character of Scott Woodville was jettisoned once the show got picked up, although he's a fine addition here). Tommy Lee Jones has a small part as a childhood friend of the elusive daughter, while Bo Hopkins and Diana Muldaur are perfect as the shady couple running the business. We learn a few interesting things about the Angels this first time out: Sabrina is an accomplished horse-rider, Kelly can ride a motorcycle, and Jill has a crush on boss Charlie (even though he only communicates with the ladies via telephone). Extremely well-written by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, well-produced and with an exciting action climax in a swamp. Be sure to stay through the end-credits to hear Farrah's sexy come-on! Who wouldn't want more after this?

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