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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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The One that started it all See more (8 total) »


 (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 »
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Did You Know?

Both Farrah Fawcett and Tommy Lee Jones would go on to star in seperate films titled Man of the House. Both movies were released within ten years apart, 1995 and 2005.See more »
Continuity: In the photo shown of young Janet LeMaire she has light eyes, but both angels trying to impersonate her have brown eyes. At the end of the episode, current day Janet is also shown with brown eyes.See more »
Wilder:What'll we do with 'em?
Beau Creel:Well, we came to dig a grave, may have to make it a whole cemetery.
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
The One that started it all, 20 March 2005
Author: Joe Stemme from United States

Hard to believe now that this middling TV Movie/Pilot, with a needlessly convoluted plot, would spark a phenomenon. Caught this on Starz Mystery Channel on satellite.

Seeing it for the first time in nearly 30 years, a few retrospective thoughts:

1. Interesting that Jaclyn Smith was front and center for the first act since she had the least amount of acting experience going in. Apparently, Kate Jackson (who was promised the lead) switched roles with her. Farrah is the 3rd banana here - history changed that.

2. It isn't surprising that the David Ogden Stiers character was dropped after the pilot. Originally added so that there would be a man who could "bail out" the Angels, he was really too stuffy for the show's fluff. David Doyle hit the notes perfectly.

3. I liked the jazzier sounding "main theme" as played in the movie. The rest of the score is typical 70's TV waka waka electronics.

4. Aside from a brief shot of Jacklyn Smith in a bikini and the requisite "Charlie Girl" snippets, there was little of the cheesy T&A exploitation that the show became known for (particularly in its first season).

And to think that this was hot stuff at the time. sigh.

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