Captain Frank Murphy is in charge of a division that only handles the most difficult cases of the Los Angeles police department. He has assembled a diverse team to take on the craftiest criminals.

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 Captain Frank Murphy (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
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 Sergeant Paul Strobber (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
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 Lieutenant Charlie Gunzer (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
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 Sergeant Mark Osborne (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
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 Sergeant Rosie Johnson (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
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 Commissioner Herb Klein (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
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Captain Frank Murphy is in charge of a division that only handles the most difficult cases of the Los Angeles police department. He has assembled a diverse team to take on the craftiest criminals.

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Whole Team of Dirty Harries
18 July 2006 | by (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews

Made up of a half dozen of California's toughest law enforcement officers, the Strike Force handled those cases too difficult for mainstream justice to solve. I was 11 or 12 when "Strike Force" aired and loved it. After watching rather tame procedurals as "Emergency!" and "Adam-12," "SF" was the first cop show I watched that seemed "grown-up." The first episode had a mother and father decapitating members of the jury that sentenced their son to prison. Tough stuff. In fact, I remember "SF" being named one of the most violent shows on television by one of those citizen groups. Probably no money in it, but it'd be great to see this show's very few episodes on DVD. It was a Spelling Production, so maybe in the wake of Aaron's death ... but I doubt it.

PS - Yup, on Sunday nights, ABC also ran "Today's FBI," starring Mannix himself, Mike Connors.

PPS - I actually had a "SF" gun and target set, you know - with those plastic suction cups. And the gun was modeled after Stack's own hand cannon from the show. Wish I still had it ... hello, Ebay!! Oh well.


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