Whiz Kids (1983–1984)

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The adventures of a group of young kids who are amateur computer experts and detectives.

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1

Year:

1984 | 1983
5 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Richie / ... (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Todd Porter ...
 Hamilton / ... (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Jeffrey Jacquet ...
 Jeremy / ... (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Alice / ... (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Melanie Gaffin ...
 Cheryl / ... (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Llewellen Farley, Jr. (17 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Lt. Neal Quinn (17 episodes, 1983-1984)
Madelyn Cain ...
 Irene Adler (14 episodes, 1983-1984)
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Richie, Ham, Jeremy and Alice are teenagers living outside Los Angeles. They are also computer hackers who worked as amateur detectives in their spare time. Llewellen Farley is a reporter who is a source for the kids and sometimes asks them for help on stories he is writing. Farley's brother-in-law is Lieutenant Quinn who also provides the kids with help. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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5 October 1983 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Simon & Simon: Fly the Alibi Skies (1983) See more »

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Show put many people INTO computer occupations...
22 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this show when it came out. I also got all the computer mags back then. Wired, 99'er (I had the TI-99 4/A computer), Compute, Family Computing, etc... I had over 800 computer mags from back then that I lost recently in a flood. :( This show is available if you just look. Youtube has some eps, but you can find the entire series (only one season) on torrent sites if you look hard enough.

I agree with the comment, that the show started to NOT be as good once they were 'employed.' Yes, just like the hardy boys shows...

This series is worth seeing again. It is a fun show. REALLY brings back memories.. Directly because of this show, my best friend and I started our own computer company writing software for the TI and then the Amiga computers... We won the 3rd party game of the year in 84 for the TI. We were between junior and senior year of high school.. There is a REM line in the game that makes a reference to Whiz Kids...

Go find the show, and enjoy!!!!


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