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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Complete series cast summary:
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 Richie Adler (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Todd Porter ...
 Hamilton Parker (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Jeffrey Jacquet ...
 Jeremy Saldino (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Alice Tyler (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Melanie Gaffin ...
 Cheryl Adler (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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Whiz Kids on You Tube
12 March 2008 | by (Raleigh, NC) – See all my reviews

Search for "Whiz Kids" on YouTube.com and you'll find 8 full episodes (broken into 5 parts each). Don't know if they've entered the public domain or if the powers that be haven't found them yet.

Seeing this show brought back some great memories. This show also cemented my computer interest and headed me towards to a Computer Science degree for me as well.

Yeah it's cheesy but very little of what was being described in the show was possible in the early to mid 80's. Today it's pretty common place and the security is nearly as bad.

I'd love to see this come out on DVD. I'd like to have a decent quality copy.


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