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 (17 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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For a 12 year old computer geek, this show was it!
11 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am really trying to remember 20 years ago to this show. It was very much a spin-off of the success of War Games. Richie had a computer that could do almost anything. It was built from a lot of spare parts that must have been around the studio. If it could flash, it went in the computer.

At the time I loved the show because I was young and though computers were neat. I would like to see the show again just to see what I think now.

The thing that I remember most about the show is that EVERYTHING seemed to be run by computers. In one episode they were locked in some room. In that room was some discarded terminal that they were able to connect to the building sprinkler system and set it off. Deus ex Machina situations like this happened way too often...and Richie was always like MacGuyver with a keyboard.

Still...I remember liking the show back then.


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