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Release Date:
19 September 1986 (USA) See more »
An ordinary cop tutors a young boy who insists on helping him in his cases with his mastery of martial arts. Full summary »
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Karate kid and cop team up to fight crime. See more (4 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 10)

Gil Gerard ... Jake Rizzo (23 episodes, 1986-1987)

Nancy Stafford ... Patricia Blake (23 episodes, 1986-1987)

Keye Luke ... Sabasan (23 episodes, 1986-1987)

Ernie Reyes Jr. ... Ernie Lee (23 episodes, 1986-1987)

Series Directed by
Allen Reisner (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Kim Manners (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Ric Rondell (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Sigmund Neufeld Jr. (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Vincent McEveety (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Writing credits
Richard Chapman (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bill Dial (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
W. Reed Moran (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Gary Rosen (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Steve Stoliar (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bob Comfort (2 episodes, 1986)

Series Produced by
John Garbett .... supervising producer (16 episodes, 1986-1987)
Series Original Music by
Joseph Conlan (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
Series Casting by
Peg Halligan (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Series Makeup Department
Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Hintlian .... second assistant director: 1986 (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Bob McLing .... property master (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
Series Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (2 episodes, 1986-1987)

Kenny Bates .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Campea Jr. .... key grip (13 episodes, 1986-1987)

Robert Reed Altman .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Owen Marsh .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Chris Ledesma .... music editor (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Series Other crew
Bruce Chudacoff .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Alan J. Lam .... production accountant (unknown episodes)

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30 min (23 episodes)
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Karate kid and cop team up to fight crime., 25 February 2000
Author: jaybabb ( from Lewiston, Idaho

This TV series is a very entertaining crime drama set in southern California. It's Main characters are: "The Last Electric Knight" AKA "Ernie Lee"(Ernie Reyes, Jr.), "Jake Rizzo"(Gil Gerard).

Rizzo is a cop and Ernie is a karate kid-together, they take on crooks. It also has important lessons about life. It promotes respect for our elders.

As with all TV series however, some of the episodes are better than others. The best thing about this series is the martial arts talents of Ernie Reyes, Jr. He is one of the most talented martial artists I've seen who is so young.

This series only went for one season-and has been rarely seen, but for those of us who had the opportunity to see this series, know what a treat it is.

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