McMillan & Wife: Season 6, Episode 3

Philip's Game (23 Jan. 1977)

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When Mac and DiMaggio go to meet a police informant at a waterfront setting (Mac complains that DiMaggio's car is not only cramped, but "has the baldest tires I've ever seen"), the ... See full summary »

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Lt. Charles Enright
Martha Raye ...
Agatha
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Ellyn Mandrake
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Phillip Bainbridge
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Marietta Galway
Lloyd Bochner ...
Gregg Patterson
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Whalen
Gloria Stroock ...
Maggie
Jay Varela ...
Alvarez (as Jay F. Varela)
Walt Davis ...
Max Braun
John Wyler ...
Jack Filmore
Rose Barbato ...
Mrs. DiMaggio
Robert Forward ...
Ted Jenner
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When Mac and DiMaggio go to meet a police informant at a waterfront setting (Mac complains that DiMaggio's car is not only cramped, but "has the baldest tires I've ever seen"), the informant's car suddenly starts up and nearly runs them down before plunging into the ocean. The informant is found later slumped in the driver's seat, with an empty suitcase beside him. It looks like he died from the impact, but Mac isn't sure and orders an investigation. Meanwhile, a suave "businessman" named Phillip shows up and starts following Mac around, inviting him and his girlfriend to dinner and gradually insinuating himself into their lives to the point where he becomes a stalker. Police records indicate that Phillip is a hired killer who's never been arrested, because he uses extremely creative ways to kill and set up alibis for himself. Phillip soon confirms that Mac is his target. Mac can do nothing to arrest him and gets increasingly agitated, which is just what Phillip wants -- he plans to ... Written by Peter Harris

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This episode was filmed just after Martha Raye's 60th birthday in late August 1976, an unusually late start for filming at the time (Universal Television put the series on hold while the new cast was hired and script adjustments made). See more »

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