Adam-12: Season 7, Episode 20

Operation Action (25 Mar. 1975)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
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After their shift Malloy is to drop off his car with a mechanic and Reed is to pick him up but Malloy is hijacked by a man and woman after leaving the station. They want her boyfriend ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
William Boyett ...
Roger Foster
David Pritchard ...
Harv Carlton
Fred Stromsoe ...
Investigator Johnson
Kristen McCord ...
Louise Williams ...
Lisa (as Liberty Williams)


After their shift Malloy is to drop off his car with a mechanic and Reed is to pick him up but Malloy is hijacked by a man and woman after leaving the station. They want her boyfriend released from jail in return for Malloy. When they have him verify they have him, Malloy gives a clue to his whereabouts by giving a name of a girl the officers found with a mannequin. Reed finds Malloy's car and a girl nearby gives a description of the people and car that took Malloy. They find the car abandoned. Reed's investigation of their cases turns up the girl's name and location which Reed stakes out. Malloy has spilled gasoline in the house where he is held and is able to swipe a lighter and set it afire allowing him to jump out the window where Reed sees the smoke and hears the gunfire. Written by Anonymous

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An Explosive Episode of Superb Series
28 June 2015 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Arguably the most suspenseful and explosive episode of the entire series, with superb direction from Dennis Donnelly. With a script that's both exciting and intelligent, this uniquely stunning entry of Adam-12 was Emmy worthy and that it was not even nominated is nothing less than an outrage. Martin Milner gives a superb performance as Officer Pete Malloy, cool under pressure, professional, and incredibly courageous. His work in this episode was not only worthy of awards, it stands as lasting tribute to the typical Los Angeles police officer. To Malloy, he is just doing his job. His sense of duty and dedication to protecting the people of the city is both inspiring and deeply moving. Truly a standout performance in an acting career that's overwhelming in its excellence.

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