Adam-12 (1968–1975)

Routine Patrol: The Drug Store Cowboys 

Reed and Malloy start their shift at a bar where a drunk woman is threatening everyone with a gun. Other cases involve carjackers who happen to steal a car with guns, and a death of a mentally challenged man which looks suspicious.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Officer Pete Malloy
Officer Jim Reed
Fred Wheeler
Jo Anne Meredith ...
Jessica Miles
William Boyett ...
Sgt. MacDonald
Al Guinn
Dave Moss
Fred Stromsoe ...
Officer Jerry Woods
Rachel Romen ...
Audrey Shore


Much of Malloy and Reed's current on-patrol social chat centers around Malloy's latest date with a flight attendant, and when the Reeds will be able to meet her. Their first call takes them to a bar, where a woman is wielding a gun. When they arrive, they learn that this time is not the first the woman, a regular customer, has pulled the gun before, but why this time is the first the the police have been notified. At their next call, they meet a man who was ambushed in his car by four young men, who stole his car. Malloy and Reed hope to get enough information from the victim, who is more belligerent about police not doing enough to protect him. He is eventually able to provide some information, including that the men were wearing urban cowboy gear and their car was out of state. Malloy has a theory that the perpetrators targeted the victim for what they knew was in his trunk: guns. Not before the perpetrators are able to strike again, this time armed, Malloy and Reed are able to ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

12 February 1974 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Reed and Malloy are first fired upon at the Stampede Inn by the 4 cowboys, Malloy fires seven shots before he stops to reload. See more »

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