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Diamond in the Rough 

Thieves are planning a con job. Before the job takes place, they are in a hit and run crash with a friend of Sgt. Getrear's son, who is taken in by the Getrears. Jon investigates the crash and finds there is more involved than a crash.

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Officer Frank Poncherello (credit only)
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Officer Jon Baker
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Sgt. Joseph Getraer
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Betty Getraer
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Pat McGuire
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Bill McGuire
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Officer Steve McLeish (as Bruce Jenner)
Paul Linke ...
Officer Arthur Grossman
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Harlan Arliss
Brodie Greer ...
Officer Barry Baricza
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Timmy Getraer
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Kelly Shaw (as Dan Owens)
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Thieves are planning a con job. Before the job takes place, they are in a hit and run crash with a friend of Sgt. Getrear's son, who is taken in by the Getrears. Jon investigates the crash and finds there is more involved than a crash.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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22 November 1981 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The home life of Sgt. Getraer is shown in some detail. His on-screen wife Betty was played by Gwynne Gilford, who had been his wife in real life since 1969. Like the Getraers, they had two children. This was Gilford's final appearance as Betty Getraer. See more »

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The black sedan, shown undamaged prior to the crash, is already damaged on the passenger side front before it hits the light green coupe, indicating a previously damaged car was used for the crash. See more »

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A Complex Bank Robbery
6 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

The episode entitled,Diamond On The Rough starts when Jon responds to an accident involving Pat, a friend of Getraer's son, Timmy; and his mother. The Getraers take him in while his mother recovers in hospital. The other car drove off because the occupants are planning a complex bank robbery and don't want to wait around for the police.

At the Getraer home, it's decided that Pat can stay there. The hit and run car is finally found and the driver arrested. Pat's dad, Bill McGuire, is tracked down and comes in from Las Vegas but Pat has run away.CHP Officer Steve McLeish finds Pat on his way to the hospital to see his mom and arrests him. He instructs him to walk to the hospital where he meets his dad.

The bank robbers get deeper into their plans and the CHP is on the move. As the bank alarm goes off, there's a major traffic accident nearby. While the LAPD takes care of the accident, Jon and Steve chase the robbers' car until they are captured and arrested.

Although Estrada isn't here due to a contract dispute with the producers and was replaced temporarily by Bruce Jenner,who plays CHP officer Steve McLeish,the episode remains exciting and entertaining.Also,the complexity of the bank robbery perpetuated makes it good.


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