A criminal whom Getraer arrested is back and is terrorizing his family. At the same time a newly formed watch group tries to help by calling the cops when they come across a crime. But one ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
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Bobbie Block ...
Vicki (as Bobbi Block)
Missy Cleveland ...
Blonde (as Amanda Cleveland)
Officer Jebediah Turner
Karen Ericson ...
Betty Getraer
Brodie Greer ...
Lindsay Kennedy ...
Randi Oakes ...
Waitress (as Monica Francine Pege)


A criminal whom Getraer arrested is back and is terrorizing his family. At the same time a newly formed watch group tries to help by calling the cops when they come across a crime. But one of the members who lost a family member takes things too far. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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3 May 1981 (USA)  »

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Bonnie talks to Sgt. Getraer about having a teddy bear for his son Christopher. Later on, Sgt. Getraer's wife thanks Bonnie for the bear and states Christopher went right to sleep with it. Robert Pine, who plays Sgt. Getraer, and Gwynne Gilford, who plays his wife, are married and parents to Chris Pine who would have also been a baby at this time. See more »


When Getraer crashes, his motorcycle is visibly damaged, with broken glass and bent metal. But when he picks it up and resumes pursuit, the bike is intact. See more »

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CHP Officer Harassment And Drunk Driving
5 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the start of the episode entitled Vigilante,Getraer is bugged constantly by someone.First,he gets a mysterious phone call. Ponch overhears his phone conversation about a "freak" bugging his family. He offers to help but Getraer remains upset.The next day, after the phone company tells Getraer his home phone number has been changed as he requested, his wife notices "FINK" painted on their house. Then he gets a box in the mail. When he opens it..."BANG BANG"...a little sign pops up.

On patrol, Ponch and Jon swing by Getraer's house to try to figure out what's wrong. Soon, Getraer shows up and the whole story is told. Later that day, the Getraers move in with Bonnie. Ponch and Jon show up with vanilla ice cream just before a drunk driver Getraer once arrested puts a "FINK" sign outside Bonnie's door. Jon, Getraer, and Ponch chase him in Jon's truck but have to stop when the road is blocked by an accident. Luckily Getraer got the letters and Ponch got the numbers on the plate.

Meanwhile, a drunk guy almost hits a boy. When the DMV report comes in, Getraer rushes out to get the guy. A CHP officer calls Jon and Ponch for backup.Unfortunately, Getraer gets there first...alone. The drunk escapes out the back and Sarge chases after him to a junkyard. The drunk drops a grenade that makes Sarge tumble off his motorcycle. Soon he's back in the chase.Ponch and Jon arrive and they arrests the drunk.

In this episode,we see a story revolving around Getraer,a character played excellently by Robert Pine.That in itself makes it a worthwhile view considering that he normally stays on the background as Jon and Ponch's superior.Also,this is one episode that features drunk driving.

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