Retired judge Hardcastle recruits ex-con McCormick to team up with him in tracking down the guilty cases that slipped through the courts on technicalities. First on the docket: Martin Cody, the man who murdered McCormick's friend Flip.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Johnson
Mary Jackson ...
Sarah Wicks
Martin Cody
Rick Vetromile
Joey Morgan
Cody Thug #1
Johnny 'Flip' Johnson
James Canning ...
Steve Miller
Gerry Gibson ...
Flip's Attorney
Madison - LAPD
Cody Thug #2
Kurt Grayson ...
Track Attendant
Harry Caesar ...
Sid the Bailliff


Mark McCormick is a twice convicted car thief, who is on parole, is being asked by his friend to test drive a new car he designed. Milton C. Hardcastle. a tough by the book judge who presided over McCormick's last case, for some reason, is keeping a close eye on him. When McCormick's friend is killed in a mysterious accident, he is told that someone else will be test driving the car. When his friend's daughter learns of this, she thinks something is going on because her father was dead set on Mark driving the car. She then also tells him that someone broke into her father's house and stole all of his contracts with the man who will manufacture the car. Without the contracts, the man claims full ownership of the car. She thinks he had her father killed so she asks Mark to steal the prototype, which he does. But someone sees him and he is arrested. He appears before Hardcastle who says that because of this McCormick is looking at a long stretch. But Hardcastle makes McCormick a ... Written by

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18 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Hardcastle's comic book collection includes The Lone Ranger #61 (July 1953), seen laying on his desk when Hardcastle and McCormick enter the office. Below that issue is The Lone Ranger #67 (January 1954), which McCormick holds up mockingly, but which issue he is later seen reading in Hardcastle's truck. McCormick later calls Hardcastle "Kemosabe" and uses the line, "Get 'em up, Scout!" which was Tonto's equivalent to the Lone Ranger's "Hi-Yo, Silver!" See more »


Flip's attorney's car already has a dent from a previous take in the left rear door before the Cadillac hits it for the first time. Previous shots show the door to be undented. See more »


Mark 'Skid' McCormick: [Reading with derision one of Hardcastle's Lone Ranger comic books] You actually read this junk, don't you?
Judge Milton C. Hardcastle: Sure! Count on the Lone Ranger riding the plains dispensing justice. You didn't see Billy the Kid getting off on a technicality. Hunt 'em, hear 'em, and hang 'em! That's the way!
Mark 'Skid' McCormick: [Incredulously] I'm in a nightmare here!
Judge Milton C. Hardcastle: Listen, they had respect for the law back then, y'know. Wise guys rule the world today, but we're gonna step in and sling some lead, kid.
Mark 'Skid' McCormick: [Sarcastically] Yeah. Get 'em up, ...
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