Highway Patrol: Season 4, Episode 6

Train Copter (Nov. 1958)

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The Highway Patrol helicopter is called into action to pursue a train carrying a bank robber and $35,000 in stolen money.



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Episode cast overview:
William Boyett ...
Sgt. Ken Williams
Mauritz Hugo ...
Charlie Holman
Steve Drexel ...
Vince Crater
Ken Christy ...
Baggage Car Man
Jack Lester ...
Station Master
Ron Foster ...
Officer Dennis
Laura Winston ...
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)


Charlie Holman and Vince Crater steal $35,000 in new bills from the City Bank, but disagree over use of the funds. The younger and more impetuous Crater kills Holman, who had already placed the money in a suitcase and shipped it to another town by train. Crater is forced to sneak onto the train to try to retrieve the suitcase. He narrowly eludes Officer Dennis, but is unable to leave the train. Dan Mathews and Sergeant Williams find Holman's body and his shipping receipt, and they are able to deduce from their discussion with the Station Master that Crater and the money are both on the train. Dan orders the Highway Patrol helicopter into action to pursue the train and they spot Crater as he jumps when the train loses speed on a hill. They are able to trap Crater under a bridge, but forcing him out from the air proves difficult. Sergeant Williams disembarks from the copter in an attempt to surround the increasingly desperate and impetuous felon. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




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November 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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$35,000 in 1958 had the same purchasing power as $260,000 in 2009. See more »


The area of land where Vince Crater jumps off the train is described as being 15 miles from the nearest road; however, a highway with moderate traffic can be clearly seen in the vicinity after he departs. See more »

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