The McMillans befriend Billy Benton, quarterback for the Hawks, who is either innocent or involved in a plot to throw the game. A $75,000 bet was made against the Hawks, and the bettor intends to collect at any cost, even murder.

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Billy Benton
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The McMillans befriend Billy Benton, quarterback for the Hawks, who is either innocent or involved in a plot to throw the game. A $75,000 bet was made against the Hawks, and the bettor intends to collect at any cost, even murder.

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8 December 1971 (USA)  »

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Inside the stadium, The Hawks practicing on the grass, an interview is happening on a huge tape recorder, Mrs McMillan crossing the field wearing oversize Glasses, skirt, loveme thigh boots, drawing the attention to herself and ire of the coach. "Kezar Stadium" is walking distance from Haight-Ashbury. San Francisco 49ers stopped playing there in 1970. Famed cop dirty Harry shared it with the McMillians in 1971, too. Kezar Stadium was leveled to street-level in 1989. It's hard to believe NFL football immortals played there. It has been the Finish Line for the San Francisco Marathon, and more. See more »

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The point spread
23 October 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Commissioner Stuart McMillan takes on an interesting case as a young kid who acted as a gofer for star quarterback Don Stroud of the fictional San Francisco Hawks winds up dead. Who would possibly want to kill this kid, but he's got a new motorcycle which is a nice ride for someone living on chump change.

Despite a few unsuccessful passes at Sally McMillan, Rock Hudson does take a personal interest in this murder actually hoping that the star quarterback Stroud is not guilty. He's not lacking any suspects either with this cast. It also turns out the kid was taking bets for a bookie who doubles as a hairdresser.

In the end an attempted poisoning that Susan St.James accidentally uncovers at the cost of the team's two real live hawk mascots is what tells the tale. Not a bad episode, but far from the best.


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