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"Police Story" Officer Needs Help (1975)

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Joseph Wambaugh (creator)
Ed Waters (written by)
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Original Air Date:
9 September 1975 (Season 3, Episode 1)
Sgt. Billy Humm starts feeling the pressure after he's involved in a few too many on-duty shootings, even though they were judged "good." | Add synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Cliff Gorman ... Sgt. Billy Humm

Dane Clark ... Lt. Mal Banfield

Peter Mark Richman ... Len Sinkwich

Dick Butkus ... Selig
Milton Selzer ... Dr. Molter

Donna Mills ... Carol

Paul Picerni ... Capt. Gus Shambray

Robert Sampson ... Davidson
Richard Drout Miller ... De Bono

Anthony James ... Henry Pound

Art Hindle ... Jake (as Arthur Hindle)

H.B. Haggerty ... Moonface
Ric Mancini ... Naranza

Leonard Stone ... Villani
Robert Sutton ... Cahill (as Robert Raymond Sutton)
Brent Davis ... Kleeman
James Beach ... Faye
Leslie Vallen ... Woman
Russ McGinn ... Medford

Josh Taylor ... Lancaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Partlow ... Chuck (uncredited)

Daryl Keith Roach ... Cop (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Paul Wendkos 
Writing credits
Joseph Wambaugh (creator)

Ed Waters (written by)

E. Jack Neuman (developed for television by)

Produced by
Jay Daniel .... associate producer
Stanley Kallis .... executive producer
Liam O'Brien .... producer
Carl Pingitore .... producer
David Gerber .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Robert Drasnin 
Cinematography by
Emmett Bergholz (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Wages 
Casting by
Al Onorato 
Art Direction by
Ross Bellah 
Robert Peterson 
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel-Goddard)
David Horowitz 
Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Sharleen Rassi .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Jay Daniel .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Olsen .... assistant director
Art Department
Sandy Dvore .... graphic artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Stark .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Renée Valente .... casting executive (as Renee Valente)
Location Management
Michael Looney .... location coordinator
Music Department
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Liam O'Brien .... executive story consultant
Joseph Wambaugh .... production consultant
Ed Waters .... executive story consultant

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Downing  writer
Jack Hanrahan  writer
E. Jack Neuman  developed for television by
Joseph Wambaugh  creator

Makeup Department
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lindsley Parsons III .... second assistant director
Kalai Strode .... second assistant director
Special Effects by
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects coordinator
Denny Arnold .... stunts
Stephen Burnette .... stunts (as Steven Burnett)
Bob Herron .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunt performer
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Don Pike .... stunts
Rick Sawaya .... stunt performer
Dick Warlock .... stunts
James Winburn .... stunts
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jerry Herrin .... set costumer
Transportation Department
Jack Carpenter .... driver: camera car
Other crew
Norman Marck .... director trainee
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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