While walking through a forest, a forest ranger finds a stack of money believed to be the payoff for a hijacker who used a vial of anthrax to hijack a plane. He also finds the hijacker's ... See full summary »

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Garry Walberg ...
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Joseph Roman ...
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Deputy Dwayne Whitlow
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Sheriff Tom Brady
Henry Slate ...
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Ron Macken
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While walking through a forest, a forest ranger finds a stack of money believed to be the payoff for a hijacker who used a vial of anthrax to hijack a plane. He also finds the hijacker's skeleton in a tree. Unfortunately, he accidentally steps on the vial containing the spores. Quincy and Sam go to the town where the body was brought in to properly identify the remains. However, when the ranger dies from the disease and it now becomes a race against time to find the infected money before a major epidemic breaks out. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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15 November 1979 (USA)  »

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The story was based on the real life case of D.B. Cooper, who hijacked a Northwest Airlines 727 in November 1971 and escaped by skydiving from the plane's rear stairwell. See more »

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Quincy is NOT the angry man on a soap box in this one--making it well worth seeing.
9 May 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Money Plague" was an episode clearly inspired by a real life event. The infamous D.B. Cooper robbery is much like "The Money Plague" and it was written just a few years after Cooper's daring (and insane) plane stunt.

The show begins with the body of a famous hijacker being discovered in the woods. Apparently he'd been dead a very long time--and this explained the man's mysterious disappearance several years earlier. But what ALSO accompanies the body is a bottle of anthrax--a bottle that is accidentally broken when the body is discovered. Now, it's a rush to find those infected as well as the infected ransom money. Using LOTS of investigative and forensic skills, Quincy and Sam dig for the answers.

This is a pretty good episode. However, since by 2013 many have forgotten about Cooper (and his escape from an airliner by parachute!), it seems that it probably would have played a bit better back in 1979. Still, it is intriguing and nice that Quincy is NOT angry or on a soap box during this one--making it slightly better than usual.


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