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Carole Ritchie
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Joe Stevens
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Freddy
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Howard Redding
Del Monroe ...
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Richard Warren (as Alexander Courtney)
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Vincent Ritchie is a drug dealer who has agreed to testify against his former associates. While being escorted into town there is an ambush and during the gunfight he is shot and severely wounded. His future safety is now in the hands of S.W.A.T. The team sets up around the clock surveillance in the hospital wing while the gunmen make plans to hit. Written by tomtrekp

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24 March 1975 (USA)  »

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Thrilling

I discovered this TV show recently. And some folks told me that it was aired in France in the seventies. Never heard of it. But I have always loved US TV shows from this decade, and sixties too. But not after. This show is the perfect urban crime TV series, very fast and furious for this period. The only problem is that is not very accurate, regarding of what I learned about the SWAT teams. I don't think, for instance, that they had to investigate, instead - or - with the Metropolitan Police Department. Their only job was to "interfere" where hard boiled criminals had to be wasted somewhere in the big city. The equivalent of the french RAID, GIPN, BRI or GIGN. Nothing else.

But after all, who cares?

Those shows are entertaining and nothing else.

This very episode is very exciting indeed. The leads - SWAT TEAM - is in charge to protect a witness threaten by the mob, who don't want him to testify at court. The usual scheme, I agree. But there is lots of action and gunfights in a hospital, characters are well described, action sequences accurate for TV stuff, and the ending is a genuine surprise, where ( SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS ) the guy who they had to protect is nearly killed, assassinated by his own daughter who confesses that his father was a real prick, an asshole.

Whao !!!


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