The hideous rape-murder of the wife of a used-car salesman leads the salesman to pick up a huge revolver and go after the two killers, who also robbed him.
Did You Know?
Screenwriter Michael Mann, in an interview with American Film magazine during his "Miami Vice" heyday, claimed this show, in reruns, "was about the second or third highest rated program in TV history." The magazine was highly skeptical and didn't find the show on a list of the 50 highest-rated programs. Mann was partly right; the telecast drew an eye-popping 61 percent share of the audience that was actually tuned in to their TV sets (the competitors that might, March 10, 1976, were news specials). However, the rating (of all TV sets) was a still-spectacular but more down-to-earth 30.3, a good seven million viewers above the series' average for the season but only slightly higher than the averages for "All in the Family" and "Rick Man, Poor Man." Had the show competed against first-run series (as had aired the previous week), the share figures would have been in the mid-to-high 40s. See more
Capt. Harold Dobey
"Starsky, about this report, it reads like a comic book! 'The fiery red Torino fishtails to a halt. Me and Hutch spill out onto the street ready for action.'"