Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.
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Complete series cast summary:
Martin Milner ...  Officer Pete Malloy 174 episodes, 1968-1975
Kent McCord ...  Officer Jim Reed 174 episodes, 1968-1975
Shaaron Claridge Shaaron Claridge ...  Dispatcher / ... 1 episode, 1968-1975
William Boyett ...  Sgt. MacDonald 127 episodes, 1968-1975
Fred Stromsoe Fred Stromsoe ...  Officer Jerry Woods / ... 61 episodes, 1971-1975
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Pete Malloy is a seven year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department working out of the Rampart Division. Unfortunately, after his young partner is killed while investigating a warehouse robbery, Malloy is ready to hand in his resignation. However, on what was supposed to be his last night on the force, he is given the task of breaking in a young rookie officer named Jim Reed. After their first night on patrol, Malloy sees potential in the young rookie and decides to not resign after all, and the two begin a seven year partnership in which the two officers handled cases from the serious (murder, robbery, rape, and drug abuse) to the humorous (children getting caught in awkward situations and the odd husband getting kicked out of the house by his wife. The officers also worked various details from S.W.A.T., and even flew on helicopter patrol. Also, during the next seven years, Reed went from probationary to full fledged officer, and Malloy got promoted to the rank of officer three ... Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

In the later seasons, Malloy's personal vehicle was a tan AMC Matador coupe. In a few episodes, he complains of it "needing to go into the shop". This issue plays a major part in one episode from the last season. See more »

Goofs

In all episodes throughout the series, during any interior scenes showing the captain's office, which is depicted as having a door and windows facing the hallway and a wall with a window looking into the adjoining office, there is never any glass in either the doors or windows. See more »

Quotes

Jim Reed: You just have to know how to arrest them and still make them like you. We call it technique.
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Crazy Credits

At one point the opening credits changed from taking place during the day to taking place at night. See more »

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Referenced in Psycho Cop Returns (1993) See more »

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The Greatest Show About The Average Policeman
27 March 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is one show that still holds up over thirty years after it premiered. Not only do you get a true life look at the day to day operations of a typical patrolman, but you also see the evolution of the relationship between two officers. When Reed is first teamed with Malloy he is the subordinate young officer who keeps calling Malloy sir and makes a few mistakes along the way, but by the end of the series, Malloy treats Reed as an equal and the two even call each other by their first names. In fact, in either the first or second season, Reed names Malloy the Godfather to his son. This show definitely proves that Jack Webb was a genius.


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21 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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Adam-12 See more »

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Mark VII Ltd. See more »
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(174 episodes)
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