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Adam-12 

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Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 / ... 166 episodes, 1968-1975
William Boyett ...  Sgt. MacDonald 129 episodes, 1968-1975
Fred Stromsoe Fred Stromsoe ...  Officer Jerry Woods / ... 65 episodes, 1971-1975
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Storyline

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

The "one" in "One Adam 12" stood for the area of the division, in which they were stationed, "Adam" referred to the type of car they drove (a two-man patrol car) and "12" was for the area they patrolled. However, "one" was the code for Central Division (downtown). Since the unit was shown working in Rampart Division, the actual call sign should have been "Two Adam 12" See more »

Goofs

By the end of the series, despite having been an LAPD officer for 7 years ( the amount of time the series was on air, and presumably real time ), Reed still doesn't have at least on service hash mark on his uniform sleeve indicating 5 years of service. See more »

Quotes

Pete Malloy: You know what this is?
Jim Reed: Yes sir, it's a police car.
Pete Malloy: This black and white patrol car has an overhead valve V8 engine. It develops 325 horsepower at 4800 RPM's. It accelerates from 0 to 60 in seven seconds; it has a top speed of 120 miles an hour. It's equipped with a multi-channeled DFE radio and an electronic siren capable of emitting three variables: wail, yelp, and alert. It also serves as an outside radio speaker and public address system. The automobile has two shotgun racks: one attached to ...
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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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Best show on TV
21 July 1999 | by TarlonnielSee all my reviews

This has got to be the best TV series I've ever seen. It has clean drama, humor, and action, and best of all, everything *really happened.* It's a superb look at a policeman's life, and after every episode I have even more respect for those who risk their lives to keep us safe.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adam-12 See more »

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Production Co:

Mark VII Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(174 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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