Switch (TV Series 1975–1978) - Plot Summary Poster



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  • Former bunco detective Frank MacBride joins forces with a con artist he once sent to jail, Pete Ryan, to operate their own private detective agency. Most of their cases involve running cons on the bad guys in order to trick them into surrendering or revealing the whereabouts of the stolen loot, jewels, etc. Maggie was their cute receptionist, and wacky restauranteur Malcolm, whose mastery of disguise often came in handy in helping MacBride and Ryan on their cases, provided the comic relief.

  • An ex-Los Angeles bunco cop, Frank MacBride, had put his ex-con and future partner, Pete Ryan, in custody. Pete learned that he was corrupt in about everything he did. After his release, he worked with Mac, in a detective agency, working as a private investigator. They operated on the wrong side of the law, while pulling the "switches" that involved other con men. They concocted schemes that could result in double-crossers, double-crossing themselves. They also travel to various places [inside, within or near Los Angeles] to assign cases that involves other con men, murders and solving crimes. Assisting them in the cases were Malcolm Argos, Mac's part-time thief who also became a funny man, prior to opening up the restaurant that was recruited by them, and Maggie Philbin, a young, cute secretary/receptionist, who was ever, the all-around girl Friday.

  • An ex-cop and an ex-con start their own detective agency.


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