Code Red (1981–1982)
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As Joe Rorchek investigates a series of arson fires that occupy his firefighter sons, their unit also copes with the introduction of their first female crew member.


J. Lee Thompson


Laurence Heath, Carole Raschella (multiple episodes)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lorne Greene ... Battalion Chief Joe Rorchek
Andrew Stevens ... Ted Rorchek
Martina Deignan Martina Deignan ... Haley Green
Julie Adams ... Ann Rorchek
Sam J. Jones ... Chris Rorchek
Joe Maross ... Captain Mike Benton
James Crittenden James Crittenden ... Rags Harris
Joaquin Garay III ... Rico Ortiz
Dennis Haysbert ... Stuff Wade
Jack Lindine ... Al Martelli
Anthony Pena ... Johnny Raincloud (as Anthony Penya)
Robert Alda ... Dr. Gerold Brooks
Burr DeBenning ... Sam Buhl
Josh Albee ... Art Waldon
Judith Penrod Judith Penrod ... Sharon Brooks


This is the story of a family of fire fighters. Joe is the patriarch; he is a former fire fighter, who is currently an arson investigator. His son, Ted is fireman, who's laid back. His other son, Chris is helicopter pilot who flies the victims to the hospital if necessary. Presently, they are investigating a series of fires that appear to be insurance scam, because the property's owner is in debt and his property is heavily mortgaged. They have one of the arsonists, however, he was so disfigured by the fire that they can't identify him. So Joe is hoping that Ted, who saved him can convince him to help them. And also there's a situation at the firehouse, Haley Green is the first female fire fighter and some of the guys are not pleased with it. Written by <>

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The 27 Year Old Dennis Haysbert
26 February 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Born in the same year as Denzel Washington, Dennis Haysbert made his screen debut in this television movie titled 'Code Red'. Like Denzel at the time, he was unnoticed, and you could be forgiven for thinking they are one and the same person. It's worth a watch if only to see Dennis in his first project.

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20 September 1981 (USA) See more »

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