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Hardcastle and McCormick 

A retired judge and his last defendant follow up on cases that were dismissed due to technicalities.
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Complete series cast summary:
Brian Keith ...  Judge Milton C. Hardcastle 67 episodes, 1983-1986
Daniel Hugh Kelly ...  Mark 'Skid' McCormick 67 episodes, 1983-1986
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Storyline

Milton C. Hardcastle was Judge in Los Angeles. Mark McCormick, a racing motorist, convicted for robbery, was Hardcastles last case. McCormick was set under supervision of Hardcastle and they start to inspect two hundred cases that were never closed totally during Miltons judgeship. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <wolfii@leo.org>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dos contra el crimen See more »

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Runtime:

(67 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The first Coyote was built from a Manta Montage kit car. The second, used later in the series, was built from a DeLorean DMC-12. Reportedly the car was changed because the two men had a hard time getting in and out of, as well as sitting in, the kit car. See more »

Goofs

In the start credits, when the Coyote jumps over and hits the roof of another car, the back right wheel has broken and sitting almost at right angles. When it lands it is fine again. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) See more »

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Ages Well
9 April 2006 | by LizabethSTuckerSee all my reviews

I loved the series, even with the continuity problems, when it first aired and my opinion hadn't changed over the years. When VEI released the first season in Canada, I was overjoyed. I highly recommend this series and the DVD set to any and all fans of relationship series. Although HARDCASTLE & McCORMICK is a typical Cannell production with car chases galore, at the heart the theme of the series was friendship, that between Milton Hardcastle and Mark McCormick. It was where the series was heading when it was cruelly cancelled, despite being more than high enough in the ratings to be renewed. It has truly aged well and can be enjoyed again and again.


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