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The adventures of a group of young kids who are amateur computer experts and detectives.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Matthew Labyorteaux ...  Richie Adler 18 episodes, 1983-1984
Todd Porter Todd Porter ...  Hamilton Parker 18 episodes, 1983-1984
Jeffrey Jacquet Jeffrey Jacquet ...  Jeremy Saldino 18 episodes, 1983-1984
Andrea Elson ...  Alice Tyler 18 episodes, 1983-1984
Melanie Gaffin ...  Cheryl Adler 18 episodes, 1983-1984
Max Gail ...  Llewellen Farley, Jr. / ... 18 episodes, 1983-1984
A Martinez ...  Lt. Neal Quinn 17 episodes, 1983-1984
Madelyn Cain Madelyn Cain ...  Irene Adler 17 episodes, 1983-1984
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Richie, Ham, Jeremy and Alice are teenagers living outside Los Angeles. They are also computer hackers who worked as amateur detectives in their spare time. Llewellen Farley is a reporter who is a source for the kids and sometimes asks them for help on stories he is writing. Farley's brother-in-law is Lieutenant Quinn who also provides the kids with help. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

5 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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Computer Kids See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Runtime:

| (18 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Wonderful show.
13 September 2006 | by rgaineSee all my reviews

While looking back at the show over 20 years later, it seems really cheezy, but in 1983 it is what helped get me involved with computers. Funny though seeing Albert Ingalls from Little House on the Prarie working with computers. I still have the shows on video tape.... well, if the tapes haven't erased themselves by now. It has been a while since I looked at them.

Many movies of the time caught my interest, but being close in age to Richie and his friends this show was most interesting to me. War Games was also fun to watch, but not as realistic as Whiz Kids. I never could figure out how they got a coupler mount modem to auto dial though. That one is still a mystery.

I'd like to see a Whiz Kids reunion show. I don't think that will happen though. I don't think the show was popular enough. Would be nice to see what the writers would do with all the characters though.


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