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The adventures of a group of young kids who are amateur computer experts and detectives.
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1984   1983  
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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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Referenced in Simon & Simon: Fly the Alibi Skies (1983) See more »

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Went downhill after Dan O'Herlihy arrived...
20 November 2001 | by Victor FieldSee all my reviews

The problem wasn't with O'Herlihy (it never is), it was his character. Prior to his coming on, the show was an entertaining adventure about a quartet of junior crimefighting computer experts that was every bit as much fun as Philip DeGuere's other then-current show "Simon & Simon" (Jeffrey and company even joined forces with A.J. Simon in one episode) - it was closer in tone to "WarGames" than "Scooby-Doo," which was fine with me even then; it also had some good writing to boot, such as one episode ending with their teacher informing the class that even though the FBI had commended them for their work that week, she was still going to punish the boys (the token female had done the homework) for not doing an assignment!

Unfortunately, when they were recruited to work for O'Herlihy's organisation (in secret of course), the thrill of their being freelancers was gone. It was the same mistake made when the Hardy Boys (Stevenson and Cassidy version) were taken on by the Justice Department - they went from playing outside the system to being part of it, and the show was never the same. But it was fun while it lasted...


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USA

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English

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5 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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Whiz Kids See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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| (18 episodes)

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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