Adam-12 (1968–1975)
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Log 1: The Impossible Mission 

Malloy plans to resign at the end of shift due to the death of his previous partner but is assigned a rookie partner Reed. Malloy decides the green Reed is worthy of Malloy's effort to train him leading Malloy to stay on the job.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Milner ... Officer Pete Malloy
Kent McCord ... Officer Jim Reed
Art Gilmore ... Lt. Val Wangsgard
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Ruth Elkins
Ena Hartman Ena Hartman ... Mrs. Fred Warner
Julian Burton ... Mac Jeffries
John Nolan John Nolan ... Harold Mason
Gene Boland Gene Boland ... Fred Warner
William Boyett ... Sgt. MacDonald
Howard Culver ... George Morrison
Don Stewart ... Officer One
Ed Deemer Ed Deemer ... Officer Bill James
Rick Warick Rick Warick ... Desk Officer


Officer Pete Malloy, a seven year veteran of the LAPD and the senior man in his division's patrol, is getting a new partner: twenty-three year old Officer Jim Reed, who has just graduated from the academy in the top-10 in his class. Regardless of Reed's on-paper credentials, Malloy is not happy, not only about having to break-in a neophyte officer, but also about something that happened in his professional life three weeks earlier, which is making him contemplate his future, that incident which he refuses to disclose to or discuss with Reed. This evening, their unit, called Adam-12, deals with what looks to be an altercation between two men and a woman on the street, two suspicious men who looked to be casing a liquor store, and a baby who may have died from suffocation in a dry cleaning bag. But it's their last call of the evening - a shooting in a pitch black park - and Reed's actions at that call which makes Malloy have a clearer picture about his future and that incident three ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery


Did You Know?


When Malloy and Reed stop at the altercation involving the woman who believes she has a lizard in her dress, a line of cars is parked along the street. The car at the front of the line is the same Ford Fairlane 500 used throughout Dragnet 1967 (1967). See more »


The car that crashes at the end of the chase can be seen to have no windshield just before it slides into the channel of the Los Angeles river. See more »


References Sergeant York (1941) See more »

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"Funny How You Never Forget The Names Of The Ones You Brought Along"

In this very first episode of TV's "Adam-12" (1968) - Disgruntled officer, Pete Malloy (the senior man on the job) is full of reluctance when he's assigned to train the new recruit on the L.A. police force, Jim Reed (who's as eager as a jack rabbit to learn the ropes of being a top cop).

And, yet - It doesn't take Reed long to realize that Malloy has clearly lost his enthusiasm for the job and his soured attitude of condescending annoyance is quickly turning their shift together into a real downer that both of them have to endure.

Anyway - With a last minute change of mind, Malloy finally thaws out of his chill and warms up to his new partner as he comes to the full realization that he is (and always will be) a cop at heart.

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21 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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Mark VII Ltd. See more »
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1.33 : 1
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