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The Architect 

An architect decides to blow up his own building.


Noam Pitlik


Tony Sheehan (teleplay by), Frank Dungan (teleplay by) | 7 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Hal Linden ... Capt. Barney Miller
Max Gail ... Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz
Ron Glass ... Det. Ron Harris
Steve Landesberg ... Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich
Ron Carey ... Officer Carl Levitt
Paul Lieber ... Gunman
Norman Bartold ... Bob Schuyler
Chu Chu Malave ... Gunman
Jesse Aragon Jesse Aragon ... Joseph Vella
David Clennon ... Howard Speer


An architect decides to blow up his own building.

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

27 March 1980 (USA) See more »

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Four D Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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The architect's first name is Howard. This could a nod to Howard Roark, the main character in "The Fountainhead". Roark was an uncompromising architect who blew up a building based on his plans with unauthorized changes. See more »


References The Fountainhead (1949) See more »

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David Clennon and Norman Bartold
30 June 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"The Architect" finds the entire squad room working on Sunday, with Dietrich on restricted duty since his recent arrest, unable to carry a firearm or go out on any calls (Dietrich: "I feel like I'm being punished!" Barney: "you are!" Dietrich: "oh yeah!"). Norman Bartold (third of five) plays insurance salesman Bob Schuyler, popping in to the 12th to see if someone needs to buy insurance. Only Wojo is interested, revealing his name as Stan Wojciehowicz (Schuyler: "is that Polish?" Wojo: "yeah...what, are the rates different?" Schuyler: "oh no...not anymore!"). A break-in across the street was committed by the actual architect who designed the building (David Clennon, fourth of five), whose increasing interest in the time has Barney suspect that he'd already planted a bomb before he was caught. We also get a pair of inept gunmen (Paul Lieber, first of four, and Chu Chu Malave, third of four) who show up too late to rescue a suspect already gone. Left alone in the squad room, Dietrich is at the mercy of Schuyler's pleas to purchase an insurance policy (Dietrich: "can I get my gun back for a second?").

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