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The Radical 

A shoplifting suspect turns out to be a wanted 1960s-era radical, whose raging about the Vietnam War stirs up passions and polarizes the precinct. An overweight burglar becomes the butt of jokes.

Director:

Noam Pitlik

Writers:

Tony Sheehan (teleplay by), Lee H. Grant (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Hal Linden ... Capt. Barney Miller
Max Gail ... Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz
Ron Glass ... Det. Ron Harris
Jack Soo ... Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana (credit only)
Steve Landesberg ... Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich
Ron Carey ... Officer Carl Levitt
Corey Fischer ... Jonathan Dodd / Gerald Morris
Stuart Pankin ... Anthony Moreau - Obese Burglar
Craig Richard Nelson ... Arnold Moraz - Life Insurance Agent
James Gregory ... Inspector Frank Luger
Sam Ingraffia ... Ambulance Attendant
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A shoplifting suspect turns out to be a wanted 1960s-era radical, whose raging about the Vietnam War stirs up passions and polarizes the precinct. An overweight burglar becomes the butt of jokes.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1978 (USA) See more »

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Four D Productions See more »
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Two weeks earlier, in Barney Miller: The Vandal (1978), a character denigrated The San Pedro Beach Bums (1977) as an example of bad television. Stuart Pankin, who guests in this episode, starred in The San Pedro Beach Bums (1977). See more »

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Inspector Luger suffers a mild heart attack
26 May 2014 | by kevin olzakSee all my reviews

"The Radical" finds Wojo bringing in a shoplifter with a past: his real name is Jonathan Dodd (Corey Fischer), a wanted fugitive from the FBI for ten years, still railing against Vietnam and other radical causes of the decade. Being a former Marine, Wojo is none too pleased to learn that both Harris and Dietrich were part of that 'underground movement,' who had the freedom to protest but no understanding of what the soldiers had to endure. Dodd even gets into an argument with Inspector Luger, who suffers a mild cardiac fibrillation, punching out a hapless intern for giving him a shot in the you-know-where. Stuart Pankin (first of two) plays an obese thief constantly joking about his weight, like suggesting he take two chairs instead of one (Luger: "hi Curly...where'd you pick up El Blimpo?"). Yemana's absence is here said to be over at the DA's, while ambulance attendant Sam Ingraffia would play another in "The Tontine."


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