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The Sighting 

"The Sighting" is an episode of Barney Miller starring Hal Linden, Max Gail, and Ron Glass. A man liquidates all of his assets into gold, much to his wife's dismay. Wojo claims he saw a UFO over Staten Island.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Capt. Barney Miller
... Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz
... Det. Ron Harris
... Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana (credit only)
... Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich
... Officer Carl Levitt
... Inspector Frank Luger (credit only)
... Harriet Brauer
... Phillip Brauer
... Captain William Donnelly


A man liquidates all of his assets into gold, much to his wife's dismay. Wojo claims he saw a UFO over Staten Island.

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Comedy | Drama




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11 May 1978 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Air Force Captain Donnelly is wearing a senior pilots wings. The single star means he participated in one war. He's also wearing a Vietnam Service Medal ribbon, a Vietnam Campaign Medal ribbon, a Good Conduct Medal ribbon, a Bronze Star ribbon, a Purple Heart ribbon, and one undetermined ribbon. See more »


Capt. Barney Miller: [holding a shotgun] Do you have a permit for this weapon, Mr. Brower?
Phillip Brower: I don't need a permit! I got gold!
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Doris Roberts and Peter Hobbs
10 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

"The Sighting" begins with Wojo's latest excuse for being tardy, spotting a cigar-shaped flying saucer over Staten Island. Capt. Donnelly (Jack Bannon) of the Air Force believes Wojo is just another crackpot, until corroborating evidence comes in from several Jersey residents, proclaiming the sighting to be nothing more than a weather balloon. Doris Roberts (second of four) plays Harriet Brauer, who wants her husband Phillip (Peter Hobbs, third of six) arrested for exchanging all their assets into gold. After careful deliberation, Harriet settles for getting her furniture back, while Harris buys one doubloon for $250 (Dietrich: "that's easy to count!"). Hobbs and Roberts would return as the Brauers in both "Wojo's Girl" and "Agent Orange."

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