Petrocelli (1974–1976)
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When a woman is found dead in the desert, a young drifter who was the last seen with her is arrested cause his things were found with her. Petrocelli is assigned to defend him and the guy ... See full summary »

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

Sidney J. Furie (creator), Harold Buchman (creator) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Newman ... Anthony J. Petrocelli
Susan Howard ... Maggie Petrocelli
Albert Salmi ... Pete Ritter
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Kurt Olson, DA (as Lou Gossett)
Jack Ging ... Wayne Jacoby
Russell Wiggins Russell Wiggins ... Albert Deigh
Arlene Martel ... Marnie Jane Underwood
Lucille Benson ... Angie Crawford
John Milford ... JC Underwood
Robb Townshende Robb Townshende ... Percy Austin
Doug Dudley Doug Dudley ... Police Officer
Mike Casper Mike Casper ... Sheriff Tom Madden
Bernice Smith Bernice Smith ... Mrs. Landis
Don Starr ... Judge Watson
Lowell Gleason Lowell Gleason ... Clerk
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When a woman is found dead in the desert, a young drifter who was the last seen with her is arrested cause his things were found with her. Petrocelli is assigned to defend him and the guy claims she picked him up and took him to a motel where he was with her but left as soon as he could and left his bag that had his things in it that were found with her body in her car. Petrocelli learns that the woman was the wife of a prominent businessman who saw other guys on the side. Which leads Petrocelli to think it could be her husband or one of her guys who killed her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The viewer has heard many, many times that Anthony Petrocelli's middle initial is J. While Maggie is waking up Tony for a phone call, she addresses him with his middle name: Jiovanni. This is the first time the viewer learns what the J stands for. See more »

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A rush to judgment.
22 February 2020 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I can really respect this particular episode of "Petrocelli" for a couple reasons. First, it talks about rape...something rarely even whispered about in the 1970s. It handles this pretty well in fact. Second, it also mentions the stillbirth from the pilot episode and its impact on the Petrocellis. This is something again that few films or TV shows ever talk about and it SHOULD be mentioned more often, as its impact on couples can be devastating.

When the show begins, a woman is found beaten and dead and soon a drifter is arrested for her rape and murder. However, he claims his innocence and Petrocelli believes him. The problem is that there is a real rush to judgment and Petrocelli is almost killed because of the hysteria surrounding this case.

The episode was well written, compelling and informative....what more can you want from a TV show?! Well worth seeing.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1974 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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