Route 66 (1960–1964)
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...And the Cat Jumped Over the Moon 

Tod and Buz are in Philadelphia visiting a friend/mentor of Buz from his New York Hell's Kitchen days. The old friend, a social worker trying to tame a quirky local gang leader, is killed ... See full summary »

Director:

Elliot Silverstein

Writers:

Stirling Silliphant (teleplay), Frank L. Moss (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Milner ... Tod Stiles
George Maharis ... Buz Murdock
Milt Kamen Milt Kamen ... Chuck Brennan
Susan Silo ... Marva
James Caan ... Johnny Berenson (as Jimmy Caan)
Martin Sheen ... Packy Girard
Frank Campanella Frank Campanella ... Police Captain
Herman Rudin Herman Rudin ... Lt. Peterson
Stanley Kristien Stanley Kristien ... Phil Johnson
Teno Pollick Teno Pollick ... Marty Kahn
Bobby Mariano Bobby Mariano ... Eddie Boyd (as Robert Mariano)
Anita Dangler Anita Dangler ... Woman
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Storyline

Tod and Buz are in Philadelphia visiting a friend/mentor of Buz from his New York Hell's Kitchen days. The old friend, a social worker trying to tame a quirky local gang leader, is killed after playing a rooftop "chicken game". Tod and Buz run into major trouble after staying to help a girl whose boyfriend has left the gang. Written by dubchi

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Adventure

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The exterior shot of the criminal court building is the interior courtyard of the City Hall Building. As of 2018 it still looks the same and is easily recognizable. See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 , No. 2 (Moonlight), adagio sostenuto
(uncredited)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
The piano piece Buz plays on the phonograph in Chuck's apartment
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A Balancing Act
30 October 2014 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Memorable episode. The rooftop acrobatics on the edge of a 500-foot drop are near breath-taking. Reviewer rwint1611 is spot on— those who's-going-to-chicken-out-first sequences are minor masterpieces of staging and editing. There's just no substitute for real urban skyline as gritty backdrop. Then there's Martin Sheen, barely recognizable, doing a bravura turn as the giggly wacko gang leader. This is still early in his and James Caan's careers, but Sheen makes a lasting impression. Too bad he doesn't get higher billing, since he's is really the star. The story's mainly an excuse to get the rooftop acrobatics going. It's something about a girl (Silo) dumping Sheen for reformed Caan, and how social worker (Kamen) tries to smooth it all out. Basically, Todd and Buzz remain onlookers to the unfolding drama. Anyhow, it's the riveting visuals plus a wacko Sheen that lift this entry into the memorable. So catch it if you haven't already.


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