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30 min (174 episodes)
Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1968-09-21
Filming Locations: Union Street, Los Angeles, California, USA
Claude Johnson
Claude Johnson
Martin Milner
Officer Pete Malloy
Kent McCord
Officer Jim Reed
Shaaron Claridge
Dispatcher / ... (166 episodes, 1968-1975)
William Boyett
Sgt. MacDonald
Fred Stromsoe
Officer Jerry Woods
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The patrol cars in the series were not real LAPD cruisers, but were purchased by Universal Studios from Chrysler Corporation and American Motors, and outfitted by the prop department to LAPD cruiser specs. In order, the cars were: 1: 1967 Plymouth Belvedere 383 V8 ("pilot" only)2: 1968 Plymouth Belvedere 383 V8 (season one)3: 1969 Plymouth Belvedere 383 V8 (season two)4: 1971 Plymouth Satellite 383 V8 (season three)5: 1972 and 1973 AMC Matador 401 V8 (seasons four and on)
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In the first season(s), the officers wear the 8-point hat, and the buttons on their shirt pockets and epaulettes on the shoulders were brass, and the jackets were of the wool Melton type. When Ed Davis became the Chief for LAPD, he did away with these items and went with a round hat, antique silver buttons, and the Eisenhower type of jackets, which is reflected in later seasons.
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During the final season, Malloy had a girlfriend named Judy who was often talked about and appeared in a couple of episodes. She was played by Aneta Corsaut.
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In all episodes throughout the series, during any interior scenes showing the captain's office, which is depicted as having a door and windows facing the hallway and a wall with a window looking into the adjoining office, there is never any glass in either the doors or windows.
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Whenever there is an insert of either the radio, the "hot sheet" (list of stolen cars), or when Reed is jotting down information on the pad, the visuals almost never match the continuity of the scene. Example: It can be daytime in the scene, but when the insert of the radio or the hot sheet is shown, they appear, due to the lighting, that the inserts are from nighttime. Also, the same insert of Reed writing on the pad is used whenever he writes info down. As with the errors with the radio not matching the scene, there are times when Reed is wearing the short-sleeve uniform, yet when he's writing info down, we see the cuff of a long-sleeve shirt.
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At the opening of every episode, the radio announcer makes a call to Adam-12 and reports some crime in progress. Adam-12 then speeds to the scene - without the benefit of the address.
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Pete Malloy: A wise man once said; great hazards accompany innovation.
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Pete Malloy: You know what this is?
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Jim Reed: You just have to know how to arrest them and still make them like you. We call it technique.
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Was there ever any Adam-12 reunion movie for television?
No, not exactly. Though fourteen years after the series ended stars Martin Milner and Kent McCord reunited in a cable television movie called Nashville Beat which aired in 1989. They portrayed two veteran police officers who had begun their careers with the LAPD and had transferred to the Nashville, TN police department. Cast as Captain Brian O' Neal and Lieutenant Mike Delaney, Milner and McCord were now back in uniform and with their police expertise they were now fighting big city crime again though this time in the deep south. This television movie marked the first time that these actors had worked together since the end of Adam-12 and their new characters were remarkably similar to their old Adam-12 personas.
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Photos from cast
Jane Alexander Sharon Gless William Bronder Chuck Courtney Gene Dynarski Stephen R. Hudis Claude Johnson Harry Lauter
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