CTVA US Adventure -"Chopper One" (Spelling-Goldberg/ABC) (early 1974) starring Jim McMullen, Dirk Benedict

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Chopper One (1974)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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CHOPPER ONE
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Spelling-Goldberg production
for
ABC Thursdays
Executive Producers Aaron Spelling & Leonard Goldberg

US Adventure series 1974 13 episodes x 30 min color
 (17Jan74-11Jul74)
Starring:
Jim McMullan as Officer Don Burdick
Dirk Benedict as Officer Gil Foley
Ted Hartley as Captain Ted McKeegan
Lou Frizzell as Mitch (the mechanic)

Premise:
The exploits of Gil Foley and Don Burdick, helicopter pilots
of "Chopper One" with the West California Police Department.

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ABC Thursdays (17Jan74-11Jul74)

1.01 Chopper One: (pilot episode)
17-Jan-1974 ABC Thur
Written by Ronald Austin & James David Buchanan
Music, Dominic Frontiere
Guest cast:
Skye Aubrey ........ Hostage
Richard X. Slattery .... Sergeant
Arch Johnson ....... Motorcycle Cop
Ron Randell
Jesse Vint (to be verified)
Synopsis 1:
Chopper cops hit crime from on high in this strikingly visual series.
... Their first target is a pair of gunmen who are holding a woman
hostage--and are demanding a police car and a plane for their escape.
Synopsis 2:
Don and Gil rescue a boy lost on a small sail boat, next: they respond
to a call from a hotel where two gunmen are holding a woman hostage. [RF]

1.02 Chopper One: STRAIN OF INNOCENCE
24-Jan-1974 ABC Thur (rerun 09May74)
Written by Robert I. Holt
Guest cast:
Laurie Prange ...... Janie Hall
James Luisi ........ Eddie
James Daughton ..... Phil Collins
Dabbs Greer ........ Motel Manager
Rosanne Katon ...... Cashier
Synopsis:
A disturbing phone call spurs Don to look for a girl he once helped out
of trouble. It sounds as if she may be in greater trouble now. [RF]

1.03 Chopper One: THE BUST-OUT
31-Jan-1974 ABC Thur (rerun 18Apr74)
written by Don Balluck
Guest cast:
Michael Ansara ..... Altmann
Antony Carbone ..... Hatcher
Eddie Firestone .... Parker
Victor Argo ........ Benchek
Synopsis:
Hijackers nab the police helicopter to break a convict out of prison. [RF]

1.04 Chopper One: THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF
07-Feb-1974 ABC Thur
Written by Sy Salkowitz
Guest cast:
Lawrence Montaigne .. Charlie
Mitzi Hoag .......... Mother
Michael-James Wixted
Dave Morick
Synopsis:
A boy-who-cried-wolf story about a young ham operator who calls in false alarms. [RF]

1.05 Chopper One: THE INFORMER
14-Feb-1974 ABC Thur (rerun 02May74)
Written by Jon Sevorg
Guest cast:
Mark Lenard ......... Dugan
Patricia Smith ...... Jean
Dick Van Patten ..... Evans
Robert Phillips
Synopsis:
Assignment: protect a nervous informer who's being sought by hoods. [RF]

1.06 Chopper One: THE DROP
21-Feb-1974 ABC Thur (rerun 04Jul74)
Written by Don Balluck
Guest cast:
William Windom ...... Steven Doyle
Jamie Smith Jackson.. June
Ross Elliott ........ Dr. Doyle
John Quade .......... Brandt
Synopsis:
A kidnapper holds his victim out of revenge. [RF]

1.07 Chopper One: AMBUSH
28-Feb-1974 ABC Thur (rerun 16May74)
Written by Ronald Austin & James David Buchanan
Guest cast:
Bill Lucking ........ Deetzer
Allan Arbus ......... Seeley
Taylor Lacher ....... Hancock
Austin Stoker
Synopsis:
Militants are offering a bounty to anyone who will shoot down Chopper One. [RF]

1.08 Chopper One: COPPERHEAD
07-Mar-1974 ABC Thur (rerun 23May74)
Written by Dan Ullman
Guest cast:
Ford Rainey ......... Horn
Christopher Stone ... Larry
Ray Sharkey ......... Daniels
Edward Binns
Brian Culhane
Synopsis:
A veteran police sergeant is suspected of selling confiscated guns. [RF]

1.09 Chopper One: KILLING TIME
14-Mar-1974 ABC Thur (rerun 11Jul74)
Written by John T. Dugan
Guest cast:
Lloyd Bochner ...... Pike
Danna Hansen ....... Ruth
Frank Marth ........ Sanford
Norman Alden ....... Fleck
Synopsis:
A syndicate plot to assassinate a visiting crime commissioner begins
with a kidnaping. The killers are holding the wife of the chopper cops'
mechanic. (Mitch, Lou Frizzell) [RF]

1.10 Chopper One: DEADLY CARRIER
21-Mar-1974 ABC Thur (rerun 06Jun74)
Written by Ronald Austin & James David Buchanan
Guest cast:
Penny Fuller ....... Dr. Laura Burnett
France Nuyen ....... Rita Chu
Tony Young ......... Frank Connor
Harry Lauter ....... Chapman
Bern Hoffman ....... Bartender
Synopsis:
Time is of the essence in a search for an illegal alien who isn't aware
that he's carrying deadly typhoid fever. [RF]

1.11 Chopper One: THE SCRAMBLE (aka UNDERCOVER)
28-Mar-1974 ABC Thur
Guest cast:
Jeff Donnell
Jennifer Shaw ...... Ginger
Ralph Garrett ...... Officer Jim Hadley
Joe Hooker ......... 1st Cyclist
Freddie Hice ....... 2nd Cyclist
John Hudson ........ Manager
Synopsis:
Gil goes undercover in a motorcycle race to investigate the renegades
who have been robbing businesses near the racetrack. [RF]

1.12 Chopper One: THE HIJACKING
04-Apr-1974 ABC Thur
Written by Robert I. Holt
Guest cast:
Nick Nolte .......... Bob
Darleen Carr ........ Rissa
Art Lund ............ Travers
Synopsis:
Don acts as a decoy to trap gasoline-truck hijackers. [RF]

1.13 Chopper One: DOWNTIME
11-Apr-1974 ABC Thur (rerun 27Jun74)
Guest cast:
Dub Taylor ......... Rudy
William Watson ..... Peter Link
Kenneth Tobey ...... Sergeant Reardon
Robert Cleaves ..... Man
Synopsis:
On ground duty while their chopper is being repaired, Don and Gil seek
out an extortionist who's threatening to set off a bomb. [RF]

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Spring/Summer Reruns on ABC Thursdays (18Apr74-11Jul74)
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[--] 18Apr74 rerun of #1.03 "The Bust Out" (first aired 31Jan74)
[--] 25Apr74 - no details
[--] 02May74 rerun of #1.05 "The Informer" (first aired 14Feb74)
[--] 09May74 rerun of #1.02 "Strain of Innocence" (first aired 24Jan74)
[--] 16May74 rerun of #1.07 "Ambush" (first aired 28Feb74)
[--] 23May74 rerun of #1.08 "Copperhead" (first aired 07Mar74)
[--] 30May74 - no details
[--] 06Jun74 rerun of #1.10 "Deadly Carrier" (first aired 21Mar74)
[--] 13Jun74 - no details
[--] 20Jun74 - no details
[--] 27Jun74 rerun of #1.13 "Downtime" (first aired 11Apr74)
[--] 04Jul74 rerun of #1.06 "The Drop" (first aired 21Feb74)
[--] 11Jul74 rerun of #1.09 "Killing Time" (first aired 14Mar74) (final rerun)

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