CTVA US Crime - "Bronk" (MGM/CBS) (1975-76) starring Jack Palance

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Bronk (MGM/CBS) (1975-76) starring Jack Palance
Bronk (1975-76)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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BRONK
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television
for
CBS (Sundays 10 PM ET)
Produced by Bruce Geller
Created by Carroll O'Connor

US Police series 1975-76 pilot + 23 episodes x 60 min color
Starring
Jack Palance as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov
Joseph Mascolo as Mayor Pete Santori
Henry Beckman as Harry Mark
Tony King as Sgt. John Webber.
Dina Ousley as Ellen Bronkov
Sally Kirkland as Officer Joan Harley

Premise:
Stories from the Ocean City, California Police Department.

Theme music by Lalo Schifrin

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1.00 BRONK aka "The Ordeal" (Pilot TV Film)(90 min Slot/74 min run)
1975
Directed by Richard Donner
starring
Jack Palance ..... Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov
Tony King ........ Sgt. John Webber
Joseph Mascolo ... Mayor Pete Santori
Henry Beckman .... Harry Mark
Dina Ousley ...... Ellen Bronkov
David Birney ..... Willie Harvey
Joanna Moore
Chelsea Brown
Nick Pellegrino ... Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)

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CBS Sundays 10:00 PM Eastern

1.01 Bronk: OPEN CONTRACT
21-Sep-1975 CBS Sun
Written by Eric Kaldor
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
Michael Parks ....... Coleman
Sheila Larken ....... Marni
Robert Yuro ......... Harrison
Ben Frank ........... Mitchell
Robbie Rist ......... Tommy
Christopher Morley .. Jackie LaCruce
Michael DeLano ...... Listera
Jack O'Leary ........ Larry Collins
Synopsis:
Bronk searches for a man wanted by syndicate hit men, unaware
that the killers are following him to their target. [RF]

1.02 Bronk: WHEEL OF DEATH
28-Sep-1975 CBS Sun
Written by Del Reisman
Directed by Sutton Roley
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
William Smith ....... Quillery
Michael Swan ........ Det. Sgt. Venneman
Bill McKinney
Stack Pierce
Arch Johnson
Jay Novello
Synopsis:
Bronk investigates the crime of a young assistant city attorney who is
murdered while investigating an illegal alien smuggling ring. [RF]

1.03 Bronk: THE GAUNTLET
05-Oct-1975 CBS Sun
Written by Stephen Kandel
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
Ann Wedgeworth ..... Kate
Dick Butkus ........ Roman Manescu
David Steiner ...... Ben Capote
Steve Sandor ....... Jay
Rayford Barnes ..... Briggs
George Ball ........ Dr. Melford
Nancy Kandal ....... Karen Balford
David Man .......... Harrelson
Synopsis:
Bronk escorts a gangster's jilted girlfriend on a perilous drive to the
state capital, where she has agreed to testify against her faithless lover. [RF]

1.04 Bronk: ECHO OF DANGER
12-Oct-1975 CBS Sun
Written by Jack Turley
Directed by Reza Badiyi
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
Nancy Kelly ........ Enid Howard
Robert F. Lyons .... Alan McLean
John Fink .......... Terry Howard
Curt Lowens ........ Manheim
Beth Howland ....... June Kramer
Milton Selzer ...... Jannos
Steve Mitchell ..... Lieutenant Stacker
Gwen Stokes ........ Iris
Synopsis:
The wealthy mother of an up-and-coming political candidate is implicated in an
 underworld murder when a gold pen belonging to her is found at the scene of the crime. [RF]

1.05 Bronk: TERROR
19-Oct-1975 CBS Sun (rerun 28Dec75)
Written by Karl Tunberg, Terence Tunberg
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
Barbara Barrie ..... Lorna
Johnny Crawford .... Omar
John Colicos ....... Martin
Peggy Rae .......... Mrs. Roy
Nancy Burnett ...... Matron
Sy Prescott ........ Pawnshop Operator
Brooke Palance
Synopsis:
Bronk comes to suspect that a dazed teenage girl found wandering in a
cemetery is a kidnap victim abducted from her evangelist father 14 years before. [RF]
*Note: The girl is played by Brooke Palance the daughter of series star Jack Palance.

 1.06 Bronk: THE FIFTH VICTIM
26-Oct-1975 CBS Sun
Written by Robert I. Holt
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
Pat Renella ........ Steig
John Calvin ....... Graski
Beverly Hope Atkinson .... Merilee
Sally Kirkland ..... Billie
Mike Road .......... Tommy
Synopsis:
Bronk is on the trail of a killer who strangles prostitutes. [RF]

1.07 Bronk: SHORT FUSE
02-Nov-1975 CBS Sun
Written by Carey Wilbur
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
Dane Clark ......... Charles Bisantz
Meg Foster ......... Margaret Lewis
Greg Mullavey ...... Leo Mason
Joseph Mascolo ..... Santori
Paul Mantee
Carmen Argenziano
Carol Lawson
Sylvia Walden
Synopsis:
Bronk investigates the crash of an airliner that carried a deadly cargo. [RF]

1.08 Bronk: LINE OF FIRE
09-Nov-1975 CBS Sun
Written by Burton Armus
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
Eugene Roche ....... Frank Bossick
Mark Hamill ........ Kevin Bossick
Zooey Hall ......... Ron Bossick (as David Z. Hall)
James Nichols ...... Richy
John Lisbon Wood ... Al
Ann Weldon ......... Mrs. Smally
Synopsis:
Investigating the hit-and-run death of a boy struck by a holdup gang's
getaway car, Bronk discovers that the vehicle is owned by a respected policeman. [RF]

 1.09 Bronk: BARGAIN IN BLOOD
16-Nov-1975 CBS Sun
Written by Shimon Wincelberg
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
Steven Keats ....... Jimmy Grebo
Margo Ann Berdeshevsky ... Gloria
John Larch ......... Yarrow
William Lanteau .... Skinner
Barbara Rhoades
Marki Bey
Eddie Almon
Bobby Hall
Synopsis:
An arrested murderer offers the police a deal they may not be able to refuse. [RF]

1.10 Bronk: THE PICKOFF
23-Nov-1975 CBS Sun
Written by Robert W. Lenski
Directed by Sutton Roley
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
Mark Stevens ....... Arnold Cutler Sr.
Sharon Farrell ..... Lynn Stockwood
Peter Hooten ....... Arnold Cutler Jr.
Bonnie Franklin .... Rita
Michael Swan ....... Det. Sgt. Venneman
Richard Davalos
Cheryl Waters
Allen Joseph
David Man
Synopsis:
Unwilling to encourage terrorist acts, a businessman and his kidnapped
son refuse to cooperate with the abductors. [RF]

1.11 Bronk: CRACKBACK
30-Nov-1975 CBS Sun
Written by Lou Morheim
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
Charles Macaulay ... Canaby
Lezlie Dalton ...... Cara Landy
Joseph Mascolo ..... Santori
Ron Thompson
Synopsis:
A man who claims to have killed Bronk's wife is fatally shot before revealing who hired him. [RF]

1.12 Bronk: DECEPTION
07-Dec-1975 CBS Sun
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
Pernell Roberts .... Collicos
John Anderson ..... Hecker
Alan Feinstein ..... Borrison
Joseph Mascolo ..... Santori
Michael Conrad ..... Stu
Synopsis:
To clear a prostitute of murder, a policeman reveals a fact that may ruin his career. [RF]

1.13 Bronk: BETRAYAL
14-Dec-1975 CBS Sun
Written by Larry Alexander
Directed by Paul Krasney
Guest cast:
David Hedison ..... Lyle Brewster
Susan Strasberg
Austin Stoker
Jack Kruschen
Eddie Fontaine

1.14 Bronk: THERE'S GONNA BE A WAR
21-Dec-1975 CBS Sun
Written by Al Martinez
Guest cast:
Stephen Elliott
Mark Slade
Victor Arnold
Sidney Clute
Carl Weathers
Robert F. Hoy
Karen Phillipp

1.15 Bronk: NEXT OF KIN
04-Jan-1976 CBS Sun
Written by Earl W. Wallace
Directed by Sutton Roley
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
Denny Miller ....... Mark Lynn
Brenda Scott ....... Eva
Steve Mitchell ..... Lieutenant
Nancy Burnett ...... Policewoman
Synopsis:
The son of a man Bronk was forced to kill is out to murder Bronk. [RF]

1.16 Bronk: THE DEADLIER SEX
18-Jan-1976 CBS Sun
Written by Stephen Kandel
Director:
Guest cast:
Julie Sommars
Eric Braeden
Jaime Lyn Bauer
Nancy Burnett
Lonny Chapman
Joby Baker
John Dennis Johnston
Eugene Peterson
Rick Farrell

1.17 Bronk: JACKSON BLUE
25-Jan-1976 CBS Sun
Written by Michael Mann
Directed by Sutton Roley
Guest cast:
David Huddleston
Alan Vint
Lee Paul
Barbara Collentine
Stack Pierce
Jack O'Leary
Arthur Allen

1.18 Bronk: LONG TIME DYING
01-Feb-1976 CBS Sun
Written by Alan S. Godfrey
Directed by Reza Badiyi
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
Brit Lind .......... Kitty
Lloyd Bochner ...... Dr. Spear
Nancy Kovack ....... Mrs. Marsh
John Howard ........ Judge Sheehan
Robin Clarke ....... Ed Harding
Ken Lynch .......... Roberts
Synopsis:
The sister of a convict killed in a prison riot plans to murder the
three men who sent him up the river. [RF]

1.19 Bronk: TARGET: UNKNOWN
08-Feb-1976 CBS Sun
Written by Robert L Holt
Directed by Sutton Roley
Guest cast:
Fernando Lamas
Richard Lynch
Laurence Haddon
Wright King
Melendy Britt
Walter Brooke

1.20 Bronk: JAILBREAK
15-Feb-1976 CBS Sun
Written by Carey Wilbur
Directed by Allen Brown
Guest cast:
Bradford Dillman
Gene Dynarski
K.T. Stevens
Anne Randal Stewart
Dick O'Neill
Sondra Currie
Dick DeCoit
Stan Haze

1.21 Bronk: VENGEANCE
22-Feb-1976 CBS Sun
Written by Burton Arums
Directed by Sutton Roley
Guest cast:
Ramon Bieri
George Loros
Denny Robertson
Al Henderson
Dudley Knight
Doug Henderson

1.22 Bronk: THE ORDEAL
07-Mar-1976 CBS Sun
Written by Oliver Crawford
Directed by Ric Rondell
Guest cast:
David Birney
Ivor Francis
Philip Bruns
George Brenlin
Chelsea Brown
Joanna Moore

1.23 Bronk: DEATH WITH HONOR
21-Mar-1976 CBS Sun
Directed by Allen Baron
Guest cast:
Morgan Paull
Vic Tayback
Fred Villani
Maidie Norman
Bert Freed
Eloise Hardt
Jon Cedar
Jay Rasumny

1.24 Bronk: THE VIGILANTE
28-Mar-1976 CBS Sun
Written by Robert W. Lenski
Directed by Sutton Roley
Starring: Jack Palance (as Det. Lt. Alex Bronkov)
Guest cast:
Vic Morrow ............ Frank Carey
Cameron Mitchell ...... Mankowski
Tiffany Bolling ....... Veronica
Jon Cypher ............ Lundeen
Carole Cook ........... Beatrice
Norman Alden .......... Velig
Eric Server
Meg Wyllie
Frederick Downs
James McKenna
Synopsis:
Frank Carey, a private investigator and former Secret Service agent,
sets himself up to be the a madman's next target. [RF]

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