CTVA US Crime - "McClain's Law" (MGM/Eric Bercovici)(1981-82) starring James Arness

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McClain's Law
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Jorge R. Galindo
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)

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McCLAIN'S LAW
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Eric Bercovici Productions
in association with
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television

for
NBC (Fridays 9:00 pm EST)
Created by Eric Bercovici

US Police series 1981-82   15 episodes listed x 60 min color
(21 production numbers allocated)
release date 20Nov81
starring
James Arness
as Det. Jim McClain
with
Marshall Colt as Det. Harry Gates
George DiCenzo as Lt. Edward DeNisco
Carl Franklin as Det. Jerry Cross
Conchata Ferrell as Vangie Cruise

'McClain's Law ' theme by James DiPasquale

Episodes listed in production number order

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NBC Fridays 9:00 pm Eastern

[01]
McCLAIN'S LAW (pilot)
20Nov81
produced by Robert H. Justman and Mark Rodgers
written by Eric Bercovici
directed by Vincent McEveety
    music by James DiPasquale
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
    edited by Robert P. Seppey & John Heath.
    guest stars
Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Scott Brady
Keith Mitchell
An old detective, about to retire, faces the murder of a
longtime friend and partner and decides to stay in the force.

[02] McClain's Law:
REQUIEM FOR A NARC
Prod. no. 2905
27Nov81 copyright date
produced by Mark Rodgers and Robert H. Justman
written by Stephen Downing
directed by Alan Smithee
music by James DiPasquale
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
edited by Art Stafford.
guest stars
Markie Post
Art Lund
Thom Cristopher
A narcotics officer is killed by a pusher.

[03] McClain's Law:
A TIME OF PERIL
Prod. no. 2901
4Dec81 copyright date
produced by Robert H. Justman and Mark Rodgers
written by Frank Telford
directed by James Sheldon
music by Michael Melvoin
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
edited by John Heath
guest stars
Barbara Babcock
Nicholas Pryor
Frank McCarthy
A journalist lady accuses McClain of excessive force on a murder suspect

[04] McClain's Law:
LET THE VICTIMS BEWARE
Prod. no. 2903
11Dec81 copyright date
produced by Robert H. Justman and Mark Rodgers
written by Frank Abatemarco
directed by Paul Krasny
music by James DiPasquale
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
edited by Art Stafford
guest stars
Charles Cioffi
Jenny O'Hara
Julie Carmen
Three youths attack a young woman in a restaurant.

[05] McClain's Law:
PORTRAIT OF A PLAYMATE
Prod. no. 2902
18Dec81 copyright date
produced by Mark Rodgers and Robert H. Justman
written by Gerald Sanford
directed by Michael O'Herlihy.
music by James DiPasquale
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
edited by Robert P. Seppey.
guest stars
Linda Thorson
James McEachin
A maddened drunkard kills his lover and leaves the corpse on a beach.

[06] McClain's Law:
TO SAVE THE QUEEN
Prod. no. 2906
8Jan82 copyright date
produced by Mark Rodgers and Robert H. Justman
directed by Bruce Kesler
written by Mark Rodgers
music by Angela Morley
theme by James DiPasquale
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
edited by John Heath.
guest stars
Laraine Stephens
Marta DuBois
The detectives try to impede a murder during a festival.

[07] McClain's Law:
A MATTER OF HONOR
Prod. no. 2912
15Jan82 copyright date
produced by Robert H. Justman and Mark Rodgers
written by Walter Dallenbach
directed by Chrisman I. Nyby II
music by James DiPasquale
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
edited by Robert P. Seppey
guest stars
Judith Chapman
Bruce Gray
Clues of a crime lead to the daughter of McClain's friend.

[08] McClain's Law:
THE SIGN OF THE BEAST pt. 1
Prod. no. 2909
22Jan92 copyright date
produced by Mark Rodgers and Robert H. Justman
written by Stephen Downing
directed by Gary Nelson
music by James DiPasquale
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
edited by Art Stafford.
guest stars
Richard Lynch
Johnathan Goldsmith
Artie Johnson
A crime commited at a respectable family's house seems to be a vengeance among drug dealers.

[09] McClain's Law:
THE SIGN OF THE BEAST pt. 2
Prod. no. 2997
29Jan82 copyright date
produced by Robert H. Justman and Mark Rodgers
written by Stephen Downing
directed by Gary Nelson
music by James DiPasquale
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
edited by John Heath.
guest stars
Richard Lynch
Johnathan Goldsmith
Artie Johnson

[10] McClain's Law:
WHAT PATRIC DOESN'T KNOW
Prod. no. 2904
5Feb82 copyright date
produced by Robert H. Justman and Mark Rodgers
directed by Larry Elikann
music by Angela Morley
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
edited by Robert P. Seppey.
guest stars
Richard Jaeckel
Pat Corley
Citizens pretend to take the law in theirs hands against
a pair of thugs.

[11] McClain's Law:
GREEN LIGHT
Prod. no. 2908
12Feb82 copyright date
produced by Mark Rodgers and Robert H. Justman
written by Mark Rodgers
directed by Corey Allen
music by James DiPasquale
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
edited by Art Stafford.
guest stars
Robert F. Lyons
Sheila Larkin
A prisoner takes hostages during his trial.

[12] McClain's Law:
USE OF DEADLY FORCE
Prod. no. 2916
19Feb82 copyright date
produced by Robert H. Justman and Mark Rodgers
written by Gerald Sanford
directed by James Sheldon
music by Angela Morley
theme by James DiPasquale
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
edited by John Heath.
guest stars
Lance LeGault
Robert Pierce
McClain and Harry agree to investigate charges that police in a neighbouring town are routinely brutalizing suspects.

[13] McClain's Law:
TAKEOVER
Prod. no. 2914
6Mar82 copyright date
produced by Mark Rodgers and Robert H. Justman
written by Frank Abatemarco
directed by Lee H. Katzan
guest stars
Henry Jones
Joanna Michaels
The detective investigate a series of bank robberies.

[14] McClain's Law:
FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES
Prod. no. 2920
13Mar82 copyright date
produced by Robert H. Justman and Mark Rodgers
written by Joe Viola
directed by Bernard McEveety
music by Angela Morley
theme by James DiPasquale
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
edited by Art Stafford.
guest stars
Karen Jennings
Kip Niven
Justin Lord
A boy witnesses a robbery at a supermarket.

[15] McClain's Law:
THE LAST HERO (final episode)
Prod. no. 2921
20Mar82 copyright date
produced by Mark Rodgers and Robert H. Justman
directed by Corey Allen
written by Frank Abatemarco
music by James DiPasquale
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
edited by John Heath.
quest stars
David Ackroyd
Gregory Sierra
A Vietnam veteran provokes a grave commotion at a hospital.

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