US Crime - "S.W.A.T." (Spelling-Goldberg/ABC) Season 1 (Early 1975)

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Starring: Steve Forrest with Rod Perry, Robert Urich, Mark Shera, James Coleman
Season 1 (ABC) (Early 1975)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


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ABC Mondays 9-10pm Eastern

[--] The Rookies : S. W. A. T. (Pilot) [Part 1]  (Crossover Episode)
17-Feb-1975 ABC Mon 8PM ET
a Spelling-Goldberg production
Produced by Rick Husky / Directed by E. W. Swackhamer.

1.00 S.W.A.T.:  S.W.A.T. (Pilot) [Part 2]
17-Feb-1975 ABC Mon 9PM ET (rerun 16Aug75 ABC Sat)
Written by Robert Hamner
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
Director of photography Dennis Dalzell
Guest cast:
Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster
Kate Jackson ........... Jill Danko
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Eddie Ryker
Leslie Nielsen ......... Larry Neal
Sam Melville ........... Mike Danko
Donna Mills ............ Gwen DeWitt
Lloyd Bochner .......... Giraud
Robert Walden .......... Kevin
Jaime Lyn Bauer ........ Susan
Dick Van Patten ........ Waldon
Arte Johnson ........... Justin
Bruce Fairbairn ........ Chris Owens
Synopsis 1:
In this two-hour episode, which was the pilot for S.W.A.T., when it
first aired on "The Rookies", three rookies are assigned to temporary
duty under the command of hard-nosed Lt. Hondo Harrelson. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The Special Weapons and Tactics team is the subject of this two-hour
episode. Steve Forrest portrays Hondo Harrelson, head of a unit trained
to handle unusually volatile situations, whose hard-nosed attitude about
police work irks rookie Terry Webster. [RF]

1.01 S.W.A.T.: THE KILLING GROUND
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no. 1 (copyright date 24Feb75)
24-Feb-1975 ABC Mon
Written and Produced by Rick Husky
Directed by Harry Falk
Guest cast:
Annette O'Toole .... Rita Bonelli
Geoffrey Lewis ..... Jack Bonelli
William Lucking .... Ray West
Taylor Lacher ...... Rob Duran
Terry Lumley ....... Mary Duran
Mel Scott .......... Sam Hanks
Jesse Vint ......... Dallas
Stephen Coit ....... Doctor
Keith Walker ....... T.V. Announcer

1.02 S.W.A.T.: A COVEN OF KILLERS
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no. 2 (copyright date 03Mar75)
03-Mar-1975 ABC Mon (rerun 28Jul75)
Produced by Barry Shear
Written by Skip Webster.
Directed by George McCowan
Guest cast:
William Windom ..... Ross Collins
Sal Mineo .......... Joey Hopper
James Keach ........ Arlie Warren
Belinda Balaski .... Judy Collins
Elisha Cook Jr. .... Harry Thorne
Ellen Weston ....... Betty Harrelson (recurring)
Ross Elliott ....... Roger Forbes
Richard O'Brien .... Chief Roman
Mimi Maynard ....... Pam Morgan
Peggy McCay ........ Laura Huston
Dan Spelling ....... Craig Huston
Lance Taylor ....... Sgt. Willis
Synopsis:
A psychotic Satanist, the leader of a coven dubbed the Butcher Brigade, swears
 vengeance on his prosecutors after a bloody escape from a hospital prison ward. [RF]

1.03 S.W.A.T.: DEATH CARRIER
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no. 3 (copyright date 10Mar75)
10-Mar-1975 ABC Mon
Written and Produced by Robert Hamner
Directed by Harry Falk
Guest cast:
Ronne Troup ........ Janet
David Sheiner ...... Eric
Joanna Barnes ...... Andrea
John Bleifer ....... First Cutter
Clint Young ........ Sergeant
Synopsis:
To bait a trap for a sniper, Off. Jim Street dates a woman who lost
three previous boyfriends to the killer. [RF]

1.04 S.W.A.T.: PRESSURE COOKER
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no. 4 (copyright date 17Mar75)
17-Mar-1975 ABC Mon (rerun 04Aug75)
Produced by Barry Shear
Written by Walter Black
Directed by George McCowan
Guest cast:
Darleen Carr ....... Meredith Cooper
Jean Allison ....... Mrs. Thomas
Logan Ramsey ....... Merrill Gist
Fredrica Duke ...... Laurie Thomas
Gerald Hike ........ Tolan
Paul Sorenson ...... Fire Captain
Gary Vinson ........ Sergeant
Milt Kogan ......... Market Owner
Byron Morrow ....... Doctor
Lee Paul ........... Burly Thug
Wayne Sutherlin .... Long Hair Thug
Synopsis 1:
A woman reporter from an underground paper is given a firsthand view
of the daily crisis that contribute to the team's pressure-cooker existence. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The SWAT team plays host to an antagonistic woman reporter from an underground newspaper. [RF]

1.05 S.W.A.T.: HIT MEN
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no. 5 (copyright date 24Mar75)
24-Mar-1975 ABC Mon
Produced by Barry Shear
Written by David P. Harmon
Directed by Harry Falk
Guest cast:
Jess Walton ........ Carole Ritchie
Robert Loggia ...... Joe Stevens
Paul Stevens ....... Kenneth Traynor
Del Monroe ......... Pete
Paul Pepper ........ Freddy
Walter Brooke ...... Dr. Woodmore
Edward Walsh ....... Kurowski
Jean Byron ......... Nurse Marlowe
Alex Courtney ...... Richard Warren
John Zaremba ....... Howard Redding
Joseph Mell ........ Art
R.B. Sorko-Ram ..... Nate Smith
Synopsis:
A hospital turns into a potential battleground with the admission of a
badly wounded hood who's ready to testify against the syndicate. [RF]

1.06 S.W.A.T.: JUNGLE WAR
31-Mar-1975 ABC Mon
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no. 6 (copyright date 31Mar75)
Produced by Robert Hamner
Written by Charles Johnson
Directed by George McCowan
Guest cast:
Cameron Mitchell ... Bo Pritchard
Ellen Weston ....... Betty Harrelson
Janet MacLahlan .... Cleo
Tom Lee McFadden ... Bernie Barnes
Anitra Ford ........ Gloria
Frances Reid ....... Mrs. Dennis
Eric Server ........ Joe D'Andre
Michael Harland .... Mat Harrelson
Eric Moses ......... Larry Kay
Warren Munson ...... Doctor
Synopsis:
A S.W.A.T. trainee angling for a place on Hondo's team is an old
Vietnam War buddy who has yet to live down his reputation as a hotshot. [RF]

1.07 S.W.A.T.: DEATH SCORE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no. (copyright date 07Apr75)
07-Apr-1975 ABC Mon (rerun 30Aug75)
Produced by Robert Hamner
Teleplay by Robert Hamner from a story by Larry Alexander.
Directed by Phil Bondelli.
Guest cast:
Robert Webber ...... Douglas McVea
Michael Warren ..... Ollie Wyatt
Corinne Michaels ... Robin Phillips
Paul Cavonis ....... Rameri
Anthony Eisley ..... Warren Royce
Berlinda Tolbert ... Joanne Wyatt
Tom Malinchak ...... Don Benson
Jack Lukes ......... Nicholas Cortease
Stu Nahan .......... Himself
Synopsis:
A Middle Eastern terrorist group takes a professional basketball team hostage to back its
 demands for money, a getaway plane and the worldwide release of political prisoners. [RF]

1.08 S.W.A.T.: TIME BOMB
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no. 8 (copyright date 21Apr75)
21-Apr-1975 ABC Mon (rerun 23Jun75)
Produced by Aaron Spelling, Leonard Goldberg (on copyright)
Written by Dick Nelson
Directed by George McCowan
Guest cast:
William Smith ...... Cowboy
Heather Menzies .... Sheri
Robert Donner ...... Sarge
Eddie Hice ......... Martinez
Fred Dale .......... Baker
Paul Bryar ......... Charlie
John Dennis ........ Kelley
Don Eitner ......... Pat
Susan Forman ....... Elena
Jean Fraser ........ Susan
Synopsis:
On a Sunday afternoon, Jim and his girlfriend are trapped in a deserted
movie studio by a gang of extortionists in the process of planting bombs. [RF]

1.09 S.W.A.T.: THE BRAVO ENIGMA (aka "Bravo Stigma")(both titles on copyright)
28-Apr-1975 ABC Mon (rerun 30Jun75)
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no. 9 (copyright date 28Apr75)
Produced by Aaron Spelling, Leonard Goldberg (on copyright)
Written by Herb Bermann
Directed by Phil Bondelli
Guest cast:
Christopher George.. Bravo
Leslie Dalton ...... Diane Holt
John Lupton ........ Senator Richards
Rose Marie ......... Hilda
Murray Matheson .... Cyrus Porter
Austin Stoker ...... Dr. Evans
Christian Juttner .. Billy Farris
Robert Ellenstein... Dr. Algrin
Lou Krugman ........ Jay Brock
Clint Young ........ Sergeant
John Bleifer ....... First Cutter
Synopsis:
S.W.A.T.'s quarry is an elusive hired assassin who is unaware that he
has contracted and is spreading a deadly disease. [RF]

1.10 S.W.A.T.: THE STEEL-PLATED SECURITY BLANKET
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no. 10 (copyright date 05May75)
05-May-1975 ABC Mon
Produced by Robert Hamner
Written by Fred Freiberger
Directed by George McCowan
Guest cast:
Lara Parker ........ Susan
Michael Conrad ..... Vince
Joan Huntington .... Linda
Nicholas Cortland... Dewey
Loni Anderson ...... Miss Texas
Farrah Fawcett ..... Miss New Mexico
Jillian Kesner ..... Miss California
Erica Hagen ........ Willa
Cec Linder ......... Blake
Rose Marie ......... Hilda
Ralph Montgomery ... Morton
Carole Ita White ... Augusta
Robert Hackman ..... Dispatcher

1.11 S.W.A.T.: OMEGA ONE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no. 11 (copyright date 12May75)
12-May-1975 ABC Mon
Produced by Robert Hamner
Written by Phyllis White, Robert White, Wilton Denmark
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
James Griffith ..... Sgt. Reardon
Sam Jaffe .......... Dr. Brunner
Joanne Nail ........ Pam McBride
Kip Niven .......... Stockwell
Patricia Stich ..... Marcia
John Davey ......... Novak
William Vaughan .... Barone
Don Furneaux ....... Mr. Jenkins
Louise Fitch ....... Mrs. Brunner
Robert P. Lieb ..... Mayor
Kerry Mahan ........ Clinton
Elliott Street ..... Trooper
Gary Brient ........ Reporter

1.12 S.W.A.T.: BLIND MAN'S BLUFF
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no. 12 (copyright date 19May75)
19-May-1975 ABC Mon
Produced by Robert Hamner
Written by Walter Black
Directed by George McCowan
Guest cast:
Frank Aletter ...... Lt. Purcell
Ilona Wilson ....... Loreen
Richard Evans ...... Arly
Rose Marie ......... Hilda
Andrew Rubin ....... Bud
Ann Sidney ......... Regeena
Byron Morrow ....... Doctor
Kay Stewart ........ Nurse
Joan Shawlee ....... Parlor Owner
Trent Dolan ........ Police Officer

1.13 S.W.A.T.: SOLE SURVIVOR
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no. 13 (copyright date 26May75)
26-May-1975 ABC Mon
Produced by Robert Hamner
Written by Sean Baine
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Jim McMullan ....... Sylvestor Gray
Simon Oakland ...... Frank Hunter
Montana Smoyer ..... House Mother
Hal Williams ....... Bo Tate
Ellen Weston ....... Betty Harrelson
George DiCenzo ..... Ben Wiley
Ben Wright ......... Mr. Jarvis
Ike Eisenman ....... Timmy Lacey
Burt Douglas ....... Lacey
Barbara Dodd ....... Mrs. Lacey
R.B. Sorko-Ram ..... First Sergeant
Montana Smoyer ..... House Mother

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Summer Reruns
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[--] 23Jun75 rerun of 1.08 "Time Bomb" (first aired 21Apr75)
[--] 30Jun75 rerun of 1.09 "The Bravo Enigma" (first aired 28Apr75)
[--] 28Jul75 rerun of 1.02 "A Coven of Killers" (first aired 03Mar75)
[--] 04Aug75 rerun of 1.04 "Pressure Cooker" (first aired 17Mar75)
[--] 30Aug75 rerun of 1.07 "Death Score" (first aired 07Apr75)

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