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Serpico (Paramount/NBC)(1976-77) David Birney  -  Delvecchio (Universal/CBS)(1976-77) Judd Hirsch
Serpico (1976-77)
 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

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SERPICO
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Emmet G. Lavery Productions
in association with Paramount Pictures Television

for
NBC (Fridays 10:00 PM ET)
Executive Producer Emmet G. Lavery
Based on the novel "Serpico" by Peter Maas.

US Police series 1976-77 pilot + 14 episodes x 60 min

Starring:
David Birney as Officer Frank Serpico
Tom Atkins as Lt. Tom Sullivan

Premise:
The exploits of Frank Serpico, an undercover Patrolman with the 22nd Precinct in New York City.

Music by Elmer Bernstein

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1.00 Serpico: THE DEADLY GAME (2 hr pilot TV Movie)
24-Apr-1976
Producer Emmet G. Lavery Jr.
Directed by Robert Collins
Written by Robert Collins
Director of photography Donald M. Morgan
starring
David Birney ............ Officer Frank Serpico
Tom Atkins .............. Lt. Tom Sullivan
Guest cast:
Burt Young .............. Alec Rosen
Lane Bradbury ........... Carol
Allen Garfield .......... Professor
Will Kuluva ............. Mr. Serpico
Walter McGinn ........... David Doyle
Sydney Lassick .......... Goldman
Christine Jones ......... Kim
Mario Roccuzzo .......... Pasquale Serpico
Anthony Charnota ........ Joe Simone
Carl Lee ................ Carothers
Richard C. Adams ........ Atkins
Paulette Breen .......... Gina
Albert Henderson ........ Sgt. Morgan
Madison Arnold .......... Polo
Patricia Perangeli ...... Rosa
Antony Ponzini .......... Dominique
Harry Shearer ........... Hippy
Frank Spalar ............ Choreographer

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NBC Fridays 10:00 PM Eastern

1.01 Serpico: COUNTRY BOY
24-Sep-1976
Written by Robert Dellinger
Directed by Reza Badiyi
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
Billy Green Bush ........ Elrod Davis
Robert F. Lyons ......... Gary Baker
Barbra Grant ............ Marilyn
Harry Davis ............. Passerini
Sandy Faison ............ Sara
Tito Goya ............... Cool Eye
Jim Boles ............... Ziggy
Ogen Talbot ............. Willie
John Wyler .............. Teller
Tony Lee Allen .......... Attendant
Jerry Mayer ............. Drifter
Synopsis:
Serpico infiltrates a hold-up gang and tries tp convince ex-con Baker to drop out of the gang. [RF]

1.02 Serpico: THE TRAITOR IN OUR MIDST
01-Oct-1976
Written by Robert Hamilton
Directed by Michael Caffey
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
Dan O'Herlihy ........... Terence Delaney
Stephan Macht ........... Bobby Delaney
Arnold Moss ............. Tiller
Mary Alice .............. Angel
Alexander Courtney ...... Mort Haskell
Marian Mercer ........... Sister Margaret
Jana Bellan ............. Lisa
David Moody ............. Arnold
Joey Green .............. Luther
Ralph Manza ............. Monsignor Rossi
Joyce Morrow ............ Librarian
Raymond O'Keefe ......... Foreman
Jack Perkins ............ Drunk
Ken Jones ............... Reporter #1
Joan Crosby ............. Reporter #2
Synopsis:
Serpico fails to close down a Number's Racket and feels that the leak is inside the department. [RF]

1.03 Serpico: THE INDIAN
08-Oct-1976
Written by Pamela Bradley Wallace
Directed by Art Fisher
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
Annette O'Toole ......... Heather
Tricia O'Neil ........... Grace
David Hurst ............. Ducek
Carol Vogel ............. Dr. Nancy Farrel
Frank Ramirez ........... Angelo
Richard Kline ........... Herschel
Richard Foronjy ......... Foster
Frank Bongiorno ......... Ferris
Barry Michlin ........... Phil Grant
Nick Corello ............ The Man
Synopsis:
Serpico attempts to break a drug ring headed by "The Indian". After
failing several times Serpico intentionally tips off "The Indian's" go-between. [RF]

[--] 15Oct76 preempted for the Vice Presidential Debate between Senator Mondale and Senator Dole.

1.04 Serpico: EVERY MAN MUST PAY HIS DUES
29-Oct-1976
Written by Brad Radnitz
Directed by Robert Michael Lewis
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
Eugene Roche ............ John Maloney
Allan Miller ............ Vern Ross
Bert Freed .............. Jack Powell
Fionnula Flanagan ....... Rita Maloney
James Karen ............. Ed Demarest
Al Rossi ................ Korty
Jack Denbo .............. Mr. Smith
Maurice Hill ............ Oscar Ott
Gil Stuart .............. Maitre D'
Bob Hackman ............. Truck Driver
Synopsis:
Serpico must protect presidential candidate Maloney from an assassination attempt. [RF]

1.05 Serpico: STRIKE!
05-Nov-1976
Written by Richard Danus
Directed by David Moessinger
Story: Richard Danus, Robert Dellinger
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
Tisha Sterling .......... Jenny
Victor Arnold ........... Clay
Allen Garfield .......... Redman
Eugene Elman ............ Russell
Nancy Stephens .......... Gladys
Steve-Allie Collura ..... Sgt. Marino
Nick Corrello ........... Guzman
Joseph Mell ............. Foley
Jodean Russo ............ Verna
Martin Garner ........... Weinstein
Midge Ware .............. Grace
Barry Michlin ........... Officer Davis
Susan Anton ............. Model
Collette Bertrand ....... Showgirl
Louise Fitch ............ Woman
Robert Lussier .......... Attendant
Jack Bernardi ........... Gentleman
Selma Archerd ........... Customer
Morgan Roberts .......... Guard
Synopsis:
One of Serpico's ex-girlfriends, helps two men steal furs in the garment district. [RF]

1.06 Serpico: TRUMPET OF TIME
12-Nov-1976
Written by Sandor Stern & Richard Danus
Directed by Robert Markowitz
Story: Sandor Stern, Susan Lester
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
Walter McGinn ........... Vince
Zohra Lampert ........... Anne
Stephen Mendillo ........ Leon
Steve Gravers ........... Sgt. Bonelli
Edward Gallardo ......... Morales
Damu King ............... Gary
Lou Tiano ............... Sgt. Harris
Steve-Allie Collura ..... Sgt. Danelli
David Moody ............. Stinger
Dolores Quinton ......... Jennifer
Roger Etienne ........... Captain
Tim Pelt ................ Pool Player
Synopsis:
Serpico finds out that a 20-year veteran on the police force, is dying
of leukemia and wants to leave money for his wife. He does that by
giving confidential information on the locations of gambling and prostitution
houses to two criminals who share their ill-gotten gains with him. [RF]

1.07 Serpico: A SECRET PLACE
19-Nov-1976
Written by Robert Malcolm Young
Directed by Steven H. Stern
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
Jesse Welles ........... Carol
Lynn Carlin ............ Viveca
Michael V. Gazzo ....... La Bella
Tony Swartz ............ Dole
Joe DeNicola ........... Solly
Richard Balin .......... Spencer
Ralph Manza ............ Stefano Giovanni
Walter Lott ............ Warden
Gene Borkan ............ Lou
Lee Stynberg ........... Artie
Nick Corello ........... Officer
Angelo Gnazzo .......... Sgt. Crowley
Mark L. Taylor ......... Security Guard
Synopsis:
A gung-ho policewoman helps Serpico protect a woman who is willing to testify against a prominent mobster. [RF]

1.08 Serpico: PRIME EVIL
26-Nov-1976
Written by Richard Danus
Story by Sean Baine, Robert Dellinger, Richard Danus
Directed by Sigmund Neufeld Jr
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
Jennifer Warren ......... Marion
Richard Lynch ........... Alex Demico
Anthony Charnota ........ Singer
Anthony Palmer .......... Dr. Bell
Jean De Baer ............ Mrs. Bell
Nick Corello ............ Guzman
Frank Geraci ............ Dealer
Synopsis:
Serpico is out to gain the confidence of loan shark Alex Demico. [RF]

1.08 Serpico: RAPID FIRE
10-Dec-1976
Written by David Vowell
Directed by Alex March
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
John Hillerman .......... Raoul Christie
Tony King ............... Ralph Hobbes
Tovah Feldshuh .......... Erica
John Karlen ............. Eddie Hibbard
Richard C. Adams ........ Wagner
Angelo Grisanti ......... Lincoln
Sylvester Words ......... Harold
Tobar Mayo .............. Walter Moten
John Morgan Evans ....... Sonny
James DiAngelo .......... Todd
Dianne Harper ........... Angela
Synopsis:
Serpico is on the trail of an arms broker. [RF]

1.09 Serpico: DAWN OF THE FURIES
17-Dec-1976
Written by Robert Malcolm Young
Directed by Paul Stanley
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
Michael Margotta ........ Jerry
Elliott Street .......... Kirko
Veronica Cartwright ..... Lucy
Craig Wasson ............ Blake
Joy Rinaldi ............. Rita Willis
David Moody ............. Arnold Stinger
Evan C. Kim ............. Lee
Jerry Holland ........... RCMP Cop
Ruth Warshawsky ......... Mrs. Hurst
Synopsis:
Serpico poses as an explosives expert and tries to learn the plans of a group of revolutionaries. [RF]

1.10 Serpico: THE SERBIAN CONNECTION
24-Dec-1976
Written by Cliff Osmond
Directed by Reza Badiyi
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
Janet Margolin .......... Helena
Stefan Gierasch ......... Nagel
Barbara Rhoades ......... Tiger
Curt Lowens ............. Jevenovitch
Andrew A. Rubin ......... Vladimer
Joseph Perry ............ Tony Garrison
Jay Varela .............. Harper
Wendell Wright .......... Cinnamon
Robert Raymond Sutton ... Grogan
John Bleifer ............ Old Serbian
Don Fenwick ............. Detective
Synopsis:
Serpico investigates the smuggling of illegal immigrants into the U.S. for cheap labor. [RF]

1.11 Serpico: DANGER ZONE
31-Dec-1976
Written by Paul Krasny
Directed by David Moessinger
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
Barton Heyman ........... Duffy
Paul Benjamin ........... Pickett
Lee Weaver .............. Scooter
Carl Weathers ........... Snake
Dee Timberlake .......... Didi
Karen Phillipp .......... Bambi
Shera Danese ............ Mildred
Dick Cagney ............. Jo-Jo
Stanley Ralph Ross ...... Sgt. Meyers
Michael Alldredge ....... Waller
Synopsis:
Serpico works with Duffy a veteran detective, together they try to bust a drug dealer who was once a cop. [RF]

1.12 Serpico: SANCTUARY
07-Jan-1977
Written by Shimon Wincelberg
Directed by Steven H. Stern
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
Linda Purl ............. Magda
Elayne Heilveil ........ Rivka
Gabriel Dell ........... Shotness
Joseph Ruskin .......... Alexie
Robert Foronjy ......... Foster
Brian Dennehy .......... Jody
Shera Danese ........... Jan
Tamar Cooper ........... Mrs. Pahel
Nick Corello ........... Sgt. Millet
Mark L. Taylor ......... Feigelman
Ralph Mauro ............ Drunk
F. William Parker ...... Counterman
Synopsis:
A Soviet gymnast escapes from the secret police by faking suicide, but
hesitates to apply for political asylum until she is sure her parents have defected to Austria. [RF]

1.13 Serpico: THE PARTY OF YOUR CHOICE
14-Jan-1977
Written by Walter Dallenbach
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
Pamela Bellwood ........ Allison
Victoria Racimo ........ Terry Crawford
Tracy Brooks Swope ..... Sandy
Len Birman ............. Rincon
Frank Christi .......... Lucas
Richard Foronjy ........ Foster
Frank Ramirez .......... Jose Robles
Fred Pinkard ........... Judge
Tom Pedi ............... Nick
Murray MacLeod ......... Gil
Bella Bruck ............ Mrs. Fishbein
Nancy Bleier ........... Jolene
John Wyler ............. Beard
Ralph Mauro ............ Drunk
Synopsis:
Serpico searches for a killer who targets women campaigning for mayoral candidate Gene Rincon. [RF]

1.14 Serpico: ONE LONG TOMORROW
28-Jan-1977
Written by Ray Brenner
Directed by David Moessinger
Starring: David Birney (as Serpico); Tom Atkins (as Lt. Sullivan)
Guest cast:
Madge Sinclair ......... Michelle
Stanley Clay ........... Elvin
Ed Cambridge ........... Lucius
Hector Maisonette ...... Chickie
Lou Tiano .............. Sgt. Harris
Stanley Ralph Ross ..... Sgt. Meyers
Rob Harcum ............. Dewitt
B.T. Taylor ............ Spencer
Bobby F. Ellerbee ...... Larry
Ron Trice .............. Tick
Jinaki ................. Mrs. Carter
Dorothy Butts .......... Woman In Laundry
Ronnie Cox ............. Kevin
Jerii Woods ............ Leora
Bob Harcum ............. Dewitt
Erin Blunt ............. Marcus
Synopsis:
Serpico searches for a witness who saw a gang throw a woman off the roof. [RF]

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