Adam-12

Adam-12: Season 1

Universal Studios (1968)
Drama, Adventure, Crime, Action
USA | English | Color | 10h 47min
7.6

Follow two Los Angeles police officers as they patrol the streets of Southern California. Adam-12 was the first series to realistically portray the joys/frustrations of being a police officer in the late 1960's-early 1970's. This attention to detail made the show a catalyst for uncounted numbers of people to enter the law enforcement/EMS agencies when they became adults. TRIVIA:
Adam-12 was the radio call number of the unit that Malloy & Reed worked. In Los Angeles, the first digit (1), represented the division assigned. "Adam" is the LAPD designation for a 2-person patrol unit; "12" was the beat area assigned. (Although, Malloy & Reed could be seen patrolling the streets anywhere in L.A. from Downtown to the Valley, they retained the number division #1, no matter where they were). The police station used throughout the series was the newly-built (at the time) Rampart Station.


Cast View all

Martin Milner
Kent McCord
William Boyett Sgt. MacDonald
Gary Crosby Officer Ed Wells
Claude Johnson Officer Brinkman
Fred Stromsoe Officer Jerry Woods
William Stevens Officer Jerry Walters
William Elliott Officer Grant
Shaaron Claridge Dispatcher (Voice)
Mikki Jamison Mrs. Jean Reed (1969-1970)
Robert Donner T.J.
Kristin Nelson Mrs. Jean Reed (1974-1975)

Episodes View details

1 Log 001: The Impossible Mission 30 min | Sep 20, 1968

Pilot Episode: Working out of a patrol car designated "Adam-12," Officers Malloy and Reed perform a typical day's work, which includes a high speed auto-chase, the capture of two robbers, and an emergency call to save a suffocating baby. Malloy decides to turn in his badge after his young partner was killed a few weeks earlier. But at the end of the shift, he comes around and decides that he can't let inexperienced Jim Reed loose on another officer, so he decides not to leave the force.

Director: Jack Webb
Guest stars: John Nolan, Art Gilmore, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Julian Burton, Ena Hartman, Gene Boland, Howard Culver
2 Log 141: The Color TV Bandit 30 min | Sep 27, 1968

Officers Malloy and Reed attempt to save two small victims of narcotic pills, and then pursue a long-sought burglary suspect in a foot chase.

Director: Phil Rawlins
Writer: Richard Neil Morgan
Guest stars: Cloris Leachman, Melody Patterson, Ray Ballard, Art Gilmore, Kenneth Washington, Robert Rothwell, Lew Brown
3 Log 011: It's Just A Little Dent, Isn't It? 30 min | Oct 04, 1968

Officers Malloy and Reed are involved in a high speed chase, a murder case and a family dispute as they work the P.M. watch. Reed worries all evening that the small dent in the fender he caused while backing the car up for fuel might lead to termination, since he is still on probation.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse
Writer: Preston Wood
Guest stars: Jack Hogan, Bob Hastings, Robert Donner, William Bramley, Dorothy Rice, Eunice Christopher, Tony Gardner
4 Log 131: Reed, The Dicks Have Their Job And We Have Ours 30 min | Oct 11, 1968

Officers Malloy and Reed assist a young mother whose baby is threatened by a deranged man and they help a woman being harassed by a spiteful neighbor.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse
Writer: Preston Wood
5 Log 091: You're Not The First Guy's Had The Problem 30 min | Oct 18, 1968

Officer Reed learns that a professional officer has to keep their emotions under control; even when confronted with an abusive drunk-driver, right after clearing an "officer down" call & finding his close friend from the Academy critically wounded.

Writer: Preston Wood
6 Log 161: And You Want Me to Get Married! 30 min | Oct 25, 1968

Officers Malloy and Reed look for a robbery suspect, help a woman pinned under her crashed car and settle a family dispute, among other duties.

Writer: Preston Wood
7 Log 071: I Feel Like a Fool, Malloy 30 min | Nov 01, 1968

Among other calls, Officers Malloy and Reed answer a loud noise complaint and discover a teen-age babysitter in desperate need of help.

Writer: Robert Holt
8 Log 072: El Presidente 30 min | Nov 08, 1968

Malloy teases Reed about calculating the cost of a new house while their first baby is still 6 months away. In the meantime they settle a domestic dispute between arguing neighbors, help a taxi driver that was just robbed, and a local man mistaken as the President by a group of rural Mexicans. Finally, they must arrest a psychotic shooter holed up in his house.

Writer: Robert A. Forward
9 Log 101: Someone Stole My Lawn 30 min | Nov 15, 1968

Reed gets Malloy to agree to an early dinner when his wife puts him on a low-cal diet. However, one after another event prevents them from going code 7 all night long. Events include the theft of a man's sod, stolen credit cards, and a suspected car theft.

Writer: Tom Dunphey
10 Log 132: The Producer 30 min | Nov 29, 1968

Reed tries to pawn off his new litter of puppies to co-workers, strangers, even victims. The officers work a silent alarm, rescue a boy with his head stuck in a fence, and track down a prowler.

Writer: Richard Neil Morgan
11 Log 111: Snake In The Trunk 30 min | Dec 06, 1968

Officers Reed and Malloy have to break apart a couple of feuding neighbors, attempt to find a stolen car with a boa constrictor in the trunk, and effect a rescue of two people from a house on fire.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse
Writer: Preston Wood
12 Log 061: The Runaway 30 min | Dec 13, 1968

When officers Reed and Malloy get to a communal house occupied by hippies, they find a young girl, who has run away from home, extremely sick from narcotic use.

Director: Phil Rawlins
Writer: Neil Nosseck
13 Log 122: The Thief Who Stole Christmas 30 min | Dec 20, 1968

On Christmas eve Reed and Malloy make rounds distributing police department donation packages to needy families, and pull many heartstrings.

Writer: Preston Wood
14 Log 081: The Long Walk 30 min | Jan 03, 1969

After roll call, Reed and Malloy provide backup at a robbery, help a lost man return home, handle a call about a prowler, then respond to a silent alarm. Malloy demonstrates for Reed the importance of "officer presence".

Writer: Robert C. Dennis
15 Log 036: Jimmy Eisley's Dealing Smack 30 min | Jan 10, 1969

Reed volunteers to line up entertainment for the department party, just as Malloy needs to serve a subpoena on a famous singer. The team learns of a drug den from their informant and are handed the bust when detectives are too busy to look into it.

Writer: Preston Wood
16 Log 062: Grand Theft Horse? 30 min | Jan 17, 1969

Reed and Malloy assist park rangers in catching a horse thief, a homesick Texan who was high on drugs at the time. The officers then chase two gunmen in a high speed pursuit.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse
Writer: Richard Neil Morgan
17 Log 033: It All Happened So Fast 30 min | Jan 31, 1969

It's been a long night of patrol for Malloy and Reed. Just as the two tired officers are headed to the station to turn in for the night, shots are fired at the patrol car. In the blink of an eye, Reed kills whom he believes was the gunman. Back at the station, Reed undergoes a night of intensive questioning from the captain and lieutenant, as part of the superior officers' investigation into the incident. In the end, the captain confides in Reed that his story is credible and the rookie officer will likely be allowed back on patrol upon the completion of the investigation.

Writer: Preston Wood
18 Log 112: You Blew It 30 min | Feb 07, 1969

Reed and Malloy make a routine traffic stop on a motorist. Before the NCIC check is completed, the dispatcher broadcasts a domestic dispute call in the two officers' patrol area; Reed and Malloy take the call and let the motorist go. Bad choice; the lieutenant soon calls the two errant officers in to scold them. Turns out the motorist had warrants out for his arrest on robbery and weapons charges. Malloy and Reed then come up with and carry out an ultimately successful plan to nab the wanted criminal.

Director: Phil Rawlins
Writer: Robert Forward
19 Log 051: A Jumper - Code Two 30 min | Feb 14, 1969

Not long after an elderly woman insists that Reed and Malloy help adjust her television antenna, the officers are called to a high-rise hotel, where a suicidal man is determined to jump. Malloy incorrectly handles the situation and Mac harshly reprimands him the follow-up investigation.

Writer: Richard Neil Morgan
20 Log 073: I'm Still A Cop 30 min | Feb 21, 1969

Malloy is a part-time student at a local college, where he suddenly finds himself in the middle of of a riot.

Writer: Harold Jack Bloom
21 Log 102: We Can't Just Walk Away From It 30 min | Feb 28, 1969

A teenager is threatening to commit suicide and Malloy and Reed try to talk the troubled youth out of it.

Writer: Sheldon Stark
22 Log 152: A Dead Cop Can't Help Anyone 30 min | Mar 07, 1969

Malloy and Reed respond to a domestic disturbance, involving a man with a gun, with Officer Wells and his partner arrive on the scene as their backup. Not wanting to wait to follow proper procedure, Wells barges into the apartment, nearly getting shot to arrest the man. Afterwards, at the station, Wells brags about how criminals need to be put in their place and the police can't let them get away with anything. Concerned that rookie partner Reed may be picking up on Wells' habits, Malloy confronts Wells, telling him he is a negative influence on the younger officers and that, unless asked in the future, he is not to respond to their calls. Back on patrol, Reed tells Malloy how impressed he was with Wells handling of the situation. Malloy tells Reed, that in that situation, a dead cop is no help to the public or their partner. However, Wells' reckless habits catch up with him, when on a similar call as earlier, he again rushes toward the front door of the residence and is shot.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse
Writer: Michael Donovan
23 Log 012: He Was Trying to Kill Me 30 min | Mar 14, 1969

A "child-left-alone" call turns up a horrifying case of child neglect. A 6-year-old girl is left home with her baby brother and both parents are unable to provide for their children.

Writer: Robert Holt
24 Log 172: Boy, The Things You Do For The Job 30 min | Mar 21, 1969

Malloy writes a young woman a traffic ticket and then is bombarded with attention and affection, all of which he doesn't want.

Writer: Michael Donovan
25 Log 092: Tell Him He Pushed Back a Little Too Hard 30 min | Mar 28, 1969

A couple of neighbors co-own a boat and continually fight over it so Malloy and Reed do their best to mediate this latest rift.

Director: Phil Rawlins
Writer: Preston Wood
26 Log 022: So This Little Guy Goes Into This Bar 30 min | Apr 04, 1969

Malloy and Reed on patrol deal with a domestic dispute, the theft of a fur, and the noise from a loud party.

Writer: Preston Wood

Editions

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