Adam-12

Dirt Duel

Season 5, Ep 1, Aired 9/13/72
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  • Episode Description
  • A rash of purse snatching leads Malloy and Reed to investigate a local motorcycle gang. Determined to convince the gang he has not prejudged them, Malloy challenges their leader to a motocross duel at Indian Dunes.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Martin Milner

    Officer Pete Malloy

  • Kent McCord

    Officer Jim Reed

  • Herman S. Saunders

  • Carl Barth

  • Stephen J. Cannell

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (3)

    • Stephen J. Cannell who had been serving previously as Story Editor, was promoted this season to Executive Story Consultant.

    • This episode marked the new opening sequence, showing Malloy & Reed receiving their call and responding Code 3 at night time.

    • The LAPD purchased over 500 AMC Matadors in the early 1970's as their primary patrol vehicle. Universal Studios purchased several of these from the LAPD. Beginning with this episode, Malloy & Reed would remain in the AMC Matador (with one exception, "The Beast") for the remainder of the series.

    Trivia (1)

    • Fred Stromsoe makes his first (albeit brief and uncredited) appearance as Officer Jerry Woods, who will be a recurring character during the final three seasons. ┬áHe sarcastically congratulates Malloy at the end of the town hall meeting.

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