Adam-12

Log 1: The Impossible Mission

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/21/68
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  • Episode Description
  • After his young partner is killed in the line of duty, L.A.P.D. patrol officer Pete Malloy has made a tough decision. He plans on quitting the force at the end of this night's shift. But his superior has one last assignment for Malloy before he leaves; take out rookie officer Jim Reed on his first full night of duty on the streets.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ann Morgan Guilbert

    Ruth Elkins

  • Frank Comstock

  • Andrew Jackson (II)

    Director of Photography A.S.C.

  • Ena Hartman

    Mrs. Warner

  • William Stark

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Good first step for show

    By DaddoRam, Jul 20, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Thug: You guys play rough. Malloy: You were doing the driving.

    • Lt. Wangsgard: Too bad he won't have someone to hold his hand out there. Malloy: I did that once, remember?

    • Watch Commander: Remember, in this division, you can cut yourself on those shirt creases.

    • Malloy (to Reed): You're not supposed to think yet, junior. It's when you start thinking before you're supposed to think, that you think yourself dead.

    Trivia (5)

    • The voice of the police dispatcher belongs to real life LAPD 2nd shift radio dispatcher Shaaron Claridge, who would add her voice talents to all but two of the 174 episodes of the series.

    • Malloy and Reed's first police cruiser in the series is a 1967 Plymouth Belvedere.

    • The name listed in the credits for the writer of this episode, John Randolph, was in actuality, series creator/executive producer Jack Webb. Webb's real name, is John Randolph Webb.

    • The police station seen in this episode and throughout the series was the recently built (1965) station for the Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Division.
      With Jack Webb's insistence on authenticity, he had the interior sets of the station actually constructed to mirror the interior of the "real" station.

    • The Rampart station shown in the series is actually in Division 2 within the LAPD, meaning that Malloy & Reed's radio call sign should technically have been "2-Adam-12".
      Series creator Jack Webb thought "1-Adam-12" sounded better, and as the series wore on, it became a moot point, since the two officers spent time in just about every division in the city, which would not have happened in reality.

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