Adam-12

Season 5 Episode 1

Dirt Duel

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Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Sep 13, 1972 on NBC
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Dirt Duel
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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.

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    Micky Dolenz

    Micky Dolenz

    Oiler (as Mickey Dolenz)

    Guest Star

    Virginia Gregg

    Virginia Gregg

    Mrs. McKay

    Guest Star

    Keith Taylor

    Keith Taylor

    Mouse

    Guest Star

    William Boyett

    William Boyett

    Sgt. MacDonald

    Recurring Role

    Fred Stromsoe

    Fred Stromsoe

    Officer Woods

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    • 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.  He sarcastically congratulates Malloy at the end of the town hall meeting.

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    • 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.

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