Kristin Nelson, Gary Crosby, and Chief of Police Edward M. Davis are credited during the opening sequence.
Sian Barbara Allen, Kristin Nelson, and Norman Alden are credited during the opening sequence.
Kent McCord's daughter Kristen appears in this episode as Debra. She is playing hopscotch when Reed pulls up behind Malloy's abandoned car.
When the car thieves were apprehended PlastiCuffs (plastic handcuffs) were used instead of metal handcuffs.
Goof: When Reed (in plain clothes) tackles the armed robber at the end of the episode, there is an awkward pause at the end of the take during which the two men lie completely still while a uniformed officer approaches. When the camera angle changes, they resume their struggle.
When Reed lunges to stop the runaway baby carriage, it stops a split second before he actually touches it.
This was the third and final time in the series that Leo Gordon was credited as both a guest star and writer of an episode.
We find out Reed's middle initial in this episode. Full name is James A. Reed. The man who's credit referenced in this episode is for a James G. Reed
Although Eric Shea had previously guest starred in the episode "Team Work" less than two months before this episode aired, he had matured considerably between filming of the two episodes.
Goof: After Malloy picks up the rape victim in the catering truck, faint tire marks from a previous take are clearly visible ahead of him that follow his exact path through the grass he will use to chase after the rapist.
This was the first acting credit for Bob Seagren, who was the gold medalist in the Pole Vault at the 1968 Olympics. His best known role was on the series "Soap", where he played the gay partner of Billy Crystal's character.
Johnny Rodriguez, who appeared as the motorcycle rider who struck a pedestrian, is a country music artist who had a string of hits in the 1970's and 1980's. He was credited as a special guest star in this episode, and this is his only credited acting role to date.
The first scene of Part Two is a replay of the final three-minute-long scene from Part One.
This episode ends with a Jack Webb voiceover: "Next week, the conclusion of 'Air Support'"
A driver does not yield the right of way to a pededstrian at a crosswalk and fails to use his right-turn signal when making a turn. When he asks Reed why he was stopped by the police, Reed tells him it was because of the infraction involving the pedestrian, but no mention of the turn signal infraction is made. Either Reed thought it wasn't important, or it wasn't written into the scene and the extra driving the car just forgot to use the turn signal.
In a bit of interesting casting, Rachel Romen, who portrayed the woman who Malloy correctly suspected of murdering her mentally disabled husband, previously portrayed the wife of Malloy's slain best friend in the Season 3 episode "Elegy for a Pig."
In a rare, but glaring, directing error, Malloy and Reed fail to handcuff the gas station robbery suspect until after they question him, despite the fact he had just led them on a dangerous high speed chase and was suspected of shooting at the attendant.
This is the first episode where we learn Malloy's nickname from when he first entered the force, "The Strawberry Fox."
The investigation of stolen stamps, while not explicitly stated, is part of the Reno West investigation that will conclude in the upcoming episode "Captured"
The Reno West cat-burglar storyline is one of the few in the series that spans several episodes.
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