Simon & Simon

Season 3 Episode 21

The Dillinger Print

Aired Unknown Mar 08, 1984 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When a retired FBI agent is murdered, his daughter hires Rick and A.J. to look into it, and they soon realise that the only print left at the scene belongs to notorious mobster John Dillinger. After someone tries to take A.J. out mob-style on the squash court, he has trouble recovering from the fear of being at someone else's complete mercy.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Wow! Jameson was acting his little heart out in this one!

    The story is good and interesting but what stood out most for me in this episode was AJ. I have to admit my favorite character and actor between the two is Rick played by McRaney but I must give credit to Jameson Parker this time! Very much so. His fear after being shot by "Dillinger" was by far the best part in the show. It surprised me in good way. He reverted to a little boy in an instant and needed to be comforted by his big brother and rightfully so. I mean who wouldn't when suddenly being shot at by a machine gun?! This show was always at it's best whenever it displayed any emotional, brotherly connection between it's two leads and this time was not an exception. I only wish we could see more of Jameson to this day like we see of McRaney but I guess it's not what Parker wants and I respect that. What do I know though? Maybe he is working on something just I haven't seen it yet! Wherever you are JP I would love to see more of work today! You rock! ;Dmoreless
Gerald McRaney

Gerald McRaney

Richard "Rick" Simon

Jameson Parker

Jameson Parker

Andrew Jackson "A.J." Simon

Mary Carver

Mary Carver

Cecelia Simon

Tim Reid

Tim Reid

Detective Marcel "Downtown" Brown

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    • This episode was the subject of a lawsuit claiming copyright infringement filed against CBS by crime historian Jay Robert Nash, who had written four books presenting his theory that another man was killed in Dillinger's place in front of the Biograph Theater in Chicago in 1934. The court ruled in favor of CBS, affirming that the books' copyright material lay in Nash's presentation of the alleged historical events, not in the events themselves.

    • Although credited, Mary Carver (Cecelia Simon) does not appear in this episode.