S.W.A.T.

Season 1 Episode 5

Pressure Cooker

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 17, 1975 on ABC
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Lt. Harrelson and his men have been working around the clock on cases such as a food market heist and a kidnapping investigation, when journalist Meredith Cooper reports, with police department approval, to spend several days with the S.W.A.T. team. Ms. Cooper's presence creates several problems: her beauty is distracting, her manner is pushy and her opinion of the police is anchored somewhere below sea level.moreless

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    Steve Forrest

    Steve Forrest

    Lieutenant Dan "Hondo" Harrelson

    Robert Urich

    Robert Urich

    Officer Jim Street

    Rod Perry

    Rod Perry

    Sergeant David "Deacon" Kay

    Mark Shera

    Mark Shera

    Officer Dominic Luca

    James Coleman

    James Coleman

    Officer T.J. McCabe

    Darleen Carr

    Darleen Carr

    Meredith Cooper

    Guest Star

    Logan Ramsey

    Logan Ramsey

    Merrill Gist

    Guest Star

    Gerald Hike

    Gerald Hike

    Tolan

    Guest Star

    Ellen Weston

    Ellen Weston

    Betty Harrelson

    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (5)

      • Kay: (walking into Lt. Harrelson's office as he gets off the phone promising his wife he will be home in time for a dinner engagement) You should have been a lawyer.
        Lt. Harrelson: What?
        Kay: Lawyers don't have trouble getting home on time.
        Lt. Harrelson: Cleo on your back about that too?
        Kay: No more than once a day.

      • Meredith Cooper: Are you chosen for S.W.A.T. because you're such crack shots? You all seem to be Annie Oakleys.
        Street: I certainly hope not. Wasn't she a female?
        Meredith Cooper: Ah yes, male chauvinism rears its ugly head, doesn't it? And where better than in the dinosaur corps.
        Lt. Harrelson: Dinosaurs? Is that what you think we are?
        Meredith Cooper: That's what I think all police are, Lieutenant.

      • Luca: Why is it always us?
        Kay: It's not, it just seems that way.
        Street: Something bothering you Miss Cooper?
        Meredith Cooper: Ah, well, I though I was inured, you know, used to anything. But you're all so calm about these terrible things like they happen every day.
        Luca: They do lady, they do.
        Meredith Cooper: That man and wife yesterday, and now this high school girl. How do you get so used to them?
        Lt. Harrelson: Anybody here used to them?
        (silence)

      • (upon successful apprehension of the kidnapper)
        Meredith Cooper: Oh Thank God. Thank God.
        Lt. Harrelson: Why don't you make that the headline for your story?

      • Meredith Cooper: As far is the police is concerned, I happen to think you're a necessary evil. Usually more evil than necessary.
        Luca: Just because we enjoy beating up on blacks, Chicanos and foreigners? Kind of narrow minded isn't?
        Kay: Besides we only beat on them every other Thursday and you know what, I'm in charge of hitting on blacks. Now if that isn't equal opportunity I don't know what is. (S.W.A.T. members laugh)

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      • Annie Oakley
        Refers to the American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Annie (1860–1926) had spectacular talent, which led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and which made her America's first female superstar. Reputedly, Annie could split a playing card edge-on from 90 feet using a .22 caliber rifle, then put five or six more holes in it before it reached the ground.

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