Season 2 Episode 15

The Running Man

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 24, 1976 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Luca: Ah, the romance of police work.
      Street: You know, it's getting so I don't even think of the collar we're making, I think of all the paperwork we gotta do afterwards.

    • John Tyler: Gentlemen, I've just been on the phone to Washington. My department superiors are delighted with the way you pulled it off.
      Lt. Harrelson: You think this one will stick?
      Tyler: You bet it will.
      Lt. Harrelson: Well, you've had a dozen other indictments against Vincent. None have held up, have they?
      Tyler: This one'll hold up, believe me. Not only will he spend the rest of his life in a federal penitentiary, but we're going to seriously cripple his whole syndicate's activities. Because this time, we've got a witness, a witness who will corroborate everything. I couldn't say anything about it until we had him safely hidden away, which brings me to the second part of your assignment. This witness may be the most important witness the government has ever had in our fight against organized crime. S.W.A.T.'s job is to make sure he stays alive to testify.

    • David Neal: Well, that was a smooth operation.
      Lt. Harrelson: Thank you.
      David Neal: I appreciate it, even though I could have got myself killed.
      Lt. Harrelson: That's real appreciation. It's tough duty, on undercover work.
      David Neal: Being a cop, they never promised us a rose garden.
      Lt. Harrelson: Four years on one assignment; that's got to be some kind of record.
      David Neal: And worth every minute of it.
      Lt. Harrelson: If Alexander Vincent is convicted.
      David Neal: He will be. We've put in too many years, biding our time. Me moving up the syndicate, level by level, till I finally got the goods on the big man that'll put him away.
      Lt. Harrelson: You know, when they find out about you, there's going to be a price on your head that contract killers dream about.
      David Neal: Yeah, I know about that. It was one of the first things we discussed when I took on the assignment, what happens when it's all over.
      Lt. Harrelson: What does happen?
      David Neal: David Neal drops out of sight, ceases to exist.
      Lt. Harrelson: New identity.
      David Neal: A new identity. A whole new life, somewhere, someplace.

    • Lauren Brooks: I noticed on the register last night you're from Detroit. Long way from home, huh?
      Ben Jordan: Isn't everyone?
      Lauren: Just what I need at this hour of the morning, a philosopher.
      Ben: I thought it would go well with the ham and eggs.

      Lauren Brooks: My daddy was good at just about everything, except of course making money stick to his hands. That seems to a Brooks family characteristic. Some families run to blue eyes, our family runs to zero bank balances.

    • Lt. Harrelson: What about you? What now?
      Ben Jordan: Well, like I said, a new place, a new life. That is, if they let me.
      Lt. Harrelson: Will you do us a favor? The next place you settle into, will you try to cool it, not make any waves?
      Ben: Well, Hondo, you know what they say...
      Lt. Harrelson: Once a cop, always a cop.
      Ben: Yeah.

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