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The Rookies 

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The trials and adventures of three young police officers.
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Complete series cast summary:
Georg Stanford Brown ...  Officer Terry Webster / ... 93 episodes, 1972-1976
Sam Melville ...  Officer Mike Danko / ... 93 episodes, 1972-1976
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...  Lt. Ed Ryker / ... 92 episodes, 1972-1976
Kate Jackson ...  Jill Danko 92 episodes, 1972-1976
Michael Ontkean ...  Officer Willie Gillis / ... 47 episodes, 1972-1974
Bruce Fairbairn Bruce Fairbairn ...  Officer Chris Owens / ... 46 episodes, 1974-1976
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Storyline

The exploits of three rookie police officers in a large unnamed Southern California city are followed in this weekly series. Mike Danko is a married former marine, Willie Gillis is a recent college graduate and Terry Webster joined the police as part of a special minority recruitment plan. Their supervisor is Lt. Eddie Riker and Jill is Mike's worried wife who works as a nurse at the local hospital. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

7 March 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neu im Einsatz See more »

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Runtime:

(92 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

By the time of the series' final season, Kate Jackson was receiving the most fan mail of all cast members. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Ryker: [Repeated line at rollcall] Check your pidmaps!... Hit the streets!
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Featured in Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) See more »

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Wouldn't Make it Today
8 April 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is one of the first of what I call the "super cop" shows, shows that portrayed police officers as super heroes rather than how they were portrayed on shows like Adam-12 and Dragnet. Shows like this, SWAT, T.J. Hooker and Starsky and Hutch probably wouldn't make it today against shows like C.S.I., NYPD Blue and, of course, the Law and Order franchise due to the fact that todays viewers prefer realism and not the escapades of three rookie cops who think they know it all. Also, this show seemed to revel in putting Kate Jackson's character of Jill in the middle of the action every once in a while. If I were an officer, I would make sure my wife stayed as far away from my job as much as possible.


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