Adam-12 (1968–1975)

Log 11: It's Just a Little Dent, Isn't It? 

Reed dents the fender of the patrol car while putting gas in it and frets the entire shift about the impact of it on his career. Meanwhile they deal with a man who wants revenge against a woman who testified against his son.


Robert A. Cinader (created by) (as R.A. Cinader), Jack Webb (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Milner ... Officer Pete Malloy
Kent McCord ... Officer Jim Reed
Vincent Beck ... Joe Claver
Joan Shawlee ... Mrs. Lorena Getz
Gene Dynarski ... Ed Johnson
Art Gilmore ... Lt. Moore
William Boyett ... Sgt. MacDonald
Kenneth Washington ... Off. Russo
Jack Collins ... Mr. Purdy
Joel Davison Joel Davison ... Harold
Barbara Baldavin Barbara Baldavin ... Mother
Debi Storm Debi Storm ... Louise
Michael-James Wixted Michael-James Wixted ... Bernard
Jackie Kendall Jackie Kendall ... Woman
Tani Guthrie ... Mrs. Dorothy Freeman (as Tani Phelps)


Reed dents the fender of the patrol car while putting gas in it and frets the entire shift about the impact of it on his career. At roll call Mac and the Lieutenant talk to the officers about a man who has been intimidating a woman who is to testify about the man's son's involvement in a crime. They talk to the woman, an influential neighbor, bartender where the man hangs out, and then the man himself. They respond to a call about a man holding a baby as a hostage with a gun. Malloy enters the house and talks the man down who appears to be high on drugs. A call that night by a neighbor leads them to catching the man after he used stones to break the woman's windows. At the end Malloy tells the Lieutentant that the dent is about the size of a reprimand. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

5 October 1968 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Malloy and Reed stop for code-7 (around 20:40) and get out of the car, Malloy locks his door (driver side). But he doesn't lock Reed's (passenger side) door. This is a major oversight because there is a shotgun cased on the floor along the bench seat. See more »

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