A friend of Boyington's, who's the number 1 ace, is shot down by a Japanese pilot, known as the Iceman, who only goes after the top pilots. Boyington is now the number one ace pilot and he ... See full summary »

Director:

Dana Elcar

Writers:

Stephen J. Cannell (created for television by), Donald P. Bellisario (as Donald Bellisario)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Conrad ... Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington
Simon Oakland ... Brig. Gen. Thomas Moore
Dana Elcar ... Col. Thomas A. Lard
W.K. Stratton W.K. Stratton ... 2nd Lt. Lawrence 'Larry' Casey
Dirk Blocker ... 1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg
Larry Manetti ... Lt. Bob Boyle
Jeff MacKay ... 1st Lt. Donald French
Jeb Stuart Adams ... Lt. Jeb Pruitt (as Jeb Adams)
Red West ... Sgt. Micklin
Denise DuBarry ... Samantha Greene Moore
Nancy Conrad Nancy Conrad ... Lt. Nancy Gilmore
Brianne Leary Brianne Leary ... Lt. Susan Ames
Kathy McCullen Kathy McCullen ... Lt. Ellie Kovaks
Richard Jaeckel ... Major John Duncan
Richard Narita ... The Iceman
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Storyline

A friend of Boyington's, who's the number 1 ace, is shot down by a Japanese pilot, known as the Iceman, who only goes after the top pilots. Boyington is now the number one ace pilot and he is told that he has to go back to the States to go on a bond drive. And the one who's going to replace him is not exactly what the squad is use to. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Per the title, 'The Iceman Cometh' is a play written by Eugene O'Neill in 1939. See more »

Goofs

After Boyington shoots down a Zero, one of his men comments that Pappy now has 20 kills. But in earlier episodes the side of Boyington's plane already had more than 20 kill stickers. See more »

Quotes

Major John Duncan: Marine Corps regulation 275 article 12 clearly states, that the commander of the unit is the *sole* determiner of the combat ready status of said unit. Now you can replace me, Colonel. But according to Marine Corps regulations, I am telling you, the Black Sheep are not combat ready. l: Major, to Hell with Regulations! There is a war going on!
Col. Thomas A. Lard: Major, TO HELL WITH REGULATIONS! THERE IS A WAR GOING ON!
Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington: [In the officers bar, to Colonel Lard] Colonel, you said that?
[Lard nods]
Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington: Colonel, I'm going to ...
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