The Rookies (1972–1976)
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Tarnished Idol 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | Episode aired 8 January 1973
Gills arrests a washed up fighter (Lou Antonio) who's still connected enough to get bailed out in hours. The bitter drunk decides to fire bomb Gills for revenge.

Director:

Gene Nelson

Writers:

Rita Lakin (created by), William Blinn (developed by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster
Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko
Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis
Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker
Lou Antonio ... Jay Warfield
Norman Alden ... Davey Ryan
Radames Pera ... Mickey
Carmen Zapata Carmen Zapata ... Mrs. Fabiano
John Crawford ... Sgt. Hughes
Al Checco Al Checco ... Bartender
Frank Puglia ... Uncle Sal
Jerome Guardino ... Joe Fabiano
John Morgan Evans John Morgan Evans ... Aldo Fabiano
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Gills arrests a washed up fighter (Lou Antonio) who's still connected enough to get bailed out in hours. The bitter drunk decides to fire bomb Gills for revenge.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1973 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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References Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) See more »

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A Boy's Hero Worship Of Gillis
3 January 2019 | by Jimmy_the_Gent4See all my reviews

Mickey, a young boy disabled in a car accident is encouraged in his therapy by his new friend Officer Gillis. Jay Warfield is a nasty drunk arrested by Willie and tries to get revenge by fire bombing his car.

A lot of things going on in this episode to make it very good show. Mickey is played by Radames Pera, who was the young Caine in Kung Fu. Mickey's brother is killed by the fire bomb meant for Willie, causing Mickey to lose faith in his friend. Willie shot at Warfield and Internal Affairs think Willie may have shot the brother because they cannot find the bullet, which they believe melted in the fire. The bullet hit Warfield who is hiding out and still wanting to get Willie. Warfield is played by Lou Antonio, famous for the Star Trek episode Let That Be Your Last Battlefield and Cool Hand Luke.


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