With Spelling-Goldberg Productions (Sorted by Number of Votes Ascending)



1. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: A Deadly Image (1975)

Crime, Drama

7.8
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Ryker meets a young girl and takes a liking to her. They bond. She has a boyfriend who has ties to a criminal. He wants him to help him spring someone who's in custody. He then asks his ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Bondelli | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 5

2. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: A Test of Courage (1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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It's a test of courage for Terry's friend Johnny Dane when he's shot on both legs during a gun battle with two thieves who rob sporting goods stores of guns. Johnny's challenge, what if he loses a leg?

Director: William Crain | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 5

3. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Eyewitness (1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Officer Danko's partner is the third officer shot and killed while responding to a seemingly routine call. A mentally ill young man comes forward even though he himself questions if he is a credible eyewitness.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 5

4. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Ladies Day (1975)

Crime, Drama

8.4
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After Jill Danko and one of the doctors from the hospital are taken hostage at the women's prison farm, officers Danko, Webster, Owens, and Sgt. Ryker are called in to diffuse the situation.

Director: Fernando Lamas | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Marki Bey

Votes: 5

5. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Lots of Trees and a Running Stream (1973)

Crime, Drama

8.6
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While Mike Danko is away for police training Jill's ex-boyfriend shows up and claims that he is dying. Jill is unaware that his claims are fabricated in hopes of getting her back, and that he is involved in criminal activities.

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 5

6. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Nightmare (1975)

Crime, Drama

7.6
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On a rainy night, Jill has a car accident and is rescued by a young man who claims to be a doctor. She has temporary amnesia, but dreams of Mike. Meanwhile, Chris and Terry are put on the ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Bondelli | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 5

7. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: One-Way Street to Nowhere (1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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A gang of thieves and gun runners take Terry hostage to trade for their hospitalized leader. Mike is seriously wounded during the arrest. The leader attempts to break out. How will Terry survive?

Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Lawrence Cook

Votes: 5

8. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Someone Who Cares (1975)

Crime, Drama

8.0
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The Rookies receive poor ratings and their program is threatened with cancellation. Sgt. Ryker orders the Rookies to search Hollywood to find someone who cares.

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Michael Cristofer

Votes: 5

9. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: The Hunting Ground (1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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Mike gets a new partner he shares a lot of common interest with. But Luke is a man obsessed, blurring the lines between law and vengeance. When Mike fears he'll become just like him, he ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 5

10. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: The Old Neighborhood (1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Lt. Ryker goes out on patrol with Officer Danko and discovers that a protection racket is being run in his old neighborhood and that most people are too scared to come forward and talk about it.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 5

11. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: The Shield (1975)

Crime, Drama

8.2
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An officer is shot and killed by a man who assaulted a woman in her home. Officer Webster isn't sure if the man they've arrested for the crime is the right man even though the victim and ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Lamas | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 5

12. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: The Voice of Thunder (1975)

Crime, Drama

5.8
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Chris and Terry remember seeing the same girl at the scenes of several Sunday bombings terrorizing the city.

Director: Phil Bondelli | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 5

13. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: The First Time (1977)

Drama, Family

7.2
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Kate experiences the blues as she approaches her last birthday before the golden years. Buddy must decide whether or not to accept T.J.'s offer to go steady.

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 5

14. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: Acts of Love: Part 1 (1977)

Drama, Family

7.8
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Willie discovers that his new girlfriend Lizzy is terminally ill. Nancy and Buddy plan a very belated 25th anniversary party for Doug and Kate.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 6

15. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: Acts of Love: Part 2 (1977)

Drama, Family

7.3
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As Lizzy's condition deteriorates, Willie proposes marriage.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 6

16. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: Crossing Over (1978)

Drama, Family

6.8
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A bad interview with a movie producer, drinks with Doug, and an amiable stripper are the highlights of Willie's 21st birthday.

Director: Edward Parone | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 6

17. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: Magic (1978)

Drama, Family

4.8
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In the hospital for a physical, Kate befriends weary rock star Caddy Wilde, who's recovering from a drug overdose. Annie seeks Doug's acumen as a magician to help her learn tricks for school.

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 6

18. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: Moment of Truth (1979)

Drama, Family

6.5
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Audrey and Buddy are accused of cheating on an algebra test. The family is threatened by Bob Gantry, a criminal Doug sent to prison years ago.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 6

19. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Angel (1975)

Crime, Drama

8.5
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An acquaintance from Jill's hometown comes looking to be a model or actress. She hooks up with an "agent" who gets her a lead in a Porto film. But Angel has a health problem that could endanger her.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

20. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Another Beginning for Ben Fuller (1973)

Crime, Drama

8.0
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A retired police officer gets in the way of the Rookies investigation of an aggravated assault.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

21. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Blood Brother (1973)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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Terry Webster's cousin Jimmy returns from Vietnam and has trouble finding a job and to adjusting to life back home in general. Despite the support and help from Terry, Jimmy is finding the ... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

22. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Cry Wolf (1973)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Gillis and Webster feel personally responsible when Mrs. Darrin is injured after they delayed a call because her history of false alarms. They determinely track down the suspects. Other ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

23. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Deadly Cage (1973)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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Recovery sidelines Webster from regular duty and puts him in a police/prison guard exchange program. Believing that the post will teach him little, he instead opts to pose as a prisoner who was held back from transfer at the last minute.

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

24. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Death Lady (1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A female officer is partnered with a male officer who encounter a gang of jewelry store robbers who kill the male officer. The female officer is blamed for the male officer's death and given the nickname Death Lady.

Director: Phil Bondelli | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Susanne Benton

Votes: 6

25. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Down Home Boy (1973)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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Lt. Ryker assigns officer's Webster and Gillis to watch over a telethon that has a major country and western singer headlining. Grudgingly they accept their humdrum assignment, but they ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

26. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Johnny Lost His Gun (1974)

Crime, Drama

8.2
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A drug bust goes down, but Terry chases one of dealers, who gets away. An old friend of Mike's from Vietnam shows up, but seems cagey. Chris and Terry come to believe, after a bit of ... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

27. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Journey to Oblivion (1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A rich young man murders his bookie with Jill as the only eyewitness. He hires a professional criminal to help him abduct and kill her.

Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

28. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Margin for Error (1973)

Crime, Drama

7.5
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When Danko misses a criminal hiding in a locker at a burglary, a veteran officer pays the price. His partner plans to make Danko pay for the mistake by partnering with him. The other rookies go above and beyond to find the perpetrator.

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

29. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: S.W.A.T. (1975)

Crime, Drama

7.3
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Terry respond to a call about man with a gun holding some people captive. Terry tries to talk to the man but SWAT shows up and they take over. Terry tells the leader, Lt. Harrelson that he ... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Jaime Lyn Bauer

Votes: 6

30. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Take Over (1974)

Crime, Drama

7.2
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After a syndicate boss is arrested, his thugs takeover the precinct with the help of an ex-police officer. They aim to free their boss and his ailing brother, but they soon find out that Ryker and Webster aren't about to let that happen.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

31. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: The Assassin (1974)

Crime, Drama

6.3
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Chris meets a girl named Jobina, a photographer. They spend the day together and they agree to meet later. When he goes to meet her, he sees someone kill her. He goes after the man and ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Bondelli | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

32. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: The Authentic Death of Billy Stomper (1974)

Crime, Drama

8.5
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Officer Terry Webster falls in love with a girl who witnessed a murder committed by a drug dealer. After she is tracked down and killed for what she knows, Terry uses himself as bait to catch the killer.

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

33. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: The Late Mr. Brent (1974)

Crime, Drama

7.5
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Officer Danko shoots and kills a man who may have been innocent of any wrong doing. Jill Danko becomes concerned over her husbands concern for the widow of the man he shot and tensions arise within their marriage.

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

34. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Trial by Doubt (1974)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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While on a night patrol Officer Gillis's partner is shot and killed. Then after notifying his estranged wife, she grabs his gun and shoots herself. The series of traumatic events leave him with plenty of doubt about his future as a cop.

Director: Richard Newton | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

35. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: Lifeline (1978)

Drama, Family

6.8
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Nancy's friend from law school attempts suicide, and Nancy must find a way to keep her alive until help arrives.

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 6

36. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: Whispers (1980)

Drama, Family

7.5
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Buddy's friendship with a teacher leads to whispers at school and a valuable lesson for Buddy about good people doing bad things. Meanwhile, Annie will do anything to persuade Willie to grant her an interview for her school newspaper.

Director: Marshall Herskovitz | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 6

37. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: A Tale Out of Season (1977)

Drama, Family

8.2
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Doug learns his favorite protégé Carl Schuyler has a history of domestic violence. Nancy befriends a puppy.

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 6

38. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: From Russia with Love (1979)

Drama, Family

7.3
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Kate enraptures a visiting Russian composer. Buddy and Annie vie for Willie's old bedroom.

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 6

39. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: An Endangered Species (1977)

Drama, Family

7.1
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Kate spends time with a divorced friend, while Nancy's classmate wants to use the Lawrence guest house for trysts with a married man.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 7

40. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: The Ties That Bind (1980)

Drama, Family

8.7
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Elaine resurfaces in Kate's life after being dumped by Fred for a younger woman. Meanwhile, Annie experiences abandonment issues, too.

Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 7

41. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: An Ugly Way to Die (1974)

Crime, Drama

7.9
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After Officer Gillis departs from the precinct, Webster reluctantly accepts rookie Chris Owens as his new partner. Fresh from the academy, Officer Owens is eager to help Webster catch an arsonist who's purposely killing firemen.

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 7

42. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Death Watch (1974)

Crime, Drama

6.9
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Officers Danko and Webster must find an escaped convict infected with spiral meningitis before he spreads the disease to the general population. But they must also find his ex-wife because he is bent on killing her.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 7

43. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Get Ryker (1973)

Crime, Drama

8.0
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Ryker's life is in danger when Joe Mannley is released from prison and wants payback on the policeman. He wounds Ryker which puts him in Jill's care but Joe is prepared to end her life also to get to Ryker.

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 7

44. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Key Witness (1974)

Crime, Drama

8.6
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A couple having an affair witness a murder, but the married man in the relationship wants to keep quite about it and not go to the police for fear of losing his family. What they don't realize is that the killers are now after them.

Director: Phil Bondelli | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 7

45. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Legacy of Death (1974)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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The rookies are concerned about a fellow officer who is purposely trying to get killed in the line of duty in order to receive the financial benefits his family needs to pay for medical bills.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 7

46. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Point of Impact (1973)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Terry (Georg Stanford Brown) investigates an old friend's apparently purposeless attack on a cop.

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 7

47. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Prayers Unanswered, Prayers Unheard (1973)

Crime, Drama

7.9
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After the Priest of the Catholic church in his neighborhood is murdered, the Monsignor requests that Lt. Ryker heads up the investigation. After another murder and another attack on nun, ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 7

48. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Something Less Than a Man (1974)

Crime, Drama

8.0
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A man who joined the force the same time that Lt. Ryker did but quit because he couldn't handle the violence is framed for murder. Ryker and the rookies try to help him after years of ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 7

49. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: The Wheel of Death (1973)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Widower father Frank Essex (Mike Farrell) targets a local criminal organization to pay for his son's hospital stay. On the run from both sides of the law, he doesn't know that he's the only donor who can save the boy's life.

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 7

50. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: Gifts (1978)

60 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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Disturbed by all the holiday cheer, a lonely and bereft Annie decides to run away.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 7


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