Adam-12 (1968–1975)
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The Beast 

Malloy and Reed are assigned a temporary squad car that is ready for the junkyard. They deal with a lady car thief, an elderly peeping tom, a warehouse robbery and a goofy traffic stop. All the while, their car needs repeated repairs.

Director:

Robert M. Leeds (as Robert Leeds)

Writers:

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

Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Milner ... Officer Pete Malloy
Kent McCord ... Officer Jim Reed
Lennie Weinrib ... Tony
Marty Ingels ... David Harwood
Todd Martin Todd Martin ... Gus Osgood
John Gallaudet ... Ralph Peterson
William Boyett ... Sgt. MacDonald
Alberto Morin ... John Mendoza
Lenore Stevens ... Casey Marshall
Fred Stromsoe Fred Stromsoe ... Officer Jerry Woods
Donna Douglas ... Nina Draper
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Storyline

The officers are assigned a replacement car for one shift. However it has only 300 miles to go before it is retired and has the usual problems to go with its age. The car surges and the glove compartment door keeps opening onto Reed's knees. While on patrol Reed spots a young woman hot wiring a car. A second call is about a man snooping around a house. The radiator bursts a hose and sprays steam as they try to sneak up on the man who, it turns out, used to live there. After a broken water hose is replaced, the men pull over a man for no tail lights. Luckily they don't give him a ticket as he points out they have no tail lights. A neighbor to a warehouse calls in a report of men loading items at the warehouse for the first time in eight years at night. After investigating the officers call for backup to arrest the thieves. Upon returning to patrol Malloy makes Reed drive but when they receive a call the car dies due to cracked distributor cap. Once back on patrol again they go in ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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A rare episode where Jim gets to drive for a while. See more »

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Although Malloy and Reed are issued a Plymouth Belvedere as a replacement car, in many long shots and close ups they are in their usual Matador. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1973 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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