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The Rookies 

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The trials and adventures of three young police officers.
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1976   1975   1974   1973   1972  

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Georg Stanford Brown ...  Officer Terry Webster / ... 93 episodes, 1972-1976
Sam Melville ...  Officer Mike Danko / ... 93 episodes, 1972-1976
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...  Lt. Ed Ryker / ... 92 episodes, 1972-1976
Kate Jackson ...  Jill Danko 92 episodes, 1972-1976
Michael Ontkean ...  Officer Willie Gillis / ... 47 episodes, 1972-1974
Bruce Fairbairn Bruce Fairbairn ...  Officer Chris Owens / ... 46 episodes, 1974-1976
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Storyline

The exploits of three rookie police officers in a large unnamed Southern California city are followed in this weekly series. Mike Danko is a married former marine, Willie Gillis is a recent college graduate and Terry Webster joined the police as part of a special minority recruitment plan. Their supervisor is Lt. Eddie Riker and Jill is Mike's worried wife who works as a nurse at the local hospital. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

Sam Melville, who played police officer and husband Mike Danko, to Kate Jackson's wife and nurse Jill Danko on this show, later played ex-husband Joe King to Jackson's title character Mrs. Amanda King on Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983). See more »

Quotes

Lt. Ryker: [Repeated line at rollcall] Check your pidmaps!... Hit the streets!
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Funky Theme Song
2 February 2009 | by monica1023See all my reviews

In the 70's, a hip action television series had equally hip and exciting theme music. The Rookies theme is no exception. The music prepared us for the hard edged drama that was to come. The music had a definite urban edge. The audience was prepared for the hard street scenes and the gritty action that these police dramas promised.

When viewing vintage series', the music sets the mood and reflects the era that the series is part of. In my opinion, 70's television theme music that perfectly reflected the times and expressed the programs that they were representing.

"The Streets of San Francisco" , Chico and The Man, The Rookies, The Courtship of Eddie's Father and Maude are exceptional theme songs.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neu im Einsatz See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(92 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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