Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
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Blast Area Copter 

A gunman and his female hostage unwittingly wander into a designated blasting area.

Director:

Lew Landers

Writer:

Don Brinkley (screenplay) (as Donald A. Brinkley)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Broderick Crawford ... Dan Mathews
Paul Richards ... Joe White aka Jim
Helene Stanton ... Marge
Tyler McVey Tyler McVey ... Fred - Engineer
Morgan Jones ... Sgt. Corey - 3822
Roy Bourgeois Roy Bourgeois ... Roy - Helicopter Pilot
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Nervous and neurotic gunman Joe White robs a rural gas station and shoots the attendant. He commandeers a car driven by a woman named Marge, but the car soon runs out of gas and he compels Marge to travel with him on foot into a deserted area. They hide in a small shack, but Joe is unaware that the area is deserted because it has been heavily laden with explosives and cleared in preparation for a huge blasting project that is to take place that afternoon. Dan Mathews uses the Highway Patrol helicopter to ensure that the blasting area is fully clear and notices that the door to the shack is open. When he investigates, Joe makes an ill-considered attempt to commandeer the helicopter, putting them all at risk unless communication can somehow be established with Sergeant Corey. Written by Sam Spear

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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The rifle the gunman uses is an M1 Carbine, widely used in WW II and the Korean War. See more »

Goofs

The car passes the same part of the road (with a bent tree) approaching and leaving the gas station, even though it left in the opposite direction. See more »

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Narrator: It takes a lot of dynamite to blast a hillside off the face of the Earth. But in order to begin construction on the state's new flood-basin project, the hill had to go. Highway Division engineers were assigned to handle the explosives, and the Highway Patrol was called out to set up rigid precautionary measures. Although the community had been alerted by radio, newspaper, and television announcements, it was the Patrol's job to make sure nobody was injured in the giant blast. But ...
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1956 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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