Stone and Keller have less than 48 hours to prevent a politically motivated assassination by a mentally unstable, but very accurate, marksman.


Barry Crane


Rick Husky, Edward Hume (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Karl Malden ... Detective Lt. Mike Stone
Michael Douglas ... Inspector Steve Keller
Bill Bixby ... Jerry Schilling
Andrew Duggan ... General Robert West
Linda Marsh ... Myrna Schilling
William Sargent William Sargent ... Joe Merrick
Cheryl Miller ... Kimberly Young
William Bramley William Bramley ... John Condon
Curt Lowens ... Emile Kestler
Peggy McCay ... Nurse
Byron Morrow ... Vernon Presley
David McLean ... Captain
Bret Morrison Bret Morrison ... Lamar Fisk
Arline Anderson Arline Anderson ... Mrs. Smith
Gail Cameron Gail Cameron ... Miss Rubin (as Gail Bryant Cameron)


Stone and Keller have less than 48 hours to prevent a politically motivated assassination by a mentally unstable, but very accurate, marksman.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

26 September 1974 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Several of the character names in the episode (Jerry Schilling, Robert West, Myrna Schilling, Vernon Presley) are named after members of the Memphis Mafia, the nickname for Elvis Presley's inner circle. Episode writer Rick Husky was yet another member of Elvis' s crew and would frequently use his friends' names in his scripts. See more »


Near the beginning of the episode, while at a Giants game at Candlestick Park, two things occur. First, Duggan asks Bixby "How do you think the Giants will do this year without Marichal and McCovey?". Which would be a fair question for the beginning of the 1974 season. But this episode aired near the end of September, when the season is already over. So, we should know how the Giants did without Marichal and McCovey. That leads me to believe that this episode was written for the end of Season 2, but somehow got pushed off.

The other goof happens when the show a "highlight" of the game. They show a Braves batter hitting the ball. But he's not wearing a batting helmet. That certainly would not have been the case if the scene was an actual game shot. See more »


Remade as T.J. Hooker: The Assassin (1985) See more »

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