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The missions of a major city's police department's Special Weapons and Tactics unit.
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1976   1975  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Steve Forrest ...  Lieutenant Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson 37 episodes, 1975-1976
Robert Urich ...  Officer Jim Street 37 episodes, 1975-1976
Rod Perry ...  Sergeant David 'Deacon' Kay 37 episodes, 1975-1976
Mark Shera ...  Officer Dominic Luca 37 episodes, 1975-1976
James Coleman James Coleman ...  Officer T.J. McCabe 37 episodes, 1975-1976
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Storyline

This series features the missions of the fictional W.C.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team. They are a team of highly trained and heavily armed police officers who's purpose is to make coordinated assaults on armed and dangerous criminals in sensitive situations and defensible locations. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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When you're in trouble, you call the police. When the police are in trouble, they call S.W.A.T. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die knallharten Fünf See more »

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Runtime:

(37 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

T.J. McCabe was the marksman of the team. That is why he was always armed with a high powered rifle instead of an assault rifle. See more »

Connections

Featured in Saturday Night Live: Candice Bergen/Frank Zappa (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from S.W.A.T.
Written by Barry De Vorzon
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A realistic police show before its time
6 March 2003 | by cadfileSee all my reviews

S.W.A.T was a spin-off off the other great police drama of the 1970s - "The Rookies" SWAT told the stories of an elite police unit called Special Weapons and Tactics Unit or S.W.A.T for short.

They handled situations to dangerous for the regular police.

The show was very violent for the time and the SWAT officers were more violent than the criminals they were going against.

What was cool about this show was the title music which hit the TOP 10 in 1975 and the team scrambling into their truck, speeding to a scene, and then rushing into action. They did it without the body armor and helmets we see such officers wear today.

When I kid, my friends and I would play SWAT and today I wish I could watch the repeats.

Without the theme music and action it would be a run of the mill police show.


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