An ex-cop and an ex-con start their own detective agency.

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Glen A. Larson
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Wagner ...  Pete T. Ryan 71 episodes, 1975-1978
Eddie Albert ...  Frank MacBride 71 episodes, 1975-1978
Charlie Callas ...  Malcolm Argos 71 episodes, 1975-1978
Sharon Gless ...  Maggie Philbin 71 episodes, 1975-1978
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Storyline

Former bunco detective Frank MacBride joins forces with a con artist he once sent to jail, Pete Ryan, to operate their own private detective agency. Most of their cases involve running cons on the bad guys in order to trick them into surrendering or revealing the whereabouts of the stolen loot, jewels, etc. Maggie was their cute receptionist, and wacky restauranteur Malcolm, whose mastery of disguise often came in handy in helping MacBride and Ryan on their cases, provided the comic relief. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Robert Wagner is an ex-con. Eddie Albert is an ex-cop. Together they make a highly unorthodox, highly entertaining team of private eyes, who know all the ins and outs and in-betweens of both sides of the law. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los Vegas Roundabout See more »

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Runtime:

(70 episodes) | (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After cancelation Charlie Callas was reunited with Sharon Gless on 1 episode of Cagney & Lacey: Lady Luck (1984). See more »

Quotes

Miss Lydell: I don't know much about your background.
Frank MacBride: Well, I was a cop and...
Peterson T. 'Pete' Ryan: I wasn't.
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Connections

Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.44 (2011) See more »

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Fun show with original and intelligent story lines
23 April 2005 | by impratorSee all my reviews

Like the only other IMDb.com commentator on this show, I am surprised that Switch has disappeared into TV Neverland.

On the strength of the cast alone, with a fairly significant star (Robert Wagner), a likable and first-rate character actor (Eddie Albert) and a future TV star, Switch should get receive recognition. Yet no one pays attention. Strange.

Still, the show stands up on its own merits. It had an original premise (which has since been copied more than once), cleverly constructed stories, snappy dialogue, spot-on action, likable characters and first-rate acting. All-round excellent entertainment.

If you get the chance to watch this on a rerun, take a look. You won't regret it.

7.5/10


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