Adam-12 (1968–1975)

The Vendetta 

A WWII survivor encounters a Nazi collaborator. Malloy and Reed stumble upon his ambush plan during a routine night check. The pair use their humanity and police training before this vendetta causes another tragedy.


Sam Freedle (as Sam C. Freedle)


Robert A. Cinader (created by) (as R.A. Cinader), Jack Webb (created by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Milner ... Officer Pete Malloy
Kent McCord ... Officer Jim Reed
Barbara Nichols ... Janice Walker
Peter Brocco ... Father Janos
William Boyett ... Sgt. MacDonald
John Wheeler John Wheeler ... Wilbur
Nehemiah Persoff ... Angelo Covelli


Reed and Malloy spot an open back door to store on night patrol. When they investigate it, a car suddenly leaves the alley as they enter the shop. Malloy steps on a rug, setting off a buzzer, and the store owner comes out brandishing a rifle. It appears the owner was waiting for someone in ambush. They report it to Mac who passes it on to the detectives. He reports back the store owner has a clean sheet and came to the country 17 years earlier from Eastern Europe. They decide to talk to a local priest who knows the store owner. When the owner hears this, he complains to Mac. Next day the men handle a call from a woman with a drunk man in her car. He had been buying her drinks at the bar there. Later, they receive a report of shots at the store and arrive to find an intruder knocked out on the floor and no one else there. They visit the priest who has the owner in his office. The intruder was a man who worked with the Nazis in Europe and did not want to be turned in. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

22 November 1972 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Reid and Malloy enter the tailor shop the first time, Reid carrying the shotgun. When they leave the shop neither is carrying the shotgun. See more »

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