Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
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Angels in Chains 

The agency is hired by Christine Hunter, who is trying to locate her sister, Elizabeth Hunter. They are each other's only family. What Christine knows is that Elizabeth was arrested in Pine... See full summary »


Phil Bondelli


Ivan Goff (created by), Ben Roberts (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Jackson ... Sabrina Duncan
Farrah Fawcett ... Jill Munroe (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors)
Jaclyn Smith ... Kelly Garrett
David Doyle ... John Bosley
David Huddleston ... Sheriff Clint
Anthony James ... Karl Stern
Christina Hart ... Billie
Mary Woronov ... Maxine
Kim Basinger ... Linda Oliver
Neva Patterson ... Warden Sorenson
Brooke Tucker Brooke Tucker ... Fran
Lauren Tewes ... Christine Hunter (as Lauren Tewis)
Brian Cutler ... Deputy Dan Winston
James Brodhead James Brodhead ... Harold (as James E. Brodhead)
Robert P. Lieb Robert P. Lieb ... Doctor


The agency is hired by Christine Hunter, who is trying to locate her sister, Elizabeth Hunter. They are each other's only family. What Christine knows is that Elizabeth was arrested in Pine Parish, Louisiana on trumped-up drug possession charges as she was backpacking though the area, and sentenced to one-year incarceration at the Pine Parish Prison Farm for Women. Christine had never been able to see Elizabeth in prison, the prison officials always giving one excuse or another. What Christine has subsequently been told is that Elizabeth has since been paroled. However, Christine is certain that if Elizabeth had indeed been released, she would have been in contact. With only Pine Parish Deputy Sheriff Dan Winston helping them in being a contact - he who admits he has been kept on the outside of any of the prison's affairs - the Angels may be in for a difficult case as they have to get inside the prison as inmates themselves. Once inside, they have to gain the confidence of the other ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

20 October 1976 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Though Kim Basinger was never hired as one of the Angels per se, at the end of this episode, her character ("Linda Oliver") was interviewed and/or hired for the receptionist job at the agency. See more »


At the beginning of the show, none of the Angels' cars are parked in front of the office. Yet, all three Angels are inside, talking with Bosley and the client. Oh, with no cars parked outside, at least none of the Angels parked illegally in the "no parking" zones (the red paint). See more »


Maxine: You have half an hour to get ready, girls.
Kelly Garrett: Ready for what?
Maxine: You're going to a party. And believe me, it's an invitation you can't refuse.
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Referenced in Charlie's Angels (2000) See more »

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A fine episode
25 October 2010 | by hillenbrand-peter1See all my reviews

This is my favorite episode of Season 1. The title was so catchy, people were talking about it the next day in school when it originally aired in 1976. I looked forward to seeing this episode when it finally came out on DVD. The title probably caught many more peoples interest with an already hot show for its time. A simple plot but the story line and setting kept me interested. The acting was good and the supporting cast did a great job in their roles. The prison staff and correction officers were memorable characters. It was nice to see a young Kim Basinger as a fellow prisoner before she gained movie stardom. This episode really summarizes the entire series. I like how the Angels use simple techniques to solve the mystery and not the high tech stuff that makes some of today's shows hard to fathom.

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