Adam-12 (1968–1975)

Log 143: Cave 

Malloy and Reed investigate a complicated landlord/tenant dispute that leads them to a report of a series of seemingly random thefts of odd items in a neighborhood which has an interesting cause involving a young boy.


Alan Crosland Jr. (as Alan Crosland)


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
Alice Frost ... Efiginia Grimes
Mitch Vogel ... Jimmy White
George Brenlin George Brenlin ... Duke Dukowski
Bing Russell ... Johnson (as Neil Russell)
Myron Healey ... Jay Finlay
Diane Holden Diane Holden ... Angie Vanders
Morgan Jones ... Mr. White
Jean Howell Jean Howell ... Amy Finlay
Sam Edwards ... Elvin Brady
Kathleen O'Malley ... Ida Brady
Natalie Masters ... Woman
Stuart Lee Stuart Lee ... Artie Finlay


Adam-12 attends to a landlord/tenant dispute turned violent. Although the landlord is legally in the right, they can understand at least why the tenant is so disgruntled. Johnson, the tenant, used a stolen vehicle in the incident, that belonging to a Jay Finlay. As the car was not reported stolen, they assume rightly that Mr. Finlay has no idea that his car is gone. When they arrive in the largely family friendly neighborhood where the Finlays live, Malloy and Reed learn from a belligerent neighbor, Efiginia Grimes, that there have been a rash of robberies throughout the neighborhood, an item stolen here and there, with no major robberies from any one place. Malloy and Reed will eventually learn that there are two elements at play, one which involves a young boy who just wanted a room of his own. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery







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13 December 1969 (USA) See more »

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This episode was filmed in and around the streets of Sylmar LA on Dronfield Place, Foothill Blvd, Sproule Ave and on the (still under construction) Foothill freeway. The cave was in the Roxford Street underpass next to the off-ramp. See more »


As Malloy and Reed are starting to approach the burglary suspect the gearshift is in Drive, but in the next shot it's in Neutral. See more »

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