Adam-12 (1968–1975)

Log 44: Attempted Bribery 

Malloy and Reed prove they cannot and will not be bribed, no matter how good the offer, resulting in desperation from a young man charged with his third drunk driving offense. An elderly man admits mercy killing his wife.


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
John Lasell John Lasell ... Tom Stark
Del Moore ... Mr. Erickson
Russ Conway ... Edwards
Peter Brocco ... John Thomas
George Brenlin ... Duke Dukowski
Art Gilmore ... Lt. Moore
David Westberg ... Bill Erickson
Cliff McDonald Cliff McDonald ... 1st Attendant
Ralph Montgomery Ralph Montgomery ... Man


Reed is approached by a businessman named Erickson, who offers him a proposition. Reed was the arresting officer in a drunk driving case two weeks earlier of Erickson's son, Bill Erickson. That case is soon going to court, where Reed will testify. If Bill Erickson is convicted, he could go to jail as it would be his third offense. Regardless of the outcome of the court proceeding, Erickson wants to offer Reed a lucrative job at triple his current salary. Despite Erickson stating it is not such, both Reed and Malloy see Erickson's offer as a bribe, which Reed turns down, and which they report to Lieutenant Moore. Lieutenant Moore believes Erickson will provide that same offer to Malloy once he realizes that Malloy could also testify since he was at the scene. That does indeed occur. Reed's testimony, the verdict and sentence if there is one, and the status of the job offers following will determine if the job offers were indeed bribes and if there is a case against Erickson for doing ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

18 April 1970 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was George Brenlin's final appearance as Duke. See more »


When Malloy borrows the blazer from a pedestrian, he buttons up the jacket. In the next shot as he turns the corner, the blazer is open. See more »

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