Barney Miller (1975–1982)
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Wojo prematurely grants asylum to a Russian defector. Marty is charged with a parole violation for possessing a half-ounce of marijuana.


Danny Arnold, Alex March


Roland Kibbee (teleplay by), Danny Arnold (teleplay by) | 5 more credits »


Episode complete credited cast:
Hal Linden ... Capt. Barney Miller
Abe Vigoda ... Det. Phil Fish (credit only)
Max Gail ... Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz
Ron Glass ... Det. Ron Harris
Jack Soo ... Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana
Jack DeLeon ... Marty Morrison
David Clennon ... Jeffrey Stevens
Michael Panaieff Michael Panaieff ... Andre Bulganov
Ion Teodorescu Ion Teodorescu ... Fyoder Jininski
Louis Zito Louis Zito ... Uniform Cop
Steve Landesberg ... Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich




Wojo prematurely grants asylum to a Russian defector. Marty is charged with a parole violation for possessing a half-ounce of marijuana.

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Comedy | Drama


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As the squad discusses the fate of two foreigners who had been granted asylum after an incident the detectives imvestigated, Detective Dietrich (Steve Landesberg) asks Sergeant Yemana (Jack Soo) if he has any desire to return to his "homeland" with ancient cultures and traditions and the shrines and temples. Sergeant Yemana replies, "I was born in Omaha". Dietrich quips, "We have a city in Nebraska that sounds just like that." See more »

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The defector and the detective
12 April 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Asylum" finds Wojo involved in a serious diplomatic situation, as Russian musician Fioder Jininski (Ion Teodorescu) demands asylum in the US rather than be taken away by official attaché Andre Bulganov (Michael Panaieff), who has diplomatic immunity. Thinking this would make a good story, Harris takes notes throughout, convinced it can sell. In his second of five episodes, David Clennon plays Jeffrey Stevens, from the State Department, so new at his job with the Carter administration that he has no idea what to do. Jininsky asks Nick about the most difficult part of his test: "parallel parking!" Jack De Leon makes his fifth appearance as homosexual thief Marty Morrison, this time arrested for violating probation, carrying half an ounce of pot. Barney asks Nick about a phone call- Yemana: "possible missing husband." Barney: "how long has he been gone?" Yemana: "that was him on the phone! He was just thinking about it...he was wondering what kind of a head start he'd have!"

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24 February 1977 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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