Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
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Double Copter 

A stolen helicopter enables a dangerous lifer to escape from a prison work detail.

Director:

Eddie Davis

Writer:

Hendrik Vollaerts (as Rik Vollaerts)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Broderick Crawford ... Dan Mathews
Bobby Jordan ... Ed (as Robert Jordan)
Rand Brooks ... Bill Rinker
Joseph Hamilton ... Dr. W. Karren (as Joe Hamilton)
William Boyett ... Officer Johnson
Ollie O'Toole Ollie O'Toole ... Joe's Accomplice
Bob Gilbreath Bob Gilbreath ... Joe - Helicopter Pilot
Fred Bowen Fred Bowen ... George - Pharmacist
Troy Melton ... Prison Guard
Morgan Windbeil Morgan Windbeil ... Officer (as Morgan Windbiel)
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Thanks to a stolen helicopter, lifer Bill Rinker is able to escape from a prison work detail. However, he suffers a serious gunshot wound and needs prompt medical attention to survive. Rinker and his accomplices land at a deserted farmhouse, then abduct a local doctor and murder a local druggist. However, the reports of the druggist's murder and the doctor's abduction help Dan Mathews and his officers to narrow the area of their search. They use the Highway Patrol helicopter to comb the area and ultimately spot the farmhouse. Rinker and his two accomplices are able to get to their stolen copter and take off, but they find themselves unable to evade the Highway Patrol helicopter and hesitant to land because of the phalanx of officers they know will be waiting on the ground. Written by Sam Spear

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1958 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The narrator states that Bill Rinker's escape took place on June 14, but Dr. Karren dates the prescription slip "5/12", meaning May 12th. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: To a man in a penitentiary, freedom is something for which he'll pay any price. A clever and ingenious attempt to free Bill Rinker, serving a life term at the State Penitentiary, took place on June 14th.
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