The Rookies (1972–1976)

Concrete Valley, Neon Sky (11 Sep. 1972)

TV Episode   |  Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama

At the request of Lt. Ryker, Officer's Webster and Gillis volunteer to work with a street gang on their own time. But just when they think that they are getting through to them the leader of the gang is shot, threatening their progress.


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2 February 2016 | stanevans22
| Good intro to a solid series
Disregard the other rather juvenile review posted. This was a quality show that must be looked at through the prism of history. I saw this as a child with my brother and it was enjoyable. You can't expect 2016 realism in a show from the early 70s like the previous reviewer did. What was interesting was George Stanford Brown. He was the star of the show and always acted with a lot of humanity, feeling and dignity. Michael Ontkean plays the young innocent in a Keanu Reeves kind of way. Kate Jackson is very beautiful. Gerald O' Loughlin and Sam Melville are dependable actors. This was the first episode of the series and it shows. It's a little melodramatic in parts and wears its issues on its sleeve. But the show settles down nicely as it goes and remains quality entertainment. Also if you stick with The Rookies, you'll see a lot of great actors in early bit parts.

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