Army-style warfare against crime in big-city police work. That was S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons And Tactics) whose job it was to tackle those situations, usually violent ones, that line police couldn't handle, with whatever weaponry was necessary. Mostly recruited from Vietnam veterans the S.W.A.T. squad dressed in semi military attire and were organized along the lines of a front-line patrol.
Last Episode02x24 Officer Luca, You're Dead Aired: Apr. 03, 1976
Luca is charged with manslaughter after he is forced to kill a man who was holding his own wife hostage at gunpoint.
- Lieutenant Dan 'Hondo' Harre…
- Officer Jim Street
- Officer Dominic Luca
- Officer T.J. McCabe
- Sergeant David 'Deacon' Kay
Series Fun Facts
- Although the series was popular in the ratings, the show was canceled into its second season due to the controversy it provoked concerning its violence.
- While most of the team carried standard issue .38 revolvers Lieutenant "Hondo" Harrelson carried a semi automatic .45 caliber M1911 pistol.
- Burt Reynolds recommended his friend Robert Urich to producer Aaron Spelling for this show. Reynolds and Urich were both alumni of Florida State University. Although this show lasted only two…
[show]Burt Reynolds recommended his friend Robert Urich to producer Aaron Spelling for this show. Reynolds and Urich were both alumni of Florida State University. Although this show lasted only two seasons, Spelling remembered Urich and later cast him in Vega$, which had a longer run.