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Martin Milner stars as Pete Malloy, a veteran cop whose new partner (following the death of the previous one) is Jim Reed (Kent McCord), a rookie who's more than a little wet behind the ears. The show follows them as they make the rounds in their police black & white, dealing with all manner of circumstances, from the mundane (traffic violations, petty domestic disputes, noise complaints) to the monstrous (murder, drugs, child abuse, suicide). Each about 25 minutes long, the episodes chronicle the quotidian vicissitudes of these men in uniform, as opposed to the detectives, forensic experts, lawyers, and such who populate today's cop shows. Whatever the storyline, the tone is fairly tame, with none of the graphic violence common to later cop shows. And while the '65 Watts riots had already taken place, Rodney King, the Rampart scandal, and numerous other ugly events were far in the future. Thus Adam-12 evinces little or none of the now-vast divide (most of it racially based) that exists between the LAPD and much of the community; on this show, the cops are the good guys, without much nuance (which helps explain its popularity with real police officers). That's certainly not all bad; Adam-12's realism (for its time) and lack of pretension are refreshing, and the show is looser and not nearly as humorless as Dragnet. The packaging is as basic as the show itself--there are no extras whatsoever, with two double-sided discs containing all 26 episodes. --Sam Graham
I watched Adam-12 as a teenager. Wouldn't miss the half hour show each week. Very glad that they are available in DVD format now. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Deanna C Crane
I loved this show as a child. I became a police officer, imagine that. I remember the days before laptops when all we had was MDT's. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joe Mullis
ADAM 12 IS A CLASSIC COP STORY,FROM THE PIONT OF VIEW OF THE POLICEPublished 1 month ago by Starlite
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|ADAM 12 SEASON 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 on DVD||
What a rip off!! If you are going to start it, why not end it with the last season. I think maybe because the sales are not to well. Why cant universal just put out the whole series like Time Life did with Get Smart!
Nov 28, 2006 by Eric Roark | See all 26 posts
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I would very much like to see ADAM 12 good quality DVD's- seasons 6 & 7 . When might these be available for sale to the public? I have seasons 1 - 5 and enjoy watching these police stories. I am LOOKING FORWARD to seasons 6 & 7 in the NEAR FUTURE!!!!!!
Mar 2, 2011 by Penny C. Menzel | See all 3 posts
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I have tried cleaning over and over again, also changing DVD players I have continued to have these problems, in the same exact places!
I have had luck with cleaning sometimes, but it goes back to lock up in the exact same places on a second play, without even leaving the player! this is the only... Read More
May 21, 2009 by Hair | See all 12 posts