The BEST episodes directed by Ernest Pintoff

Lead Me to the Altar
star
16.00
3 votes

#1 - Lead Me to the Altar

Knots Landing - Season 6 - Episode 17

Joshua's ego is getting really big. Joshua tells Cathy she needs to mend her ways and sing in church, not in a bar, and he breaks up with her. Abby's worried that Mac will find out her connection with the babies. Galveston has Jamison and Whiteside sign a confession for Lila Maxwell's murder. A man gets into Mac's car and tells him that he's not aiming high enough in his investigation of Galveston. Gary continues to try and convince Val that she is not Verna. Val makes plans for her wedding, and imagines dancing with Gary in her wedding dress. Gary shows Val her picture on the back of "Nashville Junction". Parker's worried when Val is late for the wedding. She's in her room, staring at her picture on the book cover. Val finally goes to the church. Gary barges in and interrupts the ceremony. Parker wants the Minister to continue, but Gary insists he is going to bring Val home to California.

To Have and To Hold
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13.70
4 votes

#2 - To Have and To Hold

Knots Landing - Season 4 - Episode 15

A tabloid prints the 2 chapter of Val's book. She's very upset because it was a diary of her breakup with Gary. She and Jeff blames Chip, who feigns innocence. Thornwall tells Chip it is a tactic to get Val to sign with them - they can promise her that he can prevent things like this from happening in the future. Gary is furious over the tabloid and barges into Val's. He and Jeff get in a fight and Mack breaks it up. Val overhears Chip telling Lilimae that Gary is cheating with Ciji (Chip is lying.).Gary tells Abby they need to talk, because they're hurting too many people. Abby promises to set aside time, but doesn't. Gary considers having a drink. Everything's going wrong with the details for Mac and Karen's wedding, so they sneak out of the rehearsal and go to Las Vegas. They get married at "The Bridal Veil Chapel". The place is so tacky that Karen giggles throughout the whole ceremony.

The Emperor's Clothes
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11.88
4 votes

#3 - The Emperor's Clothes

Knots Landing - Season 6 - Episode 20

Gary wants to shut down construction on Empire Valley until he can talk to Galveston. Galveston men try to placate Gary. A Minister marries a mystery woman and Galveston, who is on life support. Val cuts her hand at Empire Valley, so Ben takes her to the clinic in the town of Wesphall. Ben talks to the doctor and patients, who tell him that industrial chemicals from Galveston Industries got into the ground water and caused an epidemic, but that Galveston bought everybody out and paid medical bills. They say that one woman came to town and claimed that Galveston did it deliberately to drive them off of their property. Ben and Mac show them a picture of Lila Maxwell, and they identify her as the woman. Mac finds Jamison, who said that Galveston ordered the murder of Lila Maxwell. Val remembers going in to labor, and tells Karen that she "knows" the babies are alive. Karen asks Mac to consider the possibility of Val's babies being alive.

Cutting the Ties That Bind
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11.83
7 votes

#4 - Cutting the Ties That Bind

Knots Landing - Season 4 - Episode 13

Abby sells Ciji's contract to Jeff Munson. Jeff wants Kenny to produce Ciji, but Abby will only sell if they cut Kenny out of the deal. She tells Kenny he's out, and he's very angry. Kenny and Gary get into a fight. Abby goes to Gary's lawyer, James Westmont, and wants him to protect her interests in case Gary doesn't marry her. Chip is offered a job with Thornwell and Associates if he can bring them Val's account. Chip steals 2 chapters of her current manuscript and gives it to them. Ciji tells Chip that she's pregnant, and Chip yells that this will ruin everything and manhandles her. Val has been putting off signing her divorce papers. Jeff takes her to New York for the weekend, and she sees a new, more down-to-earth side of him. Val finally signs the papers.

The Rose and the Briar
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11.50
7 votes

#5 - The Rose and the Briar

Knots Landing - Season 3 - Episode 9

Lilimae meets Jackson Mobley, who promises to make her a star. He steals $200 from Kenny and Ginger, and then asks Lilimae to marry him. They go to Las Vegas. When he finds out she's poor, he admits he was trying to con her. Jackson convinces a lounge manager to let Lilimae sing. Val and Gary rush to Las Vegas to stop the wedding, and are relieved to find out they didn't get married. Richard is tired of being the company pimp and takes his anger out on Laura. Laura runs to Scooter's, only to find out that he is getting back with his wife. Richard continues to yell at Laura, and she starts screaming and slaps him. Abby asks Gary to perform a skit with Olivia on "Father's Night". As Gary, Abby and the kids get into the car, Abby says, "See, we're a real family!" This upsets Val, and Lilimae tells her she'd better watch out for Abby.

Calculated Risks
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11.18
7 votes

#6 - Calculated Risks

Knots Landing - Season 6 - Episode 2

The doctor tells Karen that she'll die within the year unless she has a risky operation with only a 50% survival rate. Mac wants to get back together with her, but Karen lies and says she doesn't love him. Mac moves in with Ben. Diana moves to New York. Joshua Rush shows up at Val's. His mother was Lilimae's sister. She abandoned him and he wants to learn about her from Lilimae. She says her sister was a vicious, wicked tramp and he should be glad that she's dead. Val invites Joshua to stay with them. St. Claire threatens Greg and he comes to the yacht. Abby sees a gun in a drawer and gives it to Greg. Greg shoots Mark St. Claire.

Dangerous Gambit
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9.25
4 votes

#7 - Dangerous Gambit

Barnaby Jones - Season 4 - Episode 21

While Frank Dunlap distracts the bank manager, clerk Joyce Elkins hides $250 000 in a false ledger and her colleague Angie locks it in a safe deposit box. Double crossed Jerry Kennedy pursues Joyce, who runs into a car. The driver asks Barnaby to find the witness.

The Adventure of the Chinese Dog
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8.56
54 votes

#8 - The Adventure of the Chinese Dog

Ellery Queen - Season 1 - Episode 3

On a fishing trip to the town of Wrightsville, Ellery and Inspector Queen are dragged into the case of the murder of a wealthy man who was whacked over the head with an ornamental dog figurine meant as a wedding gift for his daughter and worth nearly half a million dollars. It seems as though two rival candidates for sheriff want the Inspector to solve the town's first murder in decades so that they can grab the credit.

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A Long Way from Times Square
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8.38
8 votes

#9 - A Long Way from Times Square

Kojak - Season 3 - Episode 12

Kojak and Crocker head to Cory, Nevada to pick up a witness (Vincent Bagetta), but they encounter trouble in town.

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Dealer's Choice -- Blackmail
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8.00
2 votes

#10 - Dealer's Choice -- Blackmail

Hawaii Five-O - Season 9 - Episode 17

A hit and run incident leads Five-O to a gambling syndicate and Officer Welles's brother.

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Monkey on a String
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8.00
3 votes

#11 - Monkey on a String

Kojak - Season 4 - Episode 21

A veteran police officer whose gambling has put him in financial straits decides to go on the take.

An Arrow Pointing East
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8.00
3 votes

#12 - An Arrow Pointing East

Voyagers! - Season 1 - Episode 10

The Voyagers encourage Lindburgh on the eve of his trans-atlantic flight, then help Robin Hood sneak into an archery competition to rescue Maid Marian.

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Dukes Meet Cale Yarborough
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7.94
48 votes

#13 - Dukes Meet Cale Yarborough

The Dukes of Hazzard - Season 2 - Episode 7

Bo and Luke find Cale Yarborough is testing a new secret turbo charger and bring him to Hazzard County to get his car serviced by Cooter. But Boss find out about Cale being in town and frames Bo and Luke for crossing the state line and works with Cale's opponents, The Jethro Brothers to scheme to steal Cale's turbo-charger.

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The Adventure of the Blunt Instrument
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7.83
46 votes

#14 - The Adventure of the Blunt Instrument

Ellery Queen - Season 1 - Episode 11

An awards dinner sponsored by the Crime Writers of America is being held at the residence of writer Edgar Manning who is the recipient of the Blunt Instrument Award. Ellery is not present at the dinner due to the fact that he's home sick with a head cold. Nasty, egotistical Manning calls up Ellery on the telephone in order to gloat about his win and is murdered while speaking with our hero on the phone. It might take a quantum leap for our hero to solve this one.

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Target MacGyver
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7.61
534 votes

#15 - Target MacGyver

MacGyver - Season 1 - Episode 10

After blowing away a nuclear facility under the control of an aggressive world leader, MacGyver returns home for some peace and quiet, only to find his boss waiting for him. He advises MacGyver that a contract is out on his life and he needs to skip town for awhile.

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No License to Kill
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7.50
4 votes

#16 - No License to Kill

Kojak - Season 5 - Episode 17

Kojak offers to help a jealous police officer search for a professional hit man.

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Hell Hath No Fury
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7.42
53 votes

#17 - Hell Hath No Fury

Dallas - Season 6 - Episode 23

After suffering a $17 million loss, Holly Harwood tells Bobby that she's determined to get the Ewing brothers out of her life. Lucy enjoys modelling again and continues to see Mickey. Clayton Farlow keeps on seeing Ellie. Bobby runs into more weather problems on his Canadian deal. J.R. encourages Katherine to move in on Bobby. Holly declares a truce with J.R. and tries to seduce him. Bobby and Pam spend a night together but when he wants her to go back to Southfork, she tells him that the night was "just a moment", and so they break up again. J.R. tries to force Walt Driscoll to tell him the name of his contract man in the Caribbeans. J.R. and Sue Ellen appear on television again where he sets the stage for his Cuban trip. Ray offers Bobby his financial support in the battle with J.R. Mark Graison continues to see Pam. Bobby tells Donna and Ray that it's too late to save his marriage. Katherine urges Mark to take Pam to France. Holly tells Sue Ellen that J.R. is seeing her.

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The Candidate
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7.40
5 votes

#18 - The Candidate

Falcon Crest - Season 1 - Episode 13

After Ed McKay, a member of the County Board of Supervisors, is assassinated, Carl Reed, one of the county supervisors, encourages Chase to run for the office. When Chase begins campaigning against Angela's virtual monopoly of the water rights in the valley, she does everything in her power to see Chase defeated, but nonetheless, Chase wins the election. After Emma is caught shoplifting in a jewelry store, Angela threatens the owner that she will destroy him if he decides to prosecute.

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Assault On The Palace
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7.33
3 votes

#19 - Assault On The Palace

Hawaii Five-O - Season 9 - Episode 3

McGarrett must solve a daring bank robbery committed during the King Kamehameha Day Parade under the cover of a historic re-enactment.

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Practical Jokes Can Kill You
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7.33
3 votes

#20 - Practical Jokes Can Kill You

Hawaii Five-O - Season 9 - Episode 24

A gang of thieves steal army rifles by peculiar means - hang-gliding into the armoury!

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Turkey Shoot At Makapuu
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7.00
1 votes

#21 - Turkey Shoot At Makapuu

Hawaii Five-O - Season 8 - Episode 20

When an airline stewardess and a hang-gliding instructor are murdered, Five-O must find the killers.

Clark Templeton O'Flaherty
star
6.45
17 votes

#22 - Clark Templeton O'Flaherty

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 3 - Episode 13

Steve investigates a friend accused of stealing secret documents.

Clark Templeton O'Flaherty
star
6.45
17 votes

#23 - Clark Templeton O'Flaherty

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 3 - Episode 13

Steve investigates a friend accused of stealing secret documents.

Clark Templeton O'Flaherty
star
6.45
17 votes

#24 - Clark Templeton O'Flaherty

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 3 - Episode 13

Steve investigates a friend accused of stealing secret documents.

Clark Templeton O'Flaherty
star
6.45
17 votes

#25 - Clark Templeton O'Flaherty

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 3 - Episode 13

Steve investigates a friend accused of stealing secret documents.

Sanctuary Earth
star
6.33
8 votes

#26 - Sanctuary Earth

The Bionic Woman - Season 3 - Episode 16

A satellite returns unexpectedly to Earth, and Jaime discovers that a 14-year-old girl from another planet is on board.

Out of Body
star
6.25
4 votes

#27 - Out of Body

The Bionic Woman - Season 3 - Episode 19

When a young American Indian is framed and injured in the theft of a deadly new weapon, his spirit leaves his body and aids Jaime in the search for the real criminals.

Sister Maria
star
6.25
4 votes

#28 - Sister Maria

Kojak - Season 4 - Episode 24

A vengeful nun tries to bring to justice the gangster who ordered the murder of her sister. (60 mins)

When Does A War End?
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5.33
3 votes

#29 - When Does A War End?

Hawaii Five-O - Season 10 - Episode 19

A Japanese businessman comes under attack from a young man whose father suffered in an Japanese Prisoner of War camp.