The Best Episodes Directed by Jack Arnold

A Quiet Weekend in the Country

#1 - A Quiet Weekend in the Country

The Mod Squad Season 1 - Episode 9

Pete, Linc and Julie go undercover as vacationers in a rural trailer camp to investigate the death of a narcotics informant.

star 13.50
1 votes
Death Surf

#2 - Death Surf

The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries Season 2 - Episode 20

While windsurfing in Hawaii, Frank tries to rescue a girl named Maryann (Maren Jensen) who disappears and is claimed to be dead. He then begins to become obsessed with finding out what happened to her, but someone, who is also on her trail, is watching him.

star 9.50
2 votes
The Subject Was Noses

#3 - The Subject Was Noses

The Brady Bunch Season 4 - Episode 18

Marcia has a big problem when she inadvertently makes two dates for the same night. One with Charlie and the other with Doug, the big man on campus. She makes a excuse to Charlie to go out with Doug but quickly learns Doug was only interested in having a pretty girl on his arm after Marcia is hit in the face with a football.

star 8.88
20 votes
The Wheeler-Dealer

#4 - The Wheeler-Dealer

The Brady Bunch Season 3 - Episode 4

Greg buys his first car for $100 from his smooth-talking friend Eddie. Finding that he has been stuck with a lemon, Greg attempts to repeat Eddie's snow job when he tries to resell the car to another sucker.

star 8.73
17 votes
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The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger

#5 - The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger

Ellery Queen Season 1 - Episode 22

In the series' finale, Ellery probes the murder of a retired detective who was killed while investigating a five year old unsolved murder case.

star 8.59
41 votes
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The Hair-Brained Scheme

#6 - The Hair-Brained Scheme

The Brady Bunch Season 5 - Episode 22

Wanting to get rich quick, Bobby begins selling bottles of hair tonic. But the tonic turns Greg's hair orange just days before his high-school graduation. In what happened to be the final episode of the series, series star Robert Reed got himself written out of the episode when he objected to the episode's plotline and writing and neither he nor the Schwartzes would budge.

star 8.56
21 votes
Amateur Nite

#7 - Amateur Nite

The Brady Bunch Season 4 - Episode 16

The Brady kids want to buy a silver platter for their parents' wedding anniversary. But short on money, they perform on a TV amateur contest.

star 8.53
14 votes
The Driver's Seat

#8 - The Driver's Seat

The Brady Bunch Season 5 - Episode 15

Greg and Marcia settle a bet about their driving skills by participating in a head-to-head competition, with the whole family cheering them on.

star 8.48
17 votes
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Incident in No Man's Land

#9 - Incident in No Man's Land

Rawhide Season 1 - Episode 21

Favor and Rowdy ride into a settlement of women to find out the source of explosions threatening to stampede the herd. They're told to go to the camp. It uses contract prison labor. The women are the wives and girlfriends of the convicts. Todd McCauley has one month to go, but Clement won't release him saying he knows where the money he stole is. Todd arranges a breakout. The convicts need horses and head for the drive.

star 8.42
12 votes
Sergeant Emma

#10 - Sergeant Emma

The Brady Bunch Season 3 - Episode 20

Alice takes a vacation, leaving her duties to her cousin Emma. But the Bradys have trouble adjusting to Emma's militaristic style.

star 8.37
14 votes
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Japanese Connection

#11 - Japanese Connection

The Fall Guy Season 1 - Episode 7

Pursuing the Rio Brothers, two small time crooks, to Hawaii, Colt and Howie find that the pair have trod on the toes of a dangerous Japanese syndicate.

star 8.30
84 votes
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The Tiki Caves

#12 - The Tiki Caves

The Brady Bunch Season 4 - Episode 3

An archeologist (Vincent Price) traps the boys in a cave and takes them hostage, insisting that they tell him where they found the idol. Meanwhile, Jan, Marcia and Cindy debate whether to tell Mike and Carol about the boys' whereabouts when they fail to come back for dinner. Part 3 of 3.

star 8.26
15 votes
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Our Son, the Man

#13 - Our Son, the Man

The Brady Bunch Season 2 - Episode 18

Greg, tired of the antics of his younger siblings, thinks he should have his own room. Mike allows Greg to turn his den into his own room. This also leads to Greg dressing a whole new way and talking a whole new way, including calling his parents by their first names.

star 8.00
24 votes
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Greg Gets Grounded

#14 - Greg Gets Grounded

The Brady Bunch Season 4 - Episode 15

Bobby tells his parents that Greg nearly got into a freeway accident because he was reading the cover of a new record. Mike and Carol suspend Greg's car privileges for a week, but Greg has plans to take out his girlfriend Rachel. When Greg decides that his father's directive has a "loophole" and takes a buddy's car to procure rock concert tickets for the date, Mike really hits the roof and grounds him. Greg talks his way out of the severe punishment but is bound by "exact words" ... and it leads to a drive-in movie date that neither Greg nor Rachel will ever forget.

star 7.98
41 votes
X Marks the Spot

#15 - X Marks the Spot

Gilligan's Island Season 1 - Episode 18

In a test of a deadly new missile, called "Operation Powder Keg," the Air Force chooses an "uninhabited island" which just happens to be Gilligan's Island. When the rocket lands and does not explode, Gilligan is chosen to crawl inside to defuse it, because he is the only one that can fit inside.

star 7.85
169 votes
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Hawaii Bound

#16 - Hawaii Bound

The Brady Bunch Season 4 - Episode 1

Mike has to check on the construction of a building in Hawaii, so he takes the whole family along. However, ancient Hawaiian superstition begins to plague the family when Bobby discovers a ancient tabu idol that brings bad luck to those who touch it. Part 1 of 3.

star 7.83
25 votes
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The Audit Couple/The Scoop/My Boyfriend's Back

#17 - The Audit Couple/The Scoop/My Boyfriend's Back

The Love Boat Season 3 - Episode 5

Capt. Stubing must cope with an IRS audit. Julie believes the feisty auditor is so caught up in her work because she is lonely, and goads the captain into spending time with her. The woman winds up trying to get a little too close to Capt. Stubing. A TV star tries to keep a tabloid reporter from learning that she has a son with a disability, as she believes the press would be cruel to the boy. A man tries to steal his ex-girlfriend away from her new husband.

star 7.79
14 votes
Juliet is the Sun

#18 - Juliet is the Sun

The Brady Bunch Season 3 - Episode 7

When Marcia lands the lead role of Juliet in the school play, she lets it go to her head, which leads to her losing the role and having a meltdown when told the bad news.

star 7.73
18 votes
The Dorian Secret

#19 - The Dorian Secret

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Season 2 - Episode 13

In this Series Finale: Buck and Hawk are sent to pick up the survivors of a planetary disaster and transport them to a new home. Before departing, Buck rescues a young woman from a group of Dorian thugs. Later, while enroute to the planet, the Searcher is attacked by a Dorian craft, which demands that the woman be returned for the murder of a warlord's son. As the Dorians persist and subject the Searcher to a severe pounding, the refugees begin to rebel, insisting that the woman be turned over. Eventually, Buck discovers that truth about the woman and the startling reason why the Dorians always wear what at first appear to be merely ceremonial face masks.

star 7.66
74 votes
The Friendly Physician

#20 - The Friendly Physician

Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 29

A mad scientist lands on the island and takes the Castaways to his castle . . . on a nearby island . . . to perform experiments on them.

star 7.65
40 votes
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Angel on the Island

#21 - Angel on the Island

Gilligan's Island Season 1 - Episode 11

Mr. Howell decides to put on a play, starring Ginger, after she begins to suffer from home-sickness. But trouble begins when Mrs. Howell decides she wants to play the starring role.

star 7.61
208 votes
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Incident at Jacob's Well

#22 - Incident at Jacob's Well

Rawhide Season 2 - Episode 5

Rowdy is saved from falling down a well by a woman. Later, the woman's family and friends had to manage to steal the drovers' horses.

star 7.58
12 votes
A Haunting We Will Go

#23 - A Haunting We Will Go

The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries Season 1 - Episode 8

The stage is set for mystery when Nancy and her friends decide to produce a 20 year old play in order to raise money for a youth center. The play is to be presented at the allegedly haunted Palace Theatre. When members of the original cast arrive in town, strange events begin to occur both onstage and off. Nancy must figure out why the actors have come together to appear in her modest production, or the drama might just end in real life tragedy.

star 7.57
14 votes
Incident Below the Brazos

#24 - Incident Below the Brazos

Rawhide Season 1 - Episode 18

Favor's welcome to Paradise Valley is a group of gun toting farmers warning the herd better not do any damage to their property. Lightning stampedes the remuda and kills farmer Ken Wade. His wife urges Eli to avenge her husband's death.

star 7.53
15 votes
The Queen and the Thief

#25 - The Queen and the Thief

Wonder Woman Season 2 - Episode 7

Diana goes undercover at the Malakan consulate to prevent international jewel thief Evan Robley from stealing the crown jewels of Malakar.

star 7.53
29 votes
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Diamonds Are an Ape's Best Friend

#26 - Diamonds Are an Ape's Best Friend

Gilligan's Island Season 1 - Episode 22

A gorilla is enchanted by Mrs. Howell's perfume and kidnaps her. After Gilligan accidentally spills the perfume all over his shirt, the gorilla decides to release Mrs. Howell and exchange prisoners.

star 7.48
99 votes
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Pass the Tabu

#27 - Pass the Tabu

The Brady Bunch Season 4 - Episode 2

During a surfing competition, Greg wears Bobby's tabu idol and wipes out. Soon after, Greg, Peter and Bobby learn of the ancient superstition from a construction worker, Mr. Hanalei. This leads the boys to search for an ancient burial ground in which to return the idol and break the curse. However, they are unaware of a shadowy figure (Vincent Price) trailing them in the cave. Part 2 of 3.

star 7.48
19 votes
Erika Tiffany Smith to the Rescue

#28 - Erika Tiffany Smith to the Rescue

Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 15

Erika Tiffany Smith lands on the island looking for a place to start a new resort, and a new husband.

star 7.46
61 votes
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You've Been Disconnected

#29 - You've Been Disconnected

Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 17

A storm washes up a Trans-continental telephone cable up into the lagoon. Once again the Castaways are given hope for a rescue, as the Professor manages to break into the cable and rig up a telephone so they can dial out for help.

star 7.42
65 votes
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The Captain's Captain/Hounded/Romance Roulette

#30 - The Captain's Captain/Hounded/Romance Roulette

The Love Boat Season 1 - Episode 9

The captain's demanding father leaves the entire crew on edge. A dog traps a passenger in his cabin. Three friends try to meet men through an unusual game.

star 7.41
63 votes
The Sweepstakes

#31 - The Sweepstakes

Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 5

Gilligan has the winning ticket for a South American sweepstakes.

star 7.40
100 votes
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Castaways Pictures Presents

#32 - Castaways Pictures Presents

Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 7

The Castaways make a silent movie in the hopes that it will be discovered by someone who will rescue them.

star 7.37
95 votes
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Smile, You're on Mars Camera

#33 - Smile, You're on Mars Camera

Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 4

A NASA satellite with a TV camera, accidentally lands on the island instead of the intended target: Mars. The castaways try to communicate their S.O.S. when the camera is operational. However, with the help of a Gilligan goof-up, the castaways are covered with glue and feathers, and the NASA scientists mistakenly believe they are seeing the first proof of life on Mars.

star 7.34
143 votes
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Gilligan's Mother-in-Law

#34 - Gilligan's Mother-in-Law

Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 1

A native family from another island comes seeking a husband for their lovely, large, robust daughter.

star 7.33
153 votes
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Music Hath Charm

#35 - Music Hath Charm

Gilligan's Island Season 1 - Episode 26

Mrs. Howell decides to form a symphony orchestra, to make up for the lack of culture on the island. Gilligan's drum beats, as they drift across the water, hold special meaning to angry natives on a nearby island.

star 7.32
67 votes
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V for Vitamins

#36 - V for Vitamins

Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 30

The Professor determines that the lack of vitamin C on the island threatens the health of the castaways. While watching the last of their orange seeds to protect them from the cold night air, Gilligan falls asleep and dreams that he is Jack from ""Jack in the Beanstalk.""

star 7.31
40 votes
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Hi-Fi Gilligan

#37 - Hi-Fi Gilligan

Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 10

Gilligan's mouth becomes a radio after he is accidentally hit on the head. When their regular radio is broken, Gilligan becomes their sole source of information on the approaching typhoon.

star 7.29
64 votes
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The Little Dictator

#38 - The Little Dictator

Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 3

The exiled president of a revolution-torn country visits the island.

star 7.26
137 votes
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The Space Children

#39 - The Space Children

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 9 - Episode 6

Movie Plot: An alien blob forces children to sabotage a military project. Also riffed was the short: "Century 21 Calling." Intro: Servo opens a very expensive kissing booth. Segment One: Pearl installs a new phone system in the castle and on the SOL. Segment Two: Mike pretends to be the young star of the short. Segment Three: While launching a model rocket Mike gets blown up. Pearl plans to launch Bobo into space in a rocket, but the training doesn't go well. Segment Four: Crow present s a not-so-sexy fashion line. Segment Five: The blob from the movie takes control of Servo. Bobo misses the rocket launch, which causes the castle to be destroyed when it crashes. Original film made in 1958.

star 7.26
73 votes
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Agonized Labor

#40 - Agonized Labor

Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 8

Gilligan and the Skipper hear a radio broadcast telling of the collapse of the Howell financial empire. The castaways attempt to help them develop skills in order to compete in the working world.

star 7.23
67 votes
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The Adventure of the Two-Faced Woman

#41 - The Adventure of the Two-Faced Woman

Ellery Queen Season 1 - Episode 18

Simon Brimmer once again fingers the wrong culprit in this tale about the murder of a socialite who was apparently leading a double life. The case has its underpinnings in events that happened in 1922 France. It's a hard road to the solution and Ellery takes the correct one as usual.

star 7.22
40 votes
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Nyet, Nyet - Not Yet

#42 - Nyet, Nyet - Not Yet

Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 9

Two Russian Cosmonauts land on the island in their space capsule. Since the cosmonauts keep a tight guard on the space capsule, the castaways must come up with a way to smuggle one of them into the capsule in order to send back help after the cosmonauts are rescued.

star 7.21
71 votes
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Goodbye Old Paint

#43 - Goodbye Old Paint

Gilligan's Island Season 1 - Episode 34

A famous painter who has renounced civilization, Dubov, visits the island (with a short-wave radio, of course). The castaways are hopeful that Dubov will give them his transmitter, but soon discover he does not wish to go back to civilization. They must come up with a scheme to make him change his mind, and attempt to make him jealous by pretending Gilligan is an artistic genius.

star 7.19
92 votes
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Beauty is as Beauty Does

#44 - Beauty is as Beauty Does

Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 2

Gilligan suggests a beauty contest to decide which of the three women will become "Ms. Castaway." Mr. Howell attempts to sabotage the other contestants by spreading glue on the stage before Mary Ann's big dance scene, and by shooting spit-wads at Ginger while she performs. The Professor blows pepper at the stage when it is Mrs. Howell's turn. Then, when all the competitions are complete, the final decision rests with the judge.....Gilligan!

star 7.15
151 votes
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Something to Get Hung About

#45 - Something to Get Hung About

Alias Smith and Jones Season 2 - Episode 6

Heyes tries to talk a runaway wife into returning to her husband while Curry distracts the gentleman with her.

star 7.14
35 votes
Which Way to the OK Corral?

#46 - Which Way to the OK Corral?

Alias Smith and Jones Season 2 - Episode 20

Curry and Heyes sneak into Tombstone looking for a witness who could clear Big Mac McCreedy of a murder charge while trying to escape the notice of sheriff Wyatt Earp.

star 7.06
33 votes
The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor

#47 - The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor

Perry Mason Season 8 - Episode 3

Mona Harvey is the principal stockholder in a publishing company run by her uncle, Everett, and the wife of an eccentric sculptor named Hannibal Harvey who is being blackmailed. Unable to get at any money due to Mona's absence, Hannibal has ditzy model Bonnie Dunbar write a blackmail note to Mona's uncle. Everett gets the money out of petty cash and sends it to Bonnie. In the meantime, Mona returns, finds Bonnie's blackmail note, and decides to pay the model a visit. So does Hannibal. Without seeing each other, husband and wife both discover Bonnie's dead body. Mona gets arrested for the murder but she fears that Hannibal might be the real killer.

star 7.00
25 votes

#48 - Bushwhack!

Alias Smith and Jones Season 3 - Episode 5

Heyes and Curry are set up as witnesses for a man who kills two bushwhackers for his own reasons.

star 7.00
1 votes
The Power of the Press

#49 - The Power of the Press

The Brady Bunch Season 3 - Episode 19

Peter finds popularity after mentioning his classmates in the school newspaper column. But with his schoolwork suffering, he tries the same tactic on his teacher with much different results.

star 6.88
12 votes
Double Parked

#50 - Double Parked

The Brady Bunch Season 2 - Episode 22

The Brady family goes all out to try to save a neighborhood park from being built on. This puts Mike's job in jeopardy since his company is the firm in charge of the construction.

star 6.86
15 votes
The Case of the Thermal Thief

#51 - The Case of the Thermal Thief

Perry Mason Season 8 - Episode 16

Attorney Ken Kramer comes to the aid of an alleged theif accused of stealing a $50,000 necklace.

star 6.82
21 votes
The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express

#52 - The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express

Ellery Queen Season 1 - Episode 5

News mogul Henry Manners is murdered in an express elevator to the 12th floor of his building with nobody inside the elevator except the victim. The suspects include Manners' sister who had previously run the paper while her brother was absent in WW II, the right-wing columnist who was always getting the paper into legal hot water, the Editor being forced into retirement, and (yes, you knew this was coming) the paper's lawyer. Ole Frank Flannigan is on the scene too making the usual nuisance of himself and trying to beat Ellery to the solution. They'll have to take things one day at a time in this case.

star 6.78
49 votes
Revenge of the Creature

#53 - Revenge of the Creature

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 8 - Episode 1

Movie Plot: A mutant fish-man escapes from captivity at a Florida aquarium. Intro: Mike, Servo, and Gypsy return to the SOL to find Crow has been there alone for a VERY long time. Segment One: The crew discovers that the year is now 2525, and the earth is being ruled by apes. They are contacted by Professor Bobo and Dr. peanut, two ape scientists. Following orders from their Lawgiver, they sent the SOL the movie. Segment Two: Crow introduces us to the Nanites, tiny robots that have infested the SOL, and are helping Servo fix the ship. Segment Three: An alien named Phil that Servo did business with comes looking for him. Segment Four: Mike and the 'bots catch up with what they've been doing before returning to the SOL. Segment Five: We discover that Mike's ancestors are responsible for the ape takeover. On Ape Earth, we learn that the Lawgiver is Pearl Forrester, who was cryogenically frozen for 500 years. She has become more evil than she was before and she vows to continue. Original film made in 1955.

star 6.58
111 votes

#54 - Hannah

The Virginian Season 9 - Episode 13

After a precocious young girl's father is stricken with a heart attack while traveling on the train he is on, Trampas decides to help the girl find her estranged mother. He has a hard time keeping the girl, Hannah, from trying to do everything by herself. Unfortunately, Hannah's mother has been manipulated by her boyfriend into participating in a bank robbery.

star 6.50
2 votes
Campus Terror

#55 - Campus Terror

The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries Season 2 - Episode 22

The boys go under cover at a New England college where three coeds have been kidnapped.

star 6.33
3 votes

#56 - Canliss

Rawhide Season 7 - Episode 6

Gurd Canliss an aging hired gun, has Don Miguel as his next target. Gurd's wife Augusta and Favor try to stop it.

star 6.20
5 votes
Which One is Jaime?

#57 - Which One is Jaime?

The Bionic Woman Season 3 - Episode 18

Oscar Goldman's secretary, Peggy Callahan, is abducted by a band of dangerous kidnappers when she is mistaken for Jaime.

star 6.00
5 votes
The Clementine Ingredient

#58 - The Clementine Ingredient

Alias Smith and Jones Season 3 - Episode 4

With McCreedy's $5000 and ready to go to Santa Marta, the boys turn back to Texas, to get their friend Clementine. When they get there, they decide that it would arouse less suspicion if one of them were married. A game of poker seals the Kid's fate, but before they can leave, they are shot at. The house is surrounded by a group of men bent on taking Heyes and the Kid. Through some quick thinking on Heyes' part, and the involvement of an alleged buried treasure, they can eventually get out of there and go to Santa Marta. There Clementine falls in love with the alcalde, which is a problem for the Kid, who's supposed to be her husband. At the same time, Heyes and the Kid has their minds on the only photograph of them, which Clementine has and sometimes uses to blackmailing them into doing things for her. But things turn from bad to worse, when one of the men from the posse earlier in the episode finds them again, and makes the alcalde arrest them.

star 6.00
1 votes
What Happened at the XST?

#59 - What Happened at the XST?

Alias Smith and Jones Season 3 - Episode 6

The boys are waiting for an old friend who wants a favour, in a small town called Buffalo. But while they wait they cross paths with two deputies who don't seem to want them there. That is, until Heyes and the Kid discovers that it's all on the sheriff's orders. The reason he doesn't want them there is that they can blow his cover, being an ex-criminal gone good. Heyes and the Kid meet with their old friend, who has a tempting offer - 80.000 dollars from a robbery, with the statute of limitation run out, buried in a safe place. The problem is, it's buried in too safe a place: the middle of a new ranch. As usual, Heyes comes up with a plan to vacate the ranch, but they didn't count on two greedy men watching their every move...

star 6.00
1 votes
The Guardians

#60 - The Guardians

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Season 2 - Episode 5

Buck finds himself entrusted with a bizarre glowing green box when he and Hawk find an old man near death on a remote planet. Back on the Searcher, the box creates a series of bizarre images in the minds of the crew members. In reality, the box has taken control of the Searcher and sent it at fantastic speeds toward an unknown destination.

star 5.01
78 votes
The Park Avenue Rustlers

#61 - The Park Avenue Rustlers

McCloud Season 3 - Episode 3

As part of a pilot program, McCloud is assigned a female partner, and the two go undercover against a big-time auto theft ring.

star 0.00
0 votes
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Hello Mother, My Name Is Julie

#62 - Hello Mother, My Name Is Julie

The Mod Squad Season 1 - Episode 14

Julie's mother, a former prostitute, arrives in Los Angeles to introduce Julie to the man she plans to marry.

star 0.00
0 votes