|Air Date||May 23, 1982|
We are introduced to a secret LAPD unit dedicated to the preservation of human life through the use of martial arts.
Later, a young officer named Rick Nichols (who looks remarkably like next season's Bobby Nelson) reports to Lt. John LeGarre for assignment with a martial arts group named "Force Seven". Shortly, the Force Seven group gets an assignment to recover a stolen missile.
Before we know it, the Force Seven team is sneaking into a warehouse looking for clues. When Rick makes some noise, they're discovered and have to escape. That night, they try again ... and are discovered again. They fight the employees and win. After the victory, an old friend of LeGarre, named Nakura, appears and captures them. After the Force Seven members escape, Nakura sets his plan into action and arms his stolen missile.
Nakura sends a taped message to the mayor and threatens to use the missile unless his demands are met. By examining the stars in the background of the videotape, Force Seven figures out where Nakura is hiding his missile.
The next morning, the Force Seven team sneaks into Nakura's compound using some pretty nifty martial arts skills. With 15 seconds to spare, they get Nakura to tell them the abort code of 666.
After the commercial, Nakura realizes that the warhead's armed to go off in one minute. Rick uses his magic Super-Poly-Grip powers to disarm the warhead just before it detonates.
- Fred Dryer as Lt. John LeGarre
- Tom Reilly as Rick Nichols
- Donna Kei Benz as Cindy Davis
- Tony Longo as "Sly" Angeletti
- John Rhys Davies as Nakura
- Executive Producer: Cy Chermak
- Producer: Paul Rabwin
- Written by: Stephen Downing
- Directed by: Lee H. Katzin
- Executive Consultant: Rick Rosner
- Associate Producer: Tim King
- Developed for television by: Paul Playdon
- Music by: Alan Silvestri
- Theme by: John Parker
- Music Supervisor: Harry V. Lojewski
- Director of Photography: Sy Hoffberg A.S.C.
- Art Director: George B. Chan
- Editors: Dick Lane and Gregg McLaughlin A.C.E.
- Unit Production Manager: Donald Gold
- First Assistant Director: Steven P. Saeta
- Second Assistant Director: Leslie L. Jackson
- Set Decorator: Bob Gould
- Script Supervisor: Jack Gannon
- Production Consultant: Dave McDannel
- Stunt Co-ordinator: Paul Nuckles
- Rerecorded at: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
- Sound: Harlan Riggs, M. Curtis Price, C.A.S.
- Wardrobe Supervisor: Shelly Levine
- Makeup: Richard Cobos, S.M.A., James L. McCoy
- Hair Stylist: Don Lynch
- Assistant Editors: Sam Moore, Gary Guarnier
- Sound Editor: Lennie Geschke
- Music Editor: Jan Gershkoff
- Casting: Ramsay King & Associates, Simon Ayer
- Choreographer and Martial Arts Technical Consultant: Dan Inosanto
- With Appreciation to Glen B. Craig, Commissioner California Highway Patrol
- Motorcycles Furnished by: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
- Filmed in METROCOLOR / Titles and Opticals MGM
- Rosner Television in association with MGM Television
- This episode was the second unsuccessful attempt "CHiPs" made at a spinoff. (The first was Mitchell and Woods.) The series would have been called Force Seven: The Deadly Arrow.
- This is Larry Wilcox's final appearance on "CHiPs" until CHiPs '99 (if we do not count the cameo in "National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1").
- This is the only time Larry Wilcox and Tom Reilly are in the same episode of "CHiPs" ever.
- Fred Dryer also played the title role in the cop drama Hunter. He was in the running to play the lead in Cheers, but lost out to Ted Danson.
- John Rhys-Davies (Nakura) played Sallah in two Indiana Jones movies, Prof. Maximilian Arturo in Sliders, and more recently Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
- Nakura's HQ is the Greystone/Doheny Mansion in Beverly Hills. View in Google Maps
- Larry Wilcox's would not return for Season 6 because of contract dispute with NBC.
- Making this dreadful pilot and trying to pass it off as an episode of CHiPs!
- Pursuit scene at the begininning starts with a pursuit from "Neighborhood Watch"
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