|Air Date||October 11, 1981|
|Briefing||Turn in form 184/Gang with insurance rip-off scheme.|
The remnants of a family gang of insurance scammers/thieves come to town staging fake accidents. Jon is the CHP's entry in a "speed-mobile" race for recumbent bikes and trikes.
While Ponch, Jon, Grossie, and Harlan talk about the "speed-mobile" (aka high-speed bicycle) race, a family in a camper is creating an accident as an insurance rip-off.
After the briefing, the Wilson family steals luggage from a broken down sports car. Next, they hit an airport limo. Later, Jon is practicing for the speed-mobile race. When the Wilsons pull off another stunt, their son gets hurt and Jon tells Ponch to call for an ambulance. Ponch spots the father and uncle of the kid and chases after them. He has to stop when he falls off his motor and wrecks it. Later, Ponch and Jon split up to search for the kid's parents. Jon finds them and warns them. After he leaves, their son shows up. Later, the uncle kidnaps the kid so he can teach him how to be a man. The father, Ponch, and Jon all chase after them. In the chase, the camper goes off the road and rolls over.
Later, the speed-mobile race is on. Jon wins and Grossie's glad he upped his bets. The show ends with Jamie being offered a ride in the CHP speed-mobile.
- Ed Harris as Lonny
- Jesse Vint as Daws
- McKee Anderson as Claire
- Jim Calvert as Jamie
- Paul Linke as Grossman
- Lou Wagner as Harlan
- Brodie Greer as Baricza
- Michael Dorn as Turner
- Patrick Strong as Murphy
- Rick Goldman as Lewis
- Max Trumpower as Sports Car Driver
- Kathryn Daley as Woman
- Hal England as The Man
- Executive Producer: Cy Chermak
- Produced by: William D. Gordon & James Doherty
- Written by: Frank Telford
- Directed by: Michael Caffey
- Executive Consultant: Rick Rosner
- Story Editors: L. Ford Neale & John Huff
- Associate Producer: Randall Torno
- Developed for television by: Paul Playdon
- Music by: Alan Silvestri
- Theme by: John Parker
- Music Supervisor: Harry V. Lojewski
- Director of Photography: Robert F. Sparks
- Art Director: Stephen Myles Berger
- Editor: Joe Morrisey
- Unit Production Manager: Donald Gold
- First Assistant Director: Chuck Lowry
- Second Assistant Director: Leslie Jackson
- Script Supervisor: Jack Gannon
- Set Decorator: W. Joseph Kroesser
- Production Consultant: Dave McDannel
- Stunt Co-ordinator: Paul Nuckles
- Recorded at: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
- Sound: Harlan Riggs, M. Curtis Price C.A.S.
- Wardrobe Supervisor: Shelly Levine
- Makeup: Richard Cobos S.M.A., Walter Schenck
- Hairdresser: Don Lynch
- Casting: Cathy Henderson
- 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
- The hospital interior looks the same as the one that appeared in A Simple Operation, but this time they used the stock footage of West Hills Hospital and Medical Center for the exterior shot.
- It looks like they repainted the LTD that Jon used to reconstruct the accident in Dead Man's Riddle to make the gray LTD driven by Daws - both have the same damage behind the rear wheel.
- The CHP's speed-mobile is a Vector HPV.
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