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Ironside: Amy Prentiss: AKA The Chief

The brass offer Lt. Amy Prentiss the job of Chief of Police, but politics on both sides threaten to tear apart the San Francisco PD. Meanwhile, Ironside tries to close a major narcotics investigation despite the uproar.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x24
Production Number: LP44176
Airdate: Thursday May 23rd, 1974
Special Runtime: 120 Minutes

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Special Guest Stars
Robert Webber (1)
As Sam Burton
Pippa Scott
As Crystal

Guest Stars
Jessica Walter
As Amy Prentiss
William Shatner
As Bill Parkins
Johnny Seven
As Lt. Carl Reese

Co-Guest Stars
Jack Soo
As Joe Lee
Gene Lyons
As Commissioner Randall (Dennis Randall)
Mario Roccuzzo
As Folger
Lee Paul
As Richard
Zitto Kazann
As Zino
Don 'Red' Barry
As Lt. Pierce
Barry Atwater
As Hubbard (Tom Hubbard)
Susan Damante
As Lori
Art Metrano
As Pena (Tom Pena)
Joan Pringle
As Joan
Steve Sandor
As Russell (Sgt. Tony Russell)
Frank Campanella
As Lt. Gibbons
Paulene Myers
As Ruby
Scottie MacGregor
As Irma
Ian Sander
As Mervyn Jones
Robert Bridges
As Staff Doctor
James Murtaugh
As Terry Langley (as Jim Murtaugh)
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
As Obbie
Paul Sorenson
As Sgt. Jackson
Robert Brubaker
As Klein
Momo Yashima
As Viola

Ray Ballard
As Gus
Robert Karnes
As Walt
Main Cast
Raymond Burr
As Robert Ironside
Don Galloway
As Det. Sgt. Ed Brown
Don Mitchell
As Mark Sanger
Elizabeth Baur
As Fran Belding
Episode Quotes
Amy Prentiss: Hi, Irma, how's it going?
Irma: Well, I've been busted to street patrol and Raquel Welch is commanding women's division.
Amy Prentiss: Hmm, good.
Irma: Hey, you said you wanted to see me.
Amy Prentiss: Yeah, listen, I need twelve girls for undercover vice, to pose as college kids and would-be prostitutes. Since Sunday, all our campus contacts are going dry, we have to turn up a lead to Benny Foulger.
Amy Prentiss: Who's going to cover the girls?
Amy: Oh, they'll be covered.
Irma: Lori was covered.
Amy Prentiss: Well, that was unique, Lori got caught in a fluid violent tactical situation.
Irma: One girl and her backup failed. Now you want twelve girls.
Amy Prentiss: For a prowl. This is not a raid, it's just a prowl.
Irma: Oh, you're telling me the roof only leaks when it rains. I'm asking you for backup.
Amy Prentiss: Irma. This is me.
Irma: And this is me.

Bill Parkins: Sam Burton dropped this in. We getting into the money belt thing?
Amy Prentiss: I'm not sure. Is Burton an alcoholic?
Bill Parkins: I don't think so. Sometimes he drinks too much but hell, we all do.
Amy Prentiss: I went over there. He was hungover. He knew about the hot prowl ADW but he was not involved. I rather think he lied to you than you lied to me.
Bill Parkins: I did not.
Amy Prentiss: Case closed.
Bill Parkins: (looking at her diploma) Army.
Amy Prentiss: Yeah, right out of college. You were what, Navy?
Bill Parkins: Coast Guard when I was a kid.
Amy Prentiss: Right. I knew there was something. My husband was Coast Guard.
Bill Parkins: Oh yeah. Didn't I hear he was lost?
Amy Prentiss: Hurricane Hilda, October '64.
Bill Parkins: Well, Semper Fidelis.

Ironside: As I said, I'm glad you could make it. We certainly need your help. Coffee?
Amy Prentiss: I'll give you anything but milk.
Ironside: We know now that the shipment of heroin into the country from Baja. Thanks to the work your people did on that rumor, we are convinced that San Francisco is indeed its destination. How about some coffee?

Cultural References
Joe Soo: Hey, two points for Charlie Chan, everybody gather round.

Charlie Chan is a fictional detective created by Earl Derr Biggers in 1925 and featured in different media over the decades.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCollier Young
Executive ProducerCy Chermak
ProducerNorman Jolley
Music SupervisorHal Mooney
Set DecoratorJoseph J. Stone
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Film EditorEdward W. Williams
SoundFrank H. Wilkinson
Assistant DirectorTom Blank
Production ExecutiveRobert Benevides
Unit ManagerWilbur E. Mosier
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Theme MusicQuincy Jones
Warning: Ironside season 7 episode 24 guide may contain spoilers
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