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When ex-cop Frank MacBride (Eddie Albert) and ace con-man Pete Ryan (Robert Wagner) pool their talents in a private detective agency, they carve out a special turf – crooks on the con. Once they’d been on opposite sides of the law – until they formed this agency to handle those special cases in need of their expert know-how.
Former bunco detective Frank MacBride joins forces with a con artist he once sent to jail, Pete Ryan, to operate their own private detective agency. Most of their cases involve running cons on the bad guys in order to trick them into surrendering or revealing the whereabouts of the stolen loot, jewels, etc. Maggie was their cute receptionist, and wacky restaurateur Malcolm, whose mastery of disguise often came in handy in helping MacBride and Ryan on their cases, provided the comic relief.
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Episode Info

Final: 3x22 -- Photo Finish


Pete and Mac aid a hotel owner whose remodeling efforts are being sabotaged.
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Cast
Charlie CallasCharlie Callas
As Malcolm Argos
Eddie AlbertEddie Albert
As Frank MacBride
James HongJames Hong
As Wang (S03)
Ken SwoffordKen Swofford
As Lt. Griffin (S01)
Richard X. SlatteryRichard X. Slattery
As Lt. Modeer (S02)
Robert WagnerRobert Wagner
As Pete Ryan
Sharon GlessSharon Gless
As Maggie Philben
William BryantWilliam Bryant
As Lieutenant Shilton (S03)
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Recaps
1x25: Las Vegas Roundabout (Pilot) recap: Operating as a team, Pete and Frank dedicate themselves to deceiving other confidence artists and giving ill-gotten gains to the rightful holders. Consequently it becomes necessary for Pete to direct Frank how to be a crook, and for Frank to teach Pete how to be honest.
When a crooked cop’s frame-up threatens to send an innocent man to jail, Mac and Pete risk their lives to pin the right tail on the right donkey – using every con-game ploy in the book. In this pilot, Chuck Powell, a two-time loser and former safecracker, has been framed for robbery of diamonds.
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3x4: Legend of the Macunas (1) recap: Guest stars Wayne Newton, Dionne Warwick, George Maharis, Chuck McCann, Foster Brooks, Jack Colvin and Pamela Hensley appear in this special two-hour episode of 'Switch. In the initial episode. Pete and Mac (series stars Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert, respectively), go to Las Vegas to help a young woman determine the cause of her pilot-father's fatal crash. During a flight over the crash site, Pete is literally dumped out of the airplane. But Mac, on the ground, follows up leads that uncover a potential Indian uprising... read more.

1x23: Round Up the Usual Suspects recap: Jack Wood, a kid locked in a Casablanca jail on a drug bust, scarcely fits the bill, the $30.000 worth of hash leaves a long trail – one that leads right to the heart of the Casablanca syndicate and the sinister Fouad Jahrat. Jahrat has two goals: sultry Nabilla’s sensational body – and Pete Ryan’s head.
As the syndicate threatens a vicious bloodbath, Pete and Marc pursue their quarry through the steamy backstreets of Casablanca, and the inscrutable Moroccan police chief issues the age-old order: “Round up the usual suspects”. Only this time the usual suspects include one very unusual L.A. con-man named Pete Ryan.
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Recurring Guests

Mindi Miller as Revel (17 eps)
William Bryant as Lieutenant Stafford Shilton (16 eps)
Ken Swofford as Capt. Griffin (6 eps)
James Hong as Wang ("and") (4 eps)
Jack Colvin as Det. Sgt. Colder (4 eps)
Richard LePore as Gresham (4 eps)
John Fujioka as Watanabe (3 eps)
Claudette Nevins as Alice (3 eps)
Wayne Newton as Paul Taylor (3 eps)
Anne Archer as Laurie (3 eps)

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