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Posted: 1/6/2003 5:09:42 PM EST
FACT: This is the show that got me liking the EVIL BLACK RIFLE since I was like 7 years old. WELL, Just heard on the radio that they are making a movie based on the show. Cool huh?? Heard that Samuel Jackson is going to be in it...YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!... ... and what would a Samuel Jackson movie be without him saying "MUTHAFUCKA" at least once??
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 5:28:40 PM EST
They play the reruns on the tv land cable network sometimes. It is a good show to watch. I don't know if the movie will be any good, but the tv show wasn't half bad.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 6:45:57 PM EST
I enjoyed it as a kid, but having watched it recently as an adult, I was appalled by some of the more blatantly illegal acts committed by the SWAT guys, especially the big thug leader of the gang. They were the prototype for today's JBTs. Slippery slope, indeed. Entertaining, but definitely needs to slip into the dustbin of history and forgotten about rather than be poorly rehashed like all the other trash tv from the 1970s (Charlie's Angels comes to mind). America does not need another cop show, doctor show, or movie about either.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 6:51:40 PM EST
Trivia Time: Anyone remember what show the "SWAT" team first appeared on?(pre-pilot, so to speak)
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 6:58:26 PM EST
That cheesey music was great at the beginning. Sounded like a low budget porno movie!!!!
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 7:10:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By SGW-AR15: Trivia Time: Anyone remember what show the "SWAT" team first appeared on?(pre-pilot, so to speak)
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"The Rookies". What do I win?
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 7:12:21 PM EST
I loved that show!!!! I did a web search for the theme song with all the trumpet parts, all I came up with was a cheesy MIDI file.....even cheesier than the real thing!!
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 7:16:50 PM EST
Wasnt one of the main characters called 'Hondo' or something like that?
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 7:17:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By mmsig229: That cheesey music was great at the beginning. Sounded like a low budget porno movie!!!!
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Theme From SWAT by Rhythm Nation. That shit was great and that show did give me a kiddie woody for a M16.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 10:18:04 PM EST
Here's a copy of the catchy tune. I agree, it's pure disco but brings back good memories. [url]http://flymeaway.net/audio/am%20gold%20-%20Theme%20From%20S.W.A.T..mp3[/url] It's 4.4Mb. Please download, don't stream, since it's my home server on ADSL. Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 10:46:10 PM EST
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Bow-chicka-bow music RULES! Wish I could remember more about the show other than the theme. I was probably only 5 when that came out...
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 11:06:12 PM EST
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My brother and I were 5 and 6 years old when that show was on. We lived in the S 16th/Greenfield area of Milwaukee, south side, more or less inner city type neighborhood with house packed cheek by jowl, dirty alleys, etc. I remember walking to the Ben Franklin store and my uncle buying us a pair of those cool plastic M-16 toys with the inertial raaaaap trigger. We ran all over the block with those things. Try that nowadays! Airwolf, I am gonna download that later this morning on my 26.4 dialup!...THANKS!
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 11:22:34 PM EST
A good site of info about the series. May trigger some some flashbacks [:D] [url]http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-1478/[/url]
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 12:13:29 AM EST
[b]TV Show[/b] S.W.A.T. Cast Members: [img]http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Mptv/1062/14618-0001.jpg[/img] Steve Forrest ......... Lieutenant Dan "Hondo" Harrelson Rod Perry ............. Sergeant David "Deacon" Kay Robert Urich .......... Officer Jim Street James Coleman ......... Officer T.J. McCabe Mark Shera ............ Officer Dominic Luca Michael Harland ....... Matt Harrelson Ellen Weston .......... Betty Harrelson David Adams ........... Kevin Harrelson S.W.A.T.’s combination of cool cops and brutal action made it a popular choice when it hit the airwaves in 1975. The show even produced a radio hit when its orchestral-funk theme song, performed by Rhythm Heritage, became a Top-10 smash on pop radio. Everyone loved the show… except the critics. Media pundits regularly attacked the show for its [b]high level of violence[/b], the [b]“shoot first, ask questions later” mentality[/b] of the heroes, and the fact that [b]its heroes often dealt out more violence than the foes they were dealing with[/b]. The controversial but popular show enjoyed a two-season run before quietly disappearing from the television schedule in the summer of 1976. [b]Movie[/b] Release Date: August 8th, 2003 Cast: Samuel L Jackson Colin Farrell (Officer Jim Street) Olivier Martinez Jeremy Renner (Poker) Michelle Rodriguez LL Cool J (Deke) Reg E. Cathey Josh Charles Page Kennedy Benjamin King Larry Poindexter Ashley Scott Richard Steinmet Shannon Sturges Brian Van Holt (Boxer)
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 6:29:00 AM EST
Sukebe, That would be the "Damn, am I getting old" award. You can get another one if you know what show "The Rookies" debut(sp) on?
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 6:36:13 AM EST
I loved that damn show, and I loved Emergency too. SWAT was the first TV show that I actually heard some say "ass" on the air. I freaked!
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:08:10 AM EST
That was a great show, I was like 10 when it came out. Me and my friends would go out and re-enact every single show. I lived in L.A. at the time and it was the rage there. Man, I'm getting old. Good thing I dont feel old.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:11:00 AM EST
LL Cool J (Deke)
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Yes!
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:12:46 AM EST
Didn't Kate Jackson (pre-Charlie's Angels) play on both the Rookies and S.W.A.T. as a nurse. MMMMMMMMM.........Kate Jackson.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:13:28 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:16:07 AM EST
Ah, yes, those were the days when SWAT teams were called out for hostage takers, snipers and barricaded armed felons...not paintball players and warrant service on white-collar criminals.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:47:49 AM EST
In the early 70's, it was not uncommon to fish Vietnam combat gear out of dumpsters. Combine that with S.W.A.T and the love for the black rifle was born. I have wanted one ever since 1973 or so, In the mid-70's there used to be an new SP1 sitting in a case at Scheels Sporting Goods (St Cloud,MN). I think my drool stained the floor in front of the case!
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 8:11:00 AM EST
rik, i remember the episode in which hondo was wounded by a paintball'r and the team chased those kids right off the field! it was awesome! "swat" rivaled the "a team" and "chips" for moronic plot lines and bad acting.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 8:26:54 AM EST
AIMLESS: Yep, it was Adam-12. And if my memory serves me, the boys from Adam-12 did a cameo on Emergency once. Now I know i'm getting old....
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 8:40:06 AM EST
I've got an old album somewhere with the theme songs from SWAT, The Rockford Files, Baretta,and others somewhere.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 8:53:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By DrFrige: ... and what would a Samuel Jackson movie be without him saying "MUTHAFUCKA" at least once??
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Star Wars Episode 1 or 2. [:(]
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 3:47:13 PM EST
Dragnet begat Adam-12. Adam-12 begat Emergency!. The Rookies begat S.W.A.T.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 6:01:58 PM EST
I still love the SP1's from that show. TJ was my favorite, when he would whip that hat around and put the scope to his eye. [sniper]
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 10:09:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By AMHsix:
Originally Posted By DrFrige: ... and what would a Samuel Jackson movie be without him saying "MUTHAFUCKA" at least once??
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Star Wars Episode 1 or 2. [:(]
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The TOP 10 Things We Want To Hear Samuel L. Jackson, "Jedi Master Mace Windu," say in the Star Wars Prequel Note: In case you didn't know, Samuel L. Jackson will be in the first prequel as the above character. 10. You don't need to see my goddamn identification, 'cause these ain't the motherfuckin' droids you're looking for. 9. Womp rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'll never know, 'cause even if it did I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfucker. 8. This is your father's lightsaber. When you absolutely, positively, have to kill every motherfuckin' stormtrooper in the room... accept no substitutes. 7. If Obi-wan ain't home then I don't know what the fuck we're gonna do. I ain't got no other connections on Tattooine. 6. Feel the Force, motherfucker. 5. What ain't no planet I've ever heard of! Do they speak Bocce or What? 4. You sendin' the Fett? Shit, Hutt, that's all you had to say! 3. Yeah Chewie Rocky Horror's got a hair problem. What the brother gonna do? He's a wookie. 2. Does Jabba the Hutt look like a bitch? and the number one thing we want Samuel Jackson to say in the next "Star Wars" film: 1. Hand me my lightsaber... it's the one that says, "Bad Mother Fucker."
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 10:13:54 AM EST
Why did they always yell "HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT" when they jogged as a group in the show? I always thought that was sort of stupid. One time we were playing SWAT in the neighborhood and I had to beat up a kid for imitating the "HUT HUT" shit.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 12:56:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By BenDover: Why did they always yell "HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT" when they jogged as a group in the show? I always thought that was sort of stupid. One time we were playing SWAT in the neighborhood and I had to beat up a kid for imitating the "HUT HUT" shit.
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Ahhh...... Memories of The Blues Brothers.....
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 1:07:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By SGW-AR15: Trivia Time: Anyone remember what show the "SWAT" team first appeared on?(pre-pilot, so to speak)
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Adam-12??
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