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Nichols: The Specialists (S1EP7 NBC 28 Oct 1971, Ralph Waite)

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The Specialists: Nichols and Ketcham hire second-rate mercenaries for an attack on an outlaw stronghold.

Regular Cast: James Garner (Sheriff Frank Nichols), Margot Kidder (Ruth), John Beck (Ketcham), Stuart Margolin (Mitch), Neva Patterson (Ma Ketcham),

Guest Cast: Ralph Waite (Sam Burton), Don Keefer (Burt LIncoln), Michael Baseleon (Willy Brownfur), Henry Beckman (Murphy), Charles Dierkop (Nose), Robert F. Simon (Slade), Poupee Bocar,

Writer: Frank Pierson & George Kirgo / Director: Frank Pierson

Airdate: 28 Oct 1971 on NBC

Series: Nichols Season 1 Episode 7

Show Info: Period crime drama series. Stories of a small town Sheriff in 1915 who patrolled his beat on a motorcycle and was more interested in making money than being a sheriff. The series ran for 24 episodes on NBC from 16 Sep 1971 to 16 May 1972. Star James Garner followed this up with The Rockford Files.