The Specialists (1974)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Produced in 1974 and telecast on January 6, 1975, The Specialists is a TV pilot film from Jack Webb's Mark VII team. The four protagonists--two men, two women--are functionaries of the Bureau of Epidemic Control, a division of the US Health Department. In the tradition of Adam 12 and Emergency, the multiplotted film involves several different cases of delaying or halting contagious diseases, rather than one single epidemic. One of the scientists is played by none other than Maureen Reagan, professional "first daughter." Had it been sold as a series, the title would have been Vector.

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disease, control, epidemic, task-force