Season 1, Episode 12 The Great White Dope
First Aired: February 24, 1979
Salami's future as a boxer is jeopardized by his father's bitterness over his own failure in the ring. Ken Howard. Salami: Timothy Van Patten. Pettrino: Robert Castanzo. Palamino: Jay Varela. Buchanon: Joan Pringle. Thorpe: Kevin Hooks. Katie: Robin Rose. Man: Bob Basso. Bill: Jerry Fogel. Mrs. Pettrino: Cynthia Szigeti. Hayward: Thomas Carter.
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- Premiered: November 27, 1978
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- Premise: An ex-NBA player coaches a racially mixed high-school team in a tough inner-city section of Los Angeles. Storylines aren't strictly confined to the court, the locker room and class, but extend beyond school grounds to follow events in players' lives, in th… (more)