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A Marine Corps helo has a midair collision with an unknown aircraft; all but the pilot survive. Harm and Bud investigate. People from a mysterious agency take control of the site, and Harm locks horns with them, but he solves the mystery.


Paul Schneider


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), R. Scott Gemmill


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David James Elliott ... Harmon Rabb, Jr.
Catherine Bell ... Sarah MacKenzie
John M. Jackson ... A.J. Chegwidden
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Bud Roberts, Jr.
Karri Turner ... Ens. Harriet Sims
Gary Collins ... Richard Lowell
Peter Murnik ... Clark Palmer
Larry Poindexter ... Dalton Lowne
Jerry Hardin ... Senator
Michael Storm Michael Storm ... Admiral Hercules Elgin
Carol Barbee ... Mrs. Cray
Jackson Walker
Reese Selley Reese Selley
Bart Johnson ... Lt. Johnson
Randolph Mantooth ... Colonel Ron Barret


During an exercise a Marine Corps helicopter has a midair collision with an unknown aircraft above the Mojave Desert; all but the pilot survive. Harm and Bud investigate; Mac stays in Washington and plays games with Dalton and his colleagues. A mysterious alleged federal agency takes control of the crash site and runs away Harm and Bud. The other aircraft appears not to have crashed nearby; Harm and Bud learn more about it, and they run into trouble, but the Marines arrive and save the day. Harm figures out how the crash happened. Harm also meets Clark Palmer, whom he'll see again later. Mac makes an important announcement to the admiral. Written by DocRushing

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18 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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First appearance of Special Agent Clark Palmer. See more »


During a confrontation the visiting vice admiral threatens to take away Chegwidden's "bars on his sleeves", but that's not a correct expression. Naval officers do not wear BARS on their sleeves; they wear STRIPES on the sleeves of their dress blues. In the real world of the US Navy, the visitor would threaten either his stripes or his stars (the stars of a flag officer). See more »


Admiral Hercules Elgin: [Angrily] You wanna cross swords with *me*, Chegwidden? 'Cause if we get into this, you might just find yourself fighting to keep the bars on your sleeve.
Admiral Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwidden: [With ironic smile] Well... I never met a SEAL yet, didn't like a good bar fight... sir.
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seriously poindexter ?
26 June 2019 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

Well, that is what bell deserves ... she is not a line officer ... i worked along side jag officers all my career and they never had such introspection into cases as on this program, meaning its just glorified crapola ... again patrick labyorteaux shows what a lummox he is both mentally and physically ... if it wasn't for karri turner i wouldn't watch this show ... randolph mantooth (emergency) guests but he should have stayed home ...

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