Petrocelli/A Life for a Life

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A Life for a Life
Season 1, Episode 5
Airdate October 9, 1974
Writer(s) William D. Gordon, James Doherty
Director(s) Allen Reisner
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A Life for a Life is the fifth episode of the first season of Petrocelli.

Guest Starring: Geoffrey Deuel (Edgar Dorsey), John Anderson (Joshua Forbes), Henry Jones (Wheaton)

Special Guest Star: Sharon Farrell (Arlene Johnson)

Co-Starring: Walter Brooke (Arthur Martin), Felice Orlandi (Lyle Holcomb), Paul C. Thomas (Sgt. Macklin), Peter O'Crotty (Judge), Ron Chapman (Bus Driver), Eugene F. Coriell (Herbert Schleicher), Gary 'Mike' Casper (Trooper), Sherry Goldberg (Lillian), Aram M. Chorelanian (Dr. Jordan)


Plot Overview

A hippie motorcyclist just passing through town is accused of arson and murder in a hotel fire. Finding witnesses to aid his case is just one of Petrocelli's woes, as he soon receives a report that his client served time in a mental hospital for an arson charge when he was a juvenile.


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