The Big Ruckus
Season: 1
Episode: 2
Original airdate: February 9, 2003
Teleplay by: Dan Dworkin
Jay Beattie
Story by: Marc Guggenheim
Dan Dworkin
Jay Beattie
Directed by: Kevin Hooks
Episode chronology
Previous episode: The Silver Slayer
Next episode: All That Glitters


When the body of a rich college kid is found in MacArthur Park, it looks like a drug deal gone bad. But once Friday and Smith get the heart of the case they get exposed to a new kind of entertainment.


Main Cast

Guest Stars


  • Peter Navy Tuiasosopo as Doctor Albert Hinola
  • Patrick Thomas O'Brien as Janitor
  • Daston Kalili as Farhad Payami
  • Lise Simms as Brenda
  • Peggy Dunne as Coroner's Investigator
  • Harold Surratt as Shoeless
  • Raymond Ma as Convenience Store Manager
  • David Kagen as Turner
  • Lawrence LeJohn as Uniformed Cop
  • Stephanie Nash as Georgina Biehl
  • John Jabaley as Haskell
  • Michael Edwin as Crime Lab Tech
  • Anthony R. Jones as Print Lab Tech
  • Frieda Jane as Girl #1


Background information and Notes

L.A. Dragnet season 1
Episodes The Silver SlayerThe Big RuckusAll That GlittersWell EndowedThe Cutting of the SwathThe Brass RingThe Artful DodgerSticks and StonesRedemptionLet's Make a DealFor Whom the Whistle BlowsThe Little Guy
Other Seasons Season 2
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