The Cutting of the Swath
Season: 1
Episode: 5
Original airdate: March 2, 2003
Written by: Dan Dworkin
Jay Beattie
Directed by: Guy Norman Bee
Episode chronology
Previous episode: Well Endowed
Next episode: The Brass Ring


Detectives Friday and Smith race to find the young son of a deranged man who's on a rampage to kill his entire family; and Smith takes the case a little too personally.


Main Cast

Guest Stars


  • Eddie Kehler as Hoyt Carrol
  • Peggy Dunne as Coroner's Investigator
  • Katherine Kamhi as Detective Hubbel
  • Blair Bess as Detective Daniels
  • Jason Peirce as Detective Pearce
  • Rick Allen as Detective Barnes
  • Kimberly Rae as Nancy Loman
  • Bob Stephenson as Clerk
  • Al Foster as Security Guard
  • Iris Bahr as Becky
  • Megan Edwards as Jill
  • Benny Hernandez as Parking Attendant
  • Mark Lewis as SID Technician Mark Lewis
  • Britt George as Uniformed Cop
  • Tomiko Martinez as Officer Tyrell
  • Lawrence LeJohn as Uniformed Cop
  • Louisa Abernathy as Principal
  • Stephanie Denise Griffin as Teacher
  • Mike Madrigal as Paramedic
  • Douglas Huber as Uniformed Cop #4
  • Michelle Tuzee as Newscaster Michelle Tuzee


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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