Detective August works the crime beat in his home town, Santa Luisa CA, working with (and against) people with whom he grew up.




1971   1970  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »




Complete series cast summary:
 Chief George Untermeyer 26 episodes, 1970-1971
 Sgt. Joe Rivera 26 episodes, 1970-1971
Ena Hartman ...


Lt. Dan August is a homicide detective in his hometown of Santa Luisa, California. While working cases with his partner Sgt. Wilentz, August frequently comes into contact with people he has known for many years. George Untermeyer is the Santa Luisa Chief of Police, Sgt. Rivera another detective, and Katy is the police dispatcher in this Quinn Martin production. Written by Marty McKee <>

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Crime | Drama





Release Date:

23 September 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dan Oakland  »

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(26 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


ABC canceled the series after one season due to mediocre ratings. When Burt Reynolds became a popular success in the early 1970s, which included the Oscar-nominated film Deliverance (1972) and his appearance on a highly-publicized 1972 Cosmopolitan centerfold, CBS reran the series in 1973 and 1975 with great success. See more »


Spun-off from House on Greenapple Road (1970) See more »


Written by Del Shannon and Max Crook
Performed by Del Shannon
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"Dan August" had a great theme song and dynamite opening credits!
9 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

From the opening notes of its musical theme to the last moment of its (standard QM) epilogue "Dan August" provided energetic entertainment. The opening credits alone provided more action than most of the other shows on TV at the time. The supporting cast was superb. Richard Anderson made a great boss. Those who found Norman Fell an unlikely casting choice as a cop probably never saw him as "Detective Meyer Meyer" on 87th Precinct". He was sound , steady back-up for Burt Reynolds's volatile, hyperkinetic style. I miss the days when they used to rebroadcast this series as a summer replacement! Watching Reynolds sliding across floors and rolling over car hoods after bad guys was a hoot! Every week he could be counted on to leap off a tall building onto his prey!

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