A magician is asked by the mother of a plane-crash victim to check into a possible conspiracy; he discovers that the plane crash was staged.

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(as Marvin Chomsky)

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Jerry Wallace (as Jim Watkins)
Todd Crespi ...
Dennis Pomeroy
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Sally Baker
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Nora Coogan
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Joseph Baker
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Adams
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Madam Parga
Robert Mandan ...
Mr. Radder
Richard Van Vleet ...
Carl
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Mary Rose Coogan
Jeff Morris ...
Crowley
Tol Avery ...
Dr. Fryer
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Wealthy Tony Dorian, who lives on his jet called the Spirit, is an illusionist, who performs a nightclub magic act. At one of his shows, a young man named H. October dies seemingly of a heart attack in front of a middle aged woman in the audience. Tony can see that she is spooked beyond seeing the man die in front of her, Mr. October who she did not know. In wanting to help her, Tony learns her story. She is Nora Coogan, and was scheduled to meet a man - probably the dead man - who she did not know at the show, and who told her that not meeting would threaten the life of her daughter, Mary Rose Coogan. The issue is is that Mrs. Coogan believed that Mary Rose already died, three weeks ago in a company plane accident, the company in question being Seattle-based Baker Aviation, owned by wealthy Joseph Baker. The four victims aboard the plane included two flight crew, Mary Rose, and Lucian Baker, who was Mary Rose's fiancé and Joseph Baker's son. However, the plane and thus the bodies ... Written by Huggo

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Adventure | Drama

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17 March 1973 (USA)  »

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In this pilot, the magician's name is Tony Dorian. Due to a conflict with a namesake real life magician, the protagonist's name was changed to Tony Blake for the remainder of the series. See more »

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Max Pomeroy: If anyone can find Mary-Rose, and I love that name, Tony can!
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Referenced in Quantum Leap (1989) See more »

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promising...
11 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

but largely unfulfilled premise involving a magician/performer who does well enough to drive a white 'Vette. Presumably, his travels to the next gig provide opportunity to run into new people and situations (rather like Route 66) but the series writing never lived up to the possibilities offered by the smooth Bixby and other good actors.


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