Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest.... See full summary »
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 Anthony J. Petrocelli (44 episodes, 1974-1976)
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 Maggie Petrocelli (44 episodes, 1974-1976)
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 Pete Ritter (44 episodes, 1974-1976)
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Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest. He and wife Maggie live in a trailer in the country while waiting for their new house to be built, and travel around in a beat-up old pickup truck. For a quiet rural area, Petrocelli seems to have no trouble running into his share of murderers to defend. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Barry Newman and his character Tony Petrocelli are originally from Boston, Massachusetts. Susan Howard and her character Maggie Petrocelli are originally from Marshall, Texas. See more »

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Follows Night Games (1974) See more »

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Fantastic
4 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This became a staple diet of my Fresher's year at uni (1997). This show took over from Quincy in the post neighbours slot on bbc1 and was a massive hit in my student flat.

I'd advise anyone to give this series a go, it has an awesome charm and Newman is fantastic. As far as I can remember, Pete never managed to get paid and Tony didn't finish his house - although it did progress upwards from the foundations throughout the two series.

They did mess around with the format a bit towards the end, which was a little disappointing and they became increasingly obsessed with kidnappings. Having said that when Tony was stuck in the desert with a criminal and two blokes trying to shoot them it was pretty cool even if it wasn't sticking to the usual format.

"You gottta tell me the whole story"


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