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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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16 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember one episode where Petrocelli took a parking ticket off of another parked car, then put the ticket on his own car he just parked so he wouldn't get a ticket. I thought it was hilarious because I had been doing the same thing at the college I was going to. I found I could park right next to the building where my engineering class was just by taking the tickets off other cars and putting them under my windshield wiper. It worked every time. I only did this when I was running late and now when I look back (that was in the seventies) I might have caused other people to get two tickets instead of one. But back then the fines for parking tickets were just a dollar. It was cool seeing Petrocelli do the same thing I did. I wonder if he saw me parking one day and then stole my idea.


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