City of Angels (1976– )

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Weekly adventures of hard-boiled '30s detective Jake Axminster.

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 Jake Axminster (13 episodes, 1976)
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Long ago, Los Angeles, California was nicknamed the "City of Angels" since it was believed to be the last honest city in America. Not so for private detective Jake Axminster, who operates out of L.A. during the '30s, and will take almost any case as long as it pays. Frequently pushing the ethical envelope in following leads and slapping around witnesses, Jake frequently calls upon his lawyer Michael Brimm and his police contact Lt. Quint for assistance. Dizzy blonde Marsha is his secretary; she also operates an escort service out of Jake's office. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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private detective | 1930s

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3 February 1976 (USA)  »

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La città degli angeli  »

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The location for Jake's office was the Bradbury Building in Los Angeles, which also served as the office building for Frank Banyon (Robert Forster) on Banyon, Stu Bailey ('Efrem Zimbalist, Jr') on the final season of '77 Sunset Strip', and Sam Beckett on the 'Play It Again, Seymour' episode of 'Quantum Leap'. See more »

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A cliche breaker

Even though City of Angels began as a TV knock off of the movie Chinatown, it broke a big cliche in private eye TV shows. Every private eye has a friend on the force. Not Jake Axminster. He has an enemy on the force. Once a week Lt. Quint brings him downtown and beats the stuffing out of him. Jake would always look both ways before he left his office to see if the cops were laying for him.


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