Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps ... See full summary »

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 Dan Tanna (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
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 Bobby 'Binzer' Borso (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
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 Beatrice Travis (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
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 Lt. David Nelson / ... (57 episodes, 1978-1981)
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Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps the only known portrayal of a house with a "drive-in" living room. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Money Moves This Town. People Gamble for It, Love for It...Even Kill for It. Just Ask Dan Tanna, Private Eye. He's Murder When the Heat's On!

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20 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Aaron Spelling's writers based "Dan Tanna" on long time Las Vegas detective Eddie La Rue, who still has an agency in Las Vegas as of November 2008. See more »

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Referenced in The Red Green Show: The Funniest Video (1993) See more »

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The Coolest Show Around
22 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This had to be one of the coolest shows on television. The thing that really made it great was the pacing of the show and its mix of the old Las Vegas and what Vegas was becoming. The other thing that made this show what it was were the numerous cameos of some of the brightest stars that would appear in Vegas on a regular basis such as Dean Martin, Wayne Newton and other members of the Vegas elite. However, all the glitz and glamour would never have mattered if it wasn't for the late great Robert Urich who made this role his own.


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