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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25 April 1978 (USA)  »

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The name "Dan Tanna" was taken from the name of a favorite restaurant of Aaron Spelling on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. Dan Tana's Restaurant is still in business as of November 2008. See more »

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Followed by Vega$: High Roller (1978) See more »

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Note the dollar sign
16 May 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Vega$...the show where P.I. Dan Tanna drives his car into his living room...Vega$...where Dan Tanna never runs after the bad guy, he walks after him (and still manages to catch up with them) ...Vega$... featuring Tony Curtis as the man who appears in the opening credits and precious little elsewhere in the show...Vega$...where a glitzy showbiz soundtrack and a montage of glittering casino shots actually masks a show about a fairly shabby P.I. surrounded by badly dressed guest stars. I think this show deserves repeating for it was totally unlike any detective show before or since; think CSI meets Magnum P.I. meets Night of a 1000 stars and you get close as to what this show was like.


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