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Season: 1 | 2 | 3
Year: 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 0: High Roller

25 April 1978
Las Vegas private eye Dan Tanna probes the murder of Marilyn Ochs, a teenage prostitute who ran away from home because she didn't get along well with her mother Loretta's new husband Merle.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Will Sampson ... Harlon Twoleaf

Chick Vennera ... Costigan

Michael Lerner ... Nate Stephanson
Elissa Leeds ... Marilyn

Red Buttons ... Tommy Cirko

June Allyson ... Loretta Ochs

Edd Byrnes ... Johnny Crystal

Scatman Crothers ... Rosie

Jack Kelly ... Merle Ochs

Greg Morris ... Lt. George Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso
Johnnie Collins III

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Ned Glass ... Charlie

Judy Landers ... Angie Turner

John Quade ... Hugh

Naomi Stevens ... Sgt. Bella Archer
Jeannie Wilson ... Lucille

Tony Curtis ... Roth
Dian Parkinson ... Charlene

Catherine Hickland ... Julie

Colby Chester ... Larry Johnson
Al Stephans Scaglione (as Al Scaglione)
Janis Hansen ... Freedom East

Jason Wingreen ... Hank Adamek (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 1: Centerfold

20 September 1978
Model Shawn Adams' agent Nat Finer is a two-bit hustler whose shady friend Mr. Smith drugs Shawn, takes X-rated photos of her, then tries to blackmail her into a five-year contract.

Season 1, Episode 2: The Games Girls Play

27 September 1978
A senator gets photographed in a compromising position with three housewives whose husbands neglect them. When one girl is run down by a car, it's obvious that all three are in danger from a vengeful victim.

Season 1, Episode 3: Mother Mishkin

11 October 1978
Mother Mishkin tries to nail shady real estate developer Worthmeyer and thinks her life is in danger from him, so she hires Dan to protect her. Meanwhile, Dan recruits bumbling Binzer to repossess a car from deadbeat Freddie Tibbs.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Judy Landers ... Angie Turner

Naomi Stevens ... Sgt. Bella Archer

Tony Curtis ... Roth

Molly Picon ... Mother Mishkin

Anne Francis ... Lillian Ross

Antonio Fargas ... 'Fast' Freddie Tibbs
John Durren ... Omar

Rex Holman ... Gaylord
Joe Kapp ... Elija Twoleaf

Sid Caesar ... The General

Ross Martin ... Werner Worthmeyer

Dick Cangey ... Sorti (as Richard Cangey)
Taaffe O'Connell ... M.J. Schultz

Season 1, Episode 4: Love, Laugh and Die

18 October 1978
Call girl Lexy Gardner is shot dead, so her mother hires Dan to find out who did it and how Lexy wound up hooking. The case expands to involve singer Eddie Banning, tennis pro Lou Spitz, and contractor William Virgil.

Season 1, Episode 5: Yes, My Darling Daughter

25 October 1978
On her wedding day, Cindy Jenner Smalley sees. or thinks she sees, her dead father Hank, a famous country-western singer who vanished shortly after arranging his wife's mercy killing ten years before. Dan takes the case.

Season 1, Episode 6: Lady Ice

1 November 1978
A sheik who is staying at Roth's hotel doesn't realize that his female escort Allison Jordan is the one female in a trio of crooks who steal twelve rubies from him. Her romantic evening with Dan becomes her alibi for the crime.

Season 1, Episode 7: Milliken's Stash

8 November 1978
Cocaine smuggler Marty Trafalgar tries to retire, but his former partner Wendell Milliken from Miami won't allow him to do so.

Season 1, Episode 8: The Pageant

15 November 1978
Mike Logan hires Dan to find his daughter Jenny's rapist. Bella discovers that the serial rapist targets slender blondes in their late teens. When the rapist kills a victim, Jenny becomes a witness and Bea becomes a decoy.

Season 1, Episode 9: Lost Women

22 November 1978
Tanna investigates the mysterious disappearances of beautiful Las Vegas showgirls and discovers they have been abducted by a white slaver. When he gets caught trying to rescue them, Binzer and Roth try to rescue him.

Season 1, Episode 10: Second Stanza

6 December 1978
Faded singer Ginny Gordon's comeback is threatened, and her sanity imperiled, by attempts on her life. Is her former partner responsible for the attempts, or is a recent acquaintance terrorizing her?

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Judy Landers ... Angie Turner (credit only)

Naomi Stevens ... Sgt. Bella Archer (credit only)

Ronee Blakley ... Ginny Gordon

Joseph Campanella ... Stewy Wilson

Johnny Seven ... Buddy Johnson

Peter Breck ... Walter Melford

Harvey Lembeck ... Mike at Jockey Club

Doc Severinsen ... Himself

Eugene Roche ... Paul
David Scott Milton ... Steve (as David Milton)

Marc Cavell ... Charlie

Season 1, Episode 11: Serve, Volley and Kill

24 November 1978
Temperamental tennis pro Bobby Howard has been receiving threatening phone calls. His coach Sid Green hires Dan to protect Bobby, who doesn't want it. Meanwhile, Binzer tries to stop Tommy Cirko's petty larceny: impersonating a minister.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Judy Landers ... Angie Turner

Naomi Stevens ... Sgt. Bella Archer

Randolph Mantooth ... Bobby Howard

Philip Abbott ... Harry Snyder (as Phil Abbott)

Don DeFore ... Sid Green (as Don De Fore)

Pamelyn Ferdin ... Katie Howard

Red Buttons ... Tommy Cirko

Mamie Van Doren ... Spa Manager

Gil Stratton

Dawn Wells ... Millie Farmer

Christopher George ... Nicky Trent

Lynda Day George ... Sandra Wells
Al Stephans Scaglione (as Al Scaglione)
William Lanteau
Lewis Calvin
David Burton (as Dave Burton)
Gail Martin

Nat Christian (as Nathaniel Christian)

Season 1, Episode 12: Ghost of the Ripper

10 January 1979
Psychotic Jack Schulman is killing prostitutes. Amateur criminologist Philiip Graykirk sees a pattern similar to the Jack-the-Ripper murders and predicts more deaths to come.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Naomi Stevens ... Sgt. Bella Archer

John Larch ... Jack the Ripper

Murray Matheson ... Phillip Grayson

George Takei ... Medical Examiner

Peter Lind Hayes ... Brad Edelson

Pamela Hensley ... Valerie Kemmet
Alan Manson ... Assistant D.A.
Courtney Pledger ... Kate
Lee Travis ... Liza
Red McIlvaine ... First Reporter
Virginia Hawkins ... Shopper

Kevin L. Jackson ... Driver (as Lamont Jackson)

Season 1, Episode 13: The Eleventh Event

17 January 1979
A benefit telethon is planned for Leon Hazlett, a five-time Olympic gold medalist who was crippled in a car crash. But emcee Paul Baker is kidnapped and a $200,000 ransom is demanded.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Judy Landers ... Angie Turner (credit only)

Naomi Stevens ... Sgt. Bella Archer

Clifton Davis ... Leon Hazlett

Michael Conrad ... Albert Brown

Vernee Watson ... Dorothy (as Vernée Watson)

Squire Fridell ... Paul Baker

Jill Haworth ... Lily Baker

Muhammad Ali ... Himself

Robert Loggia ... Lou Voit
James McKenna ... Bellhop

Walter Scott ... Chuck

Fred Lerner ... Hanny

Season 1, Episode 14: Kill Dan Tanna!

24 January 1979
When Dan was in Vietnam, he once defied the orders of Captain North, who wound up crippled. North hires goons to help him take revenge by terrorizing Dan and the people around him.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Naomi Stevens ... Sgt. Bella Archer

Richard Lynch ... Mr. North

Don Gordon ... Willie

Kyle Richards ... Julie Travis

Julius Harris ... Yancy

Will Sampson ... Harlon Twoleaf

Byron Morrow ... Dr. Rossmore
Harvey Solin ... Medical Director
Sylvie Strause ... Wardrobe Lady (as Sylvie Strauss)

Kathryn Daley ... Nurse

Season 1, Episode 15: Death Mountain

31 January 1979
Chief Gray Bear is trying to stall a Japanese businessman's construction project on the reservation.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Naomi Stevens ... Sgt. Bella Archer
Ron Castro ... Jim Cloud (as Ron Antonio Castro)

Keye Luke ... Henry Matsimura

Will Sampson ... Harlon Twoleaf

Ken Curtis ... Digger Dennison

Joan Van Ark ... Dr. Haven Grant
Dehl Berti ... Gray Bear

John Tuell ... Mozzie
Gil Frye ... Medical Examiner
Glenn R. Wilder ... Ben (as Glen Wilder)
Michael Runyard ... Derry (as Mike Runyard)
Bill Sherman ... Richard

Season 1, Episode 16: Best Friends

7 February 1979
Dan's childhood friend visits Vegas. Unknown to Dan, he is the felon who kills Erwin Levy and wounds Roth in the process. Will Philip Roth be the next victim?

Season 1, Episode 17: Demand and Supply

14 February 1979
A teenager gets assaulted at the seedy Pinecrest Hotel. Her mother's friend, begs Dan to take the case. Meanwhile, the pimp threatens to harm another teenage girl if she doesn't turn tricks.

Season 1, Episode 18: Everything I Touch

9 February 1979
Dan's love interest Christy Winters is strangled in her hotel room. Her friend tries to help him solve the case and becomes the next victim. Both girls were with Dan right before their murders, leaving Dan badly grief-stricken.

Season 1, Episode 19: Doubtful Target

7 March 1979
Savings and loan president Tyler Dickinson murders investment counselor Cy Winters and then Binzer's girlfriend Kim Sarrason. Binzer is first devastated and then vindictive. Can Dan prevent Binzer from exacting vigilante justice?

Season 1, Episode 20: Touch of Death

14 March 1979
Newlywed Gary Cole goes to buy some jewelry for his wife Wendy, and disappears. When Wendy realizes he's missing, nobody that she questions seems to recognize the couple. Her hysteria only hampers Dan's investigation.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Naomi Stevens ... Sgt. Bella Archer
Stephen Elliott ... Colonel Mitchell
Sondra West ... Wendy Cole
Charles Lucia ... Gary Cole (as Chip Lucia)

Paul Mantee ... Sergeant Ross

Alan Oppenheimer ... Mr. Stein

John Randolph ... Oscar Duncan
Sarah Cunningham ... Clara
Jerry Ayres ... Alex

Herman Poppe ... Driver
Noah Keen ... Dr. Richards
Sandy Freeman ... Manageress
Barbara Baldavin ... Mrs. Stein

Season 1, Episode 21: The Way to Live

2 May 1979
Daredevil Shara Stanley's drunken mechanic Bill Woods tries to talk her out of a dangerous stunt because her beneficiaries plan to sabotage it and have her killed so they can collect on her insurance.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Naomi Stevens ... Sgt. Bella Archer

Marlyn Mason ... Shara Stanley
Tom Urich ... Grant Packer

Kenneth Tobey ... Bill Woods (as Ken Tobey)

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Matt Tolan (as Wilfred Hyde-White)

Norman Alden ... Coleman
Robert Lussier ... Fields

Jeffrey Druce ... Clerk (as Jeff Druce)

Jason Wingreen ... Drake
Richard S. Calvert ... Announcer

Tom Willett ... Gambler (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 22: The Visitor

9 May 1979
Dan is hired to be the escort and bodyguard of Princess Zara during her stay in Las Vegas. But political problems follow her. Fanatic Lucille tries to kill both Dan and Zara before she herself is shot dead in Zara's hotel room.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Naomi Stevens ... Sgt. Bella Archer

Kim Cattrall ... Princess Zara

Michael Ansara ... Hamaad
Victor Campos ... Ali Hadj

Henry Darrow ... Shopkeeper

Eduard Franz ... Jafai

Aharon Ipalé ... Omar

Belinda Balaski ... Lucille

Will Sampson ... Harlon Twoleaf
Natalie Core ... Secretary

Charlie Picerni ... Mustapha (as Charles Picerni)
David Cadiente ... Kemel (as Dave Cadiente)

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Red Handed

19 September 1979
A girl Two Leaf knows comes to town to take care of some business. Later she's killed with Two Leaf's knife and he has scratches on his face that matches her hands. Dan thinks he's being set up but Nelson has no choice but to take him in. Later a television reporter is trying to paint Two Leaf as a danger to society. Upon hearing this he breaks out of jail.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Laraine Stephens ... Merrill Wayne

Andrew Duggan ... Dr. Barrow

Denny Miller ... Lyle Kemp

Melanie Griffith ... Dawn Peters
William Watson ... Shining
Lola Falana ... Herself

Jo Ann Pflug ... Cheryl Morrison

Will Sampson ... Harlon Twoleaf
Chase Cordell ... Chuck
Jim Connors ... Guard
Norma Miller ... Maid
Irvin Mosley Jr. ... Trustee

Season 2, Episode 2: The Usurper

26 September 1979
Dan comes looking for Roth and finds a man named Rodmore in charge. So Dan tries to find Roth to find out what's going on but he appears to have vanished. So he tries to find out why Roth turned control of the company to Rodmore. At the same time someone is following Dan.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Tony Curtis ... Roth

Norman Alden ... Lou Meakin

Scatman Crothers ... Rosey

Rosemary Forsyth ... Elizabeth
Tommy J. Huff ... Tanberg (as Tom Huff)

Sherry Jackson ... Denise

Dean Martin ... Dean Martin
Jimmy Mataya ... Himself
Hedley Mattingly ... Oscar

Robert Reed ... Johnny 'J.T. Rodmore' Roth
Ed Ruffalo ... Lawson (as Eddy Ruffalo)
Rudolf Wanderone Jr. ... Himself (as Minnesota Fats)

Season 2, Episode 3: Mixed Blessings

3 October 1979
Sister Bridget Callahan hires Dan to find drug addict Jimmy Porter and recover the Cross of Casseras, which Jimmy stole from her New Mexico mission to sell to someone else. But she won't reveal Jimmy's name, thereby complicating Dan's task.

Season 2, Episode 4: Runaway

24 October 1979
Dan is hired by a man to look for his daughter who is pregnant. While Dan tries to find her someone is following him. When he eventually finds her, she calls her father to come but when he arrive she claims he is not her father. That's when he pulls a gun.

Season 2, Episode 5: Design for Death

31 October 1979
Dan's hired by a designer who's at the hotel to unveil her new line. It seems some of her models are being terrorized and one of them is Dan's ex. While investigating, the men who are terrorizing them are putting their plan in motion. One of the men who fears that Dan's ex who saw him commit one of their acts against them might identify him kills her which makes things more personal for Dan.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Eve Arden ... Sarah Bancroft

Barbi Benton ... Holly
Gary Crosby ... Tom Bancroft
Pepper Davis ... Manny

Ron Feinberg ... Crowley's Man

Paul Mantee ... Roy

Frank Marth ... George Crowley

Cliff Osmond ... Henry Gates

Linda Thompson ... Rita Mason

Tom Willett ... Coroner (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 6: Shadow on a Star

14 November 1979
When a singer who's suppose to perform at the hotel is sexually assaulted, she asks for private investigator. So the manager calls Dan. She wants Dan to keep it quiet out of fear that it could ruin her career and life. So Dan asks Nelson to make it quiet. He then goes to a rape counselor who tells Dan that her attacker will do it again. What Dan doesn't know is that her attacker could be closer to her than he thinks

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Lisa Hartman ... Diana Payne
James McKenna ... Frank
Jenny Neumann ... Judy Charles
Dennis Robertson ... Burt
Carol Eve Rossen ... Dr. Martin (as Carol Rosen)
Tony Russel ... Photographer
Eric Server ... Davos

David Sheiner ... Carl Septon

James Wainwright ... Theo Latimer

Season 2, Episode 7: Dan Tanna Is Dead

21 November 1979
Victor Durand once ran a bogus clinic before Dan sent him to prison. Now Durand takes revenge by stealing a toxin, infecting Dan with it, and taunting him, while Dan and his doctors frantically search for a cure to keep Dan alive.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis
Stephen Brooks ... Dr. Gil Connors

John Colicos ... Dr. Victor Durrand

Don Diamond ... Carney Hendricks

Michael V. Gazzo ... Cruger Hallow
Laurence Haddon ... Captain

Peter Haskell ... Dr. Bill Taylor
Alex Henteloff ... Dr. Bernie White
Todd Martin ... Al

Season 2, Episode 8: Macho Murders

28 November 1979
When pimp Luke Manning is gunned down in his home, women's rights activist Virginia Marshall is accused, hires Dan, and tells him she couldn't have killed Luke because her gun was stolen two weeks earlier.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis
Fred Biletnikoff ... Luke Manning
Pepper Davis ... Manny
Cliff Emmich ... Freddie Talberg
Marlena Giovi ... Sue
Susan Kiger ... Sally Berrigan
Lynne Marta ... Virginia Marshall
Dale Tarter ... Walter Leonard (as Lloyd Dale Tarter)

Shelley Winters ... J.D. Fenton
Natalie Masters ... Shoe Sales Clerk (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 9: The Day the Gambling Stopped

12 December 1979
When the casino takes in more chips than they dispensed, there's concern that someone has stolen the hotel's chips. So Dan talks to Clay Summer, who makes the chips and swears there's no way to take a chip out of the plant. When Clay's innocence is questioned, Dan sets out to prove his innocence. Clay's son Brad, who faked his death, is behind it and is working with plant employee Eddie Stolvak. When Eddie gets nervous, Brad kills Eddie and frames Dan.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Barry Sullivan ... Clay Sumner

Christopher Stone ... Brad Sumner

John Karlen ... Eddie Stolvak
Wendy Rastattar ... Cindy Morgan

Woodrow Parfrey ... Cashier
Al Stephans Scaglione ... Pit Boss (as Al Scaglione)
Dian Parkinson ... Nickie
John Fitzpatrick ... Stuart Thatcher
Mike Minor ... Aide
Lois De Banzie ... Chloe (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 10: Classic Connection

19 December 1979
When a friend of Dan's is killed he sets out to find out who killed him. At the same time another friend, Justin Marsh a former race car driver is in town for a car show. Dan notices a woman following Marsh so he asks her what she wants she tells him to back off. Later someone takes a shot at Dan. He goes to the woman and sees Nelson with her and she tells him that Matsh may have been involved with his friend's death. She reveals that Marsh after his career ending accident was approached by man who convinced him to aid him with illegal businesses. His friend may have been involved with Marsh's activities and wanted out which is why he was killed. Dan doesn't believe it but when he checks Marsh out he changes his mind.

Season 2, Episode 11: The Private Eye Connection

2 January 1980
When a friend of Dan's who's also a P.I. is killed, his girlfriend asks him to look into it. At the same time, there's a P.I. convention going on at the hotel and some other P.I.s are getting killed. A female P.I. knows something but she's not willing to share it. When an attempt is made on her, she reveals that she and other P.I.'s were hired to solve a case that's been unsolved for years.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Heather Menzies-Urich ... Charlotte Henderson (as Heather Menzies)
Pamela Susan Shoop ... Maryann Silverton

Bert Freed ... Tony Regosi

Gary Collins ... Jack Prescott
Rhonda Bates ... Jennifer
Joseph G. Medalis ... Marshall (as Joe Medalis)
Paul Tuerpe ... Bradshaw
Janie Greenspun ... Celia

Season 2, Episode 12: Lost Monday

9 January 1980
Binzer goes to see Paula Conway a hypnotist for a little self improvement. But what he doesn't know is that she has been hired by some men to make him their killer. When Dan notices Binzer's been missing for sometime he goes looking for him. And it's while looking for him that he runs into Jaime Randall, an old friend, who's a reporter doing research on point shaving at college basketball games. It seems the men who hired Paula are the ones behind the point shaving and Binzer's being prepped to kill Jaime and a player whom they approached who turned them down.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Tige Andrews ... Benson

Mary Ann Mobley ... Paula Conway

Dick Sargent ... Farley

Mary Louise Weller ... Jamie Randall

Phil Morris ... Tate (as Philip Morris)
Rod Loomis ... Coach
Danielle Aubry ... Saleslady

Garry Marshall ... Dr. Middleton

Season 2, Episode 13: Casualty of War

16 January 1980
Mitch Costigian, Dan's Army buddy who's been away for sometime returns to town to perform at the hotel. He's also a newlywed. When he and Dan go to the hotel, his wife stays behind to fix things at the house. Later someone plants an explosive and blows the house up. Mitch is devastated. Later Dan learns that the explosive used is similar to what was used in Vietnam. So Dan thinks there may be a link to their time in Vietnam to what happened to Mitch's wife. Mitch is on a mission to find the one who killed his wife.

Season 2, Episode 14: All Kinds of Love

23 January 1980
Bea meets a guy while on vacation and gets engaged. She brings him to Vegas to meet everyone and when Dan sees him he recognizes him as the man who took a girl he was seeing years ago from. Later she died mysteriously and he walked away with her money. Unfortunately Dan's word is not enough so he tries to find someone who knew him then and at the same time he tries to take care of Dan before he ruins his plan.

Season 2, Episode 15: Magic Sister Slayings

30 January 1980
Dan is targeted by a man who's trying to get a gaming license because Dan has a videotape that shows him consorting with criminals. He sends a professional hit man to get Dan but he misses. He abducts Mitch Costigian, Dan's friend and holds him to get Dan to turn the tape over to him.

Season 2, Episode 16: The Lido Girls

6 February 1980
A trio of beauties become suspiciously good at the baccarat table. Another player at the table, Everett Mason (L.Q. Jones), wants in on their secret. As it turns out, so does aging French detective, Nicholas Rambeau (Louis Jourdan).

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Louis Jourdan ... Nicholas Rambeau

Savannah Smith Boucher ... Tanya Sinclair (as Savannah Smith)
Ashley Cox ... Loyal Rutledge
Christopher Morley ... Michelle Pasquale

L.Q. Jones ... Everett Mason
Burton Cohen ... Himself
Al Stephans Scaglione ... Pit Boss (as Al Scaglione)
Bill Harris ... Croupier
Tyler Murray ... Connie

Tom Willett ... Gambler (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 17: Consortium

27 February 1980
Roth is planning to put a hotel casino in Toronto and to help him with financing, he organizes a consortium of businessmen. But they're having a hard time on deciding who should be in charge. Roth wants Paul Bracken, one of his people and Dan's brother in law to be the one. But one of the members of the consortium, Mel Brandon, wants to be the one in charge. So sets out to make Paul undesirable by going after Dan and everyone around him, Bea and Binzer.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Lloyd Bochner ... Mel Blandon

William Lucking ... Kenny (as Bill Lucking)

Christopher Cary ... David (as Christopher Carey)

Walter Mathews ... Ben Kanin
Austin Willis ... Jesse

Kathrine Baumann ... Charlene (as Katherine Baumann)

Jere Rae Mansfield (as Jeri Lea Ray)

James Darren ... Paul Bracken
Jim Hodge ... Blackstone
Monte Levine ... Monte

Season 2, Episode 18: The Hunter Hunted

5 March 1980
When someone with a grudge against Nelson goes after his family, he tries to handle it on his own. But Dan insists on helping.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Robert Loggia ... Simon Webster

Vernee Watson ... Annabel Nelson (as Vernée Watson)

Johnny Seven ... Johnny Blue
Daryl Dragon ... Himself

Toni Tennille ... Herself

Beah Richards ... Mom
Michael Stearns ... Pete

Carl W. Crudup ... Tug (as Carl Crudup)

Rodney Allen Rippy ... Boy
James Carrington ... Paramedic
Virginia Hawkins ... Ms. Webster
James Bond III ... Joey

Season 2, Episode 19: The Man Who Was Twice

12 March 1980
A headlining, talented, versatile illusionist and female impersonator is receiving bizarre death threats. His manager says he's just over reacting. When he reaches out to Dan Tanna for help, Dan begins, also, to get death threats.

Season 2, Episode 20: Golden Gate Cop Killer: Part 1

19 March 1980
A cop from San Francisco who's a friend of Dan's comes to Vegas. It seems that someone is targeting cops, sending them messages telling them when they will be killed usually with a number in it. The man follows the cop and kills him in front of Dan. Dan notices two women when his friend was killed. Dan decides to go to San Francisco and is shunned by the police department but decides to investigate nonetheless and sees the women and later learns that they're cops who were sent by his friend's boss to keep an eye on him. Their boss wants Dan to leave but upon learning that he made some discoveries decides to let Dan stay.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Michelle Phillips ... Officer Cassandra Hunt

Tanya Roberts ... Officer Britt Blackwell

Bruce Kirby ... Joe Culley

Peter Haskell ... Turner

Andrew Robinson ... Derek Razzio

Richard Bakalyan ... Bernie (as Dick Bakalyan)

Peggy Cass ... Dottie

Byron Morrow ... Judge Hunt

Natalie Schafer ... Charlotte Hunt

Peter Mark Richman ... Sam Ullman
Gerald Castillo ... Waiter
Rick Plastina ... Officer Manners

Season 2, Episode 21: Golden Gate Cop Killer: Part 2

19 March 1980


Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Richard Bakalyan ... Bernie (as Dick Bakalyan)

Peggy Cass ... Dottie

Peter Haskell ... Turner

Bruce Kirby ... Joe Culley

Byron Morrow ... Judge Hunt

Michelle Phillips ... Officer Cassandra Hunt

Peter Mark Richman ... Sam Ullman

Tanya Roberts ... Officer Britt Blackwell

Andrew Robinson ... Derek Razzio

Natalie Schafer ... Charlotte Hunt

Season 2, Episode 22: Siege of the Desert Inn

30 April 1980
Some men try to rob the hotel but something goes wrong and they take some the showgirls hostage and Bea who was there watching them was also taken. They hold up in a room where the cops can't get to them. The leader then demands 5 million dollars or else he'll kill one of the girls every hour. And to prove he's serious, he kills one and sends her down the elevator. Dan tries to find a way to save the girls and Bea.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Cameron Mitchell ... Zinberg

Richard Bakalyan ... Bronson (as Dick Bakalyan)

Jeffrey Druce ... Benny Trudo (as Jeffry Druce)
Troas Hayes ... Maisie

Hope Holiday ... Josie
Burton Cohen ... Himself
Cork Proctor ... Security Guard
Burt Marshall ... Security Guard
Don Helm ... Sergeant
Al Stephans Scaglione ... Mitch (as Al Scaglione)

Season 2, Episode 23: Vendetta

7 May 1980


Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Aloha, You're Dead: Part 1

5 November 1980
Tanna is kidnapped by a cartel of illegal casino operators who recruit him to kill Philip Roth, whom they see as a threat when they learn that Roth plans to expand his casino empire into international markets. They do this by taking Tanna to their base in Hawaii and hypnotize him to try to get him to kill Roth.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Lorne Greene ... Emil Remick

Pernell Roberts ... Mr. Logan

Manu Tupou ... Luke Kichi

Branscombe Richmond ... Maker

Barbara Parkins ... Lani

John Saxon ... Michael Jennings
Dian Parkinson ... Sally
Dick Ziker ... Chaney

Charles A. Tamburro ... Hastings (as Chuck Tamburro)
Sharon McGee ... Kate Wilson

Wayne Ward ... Roger Mathews

Tony Curtis ... Roth (credit only)

Elissa Dulce Hoopai ... Hawaiian girl (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 2: Aloha, You're Dead: Part 2

5 November 1980


Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Lorne Greene ... Emil Remick

Pernell Roberts ... Mr. Logan

Manu Tupou ... Luke Kichi (as Manu Topu)

Branscombe Richmond ... Maker

Barbara Parkins ... Lani

John Saxon ... Michael Jennings
Dian Parkinson ... Sally
Dick Ziker ... Chaney

Charles A. Tamburro ... Hastings (as Chuck Tamburro)
Sharon McGee ... Kate Wilson

Wayne Ward ... Roger Mathews

Season 3, Episode 3: Black Cat Killer

12 November 1980
When several people including Bea are attacked by a person wearing black, Dan sets out to find out who and why. Eventually he learns that Bea and all the other victims just came from a vacation in Mexico. As Dan searches for the killer and other possible victims, he meets a reporter who wants to do a story. Dan reluctantly lets her join him.

Season 3, Episode 4: Sudden Death

19 November 1980
Dan fatally shoots a man who points a gun at him. When he finds out it was a young guy with a BB gun, Dan is deeply effected. He investigates the guy's life, which creates friction.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Gary Lockwood ... Dr. Edward St. John

Stepfanie Kramer ... Cathy

Robert Tessier ... Sawyer
Barbara Baldavin ... Susan Klein

Vito Scotti ... Valeria Viceria

Jill St. John ... Mavis Graham
Don Sawyer ... Klein

Ian Abercrombie ... Cashmir
Asa Teeter ... Paramedic

Frank Corsentino ... Mechanic

Season 3, Episode 5: Love Affair

26 November 1980
A $2,500/night call girl is shot by her pimp, Phil, Dick Sargent. Meanwhile Dan is falling in love with Pam, Priscilla Barnes. Unbeknownst to Dan, she is one of Phil's girls named Satin @$5,000/night. Dan's running headlong into heartbreak.

Season 3, Episode 6: A Deadly Victim

3 December 1980
When two vagrants come across an attempted hit, and one of them is killed. The other calls Dan. When Dan goes to the place and asks Nelson to meet him and there are no signs of a hit. Dan then sees the vagrant; an old friend. Dan believes her and sets out to prove it. Later some men tell Dan to back off which he doesn't. Dan learns that the government may be involved. And the hit men set out to find her.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Eleanor Parker ... Laurie Bishop

Bubba Smith ... Peter Bridges

Jason Evers ... Lloyd Kohler

Jere Rae Mansfield ... Sunbather (as Jere Lea Rae)

Victor Buono ... 'Diamond' Jim
Vincent Baggetta ... Wright

Peter Schrum ... The Driver (as Pete Schrum)
Paul Larson ... Enfield

Paul Bryar ... Charley

Steve Dressler ... Laurie's Friend (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 7: Deadly Blessings

10 December 1980
Dan helps a nun locate some property that was bequeathed to her. He learns that the property is the land that Roth's hotel is on. While Roth tries to deal with her. Someone tries to kill her.

Season 3, Episode 8: Christmas Story

17 December 1980
While trying to spend a romantic Christmas with Rocket in the mountains, Dan's long lost daughter shows up. He finds that he did know her mother 12 years ago, and she (Jill Whelan) is 11 and a half.

Season 3, Episode 9: The Andreas Addiction

7 January 1981
Joe Penny, June Lockhart, and Don Stroud. Regarding a vendetta, Dan is addicted to angel dust and heroin planted in Dan's morning health drink. He is, then, held captive. Lt. Nelson, Bea and Binzer are franticly looking for him.

Season 3, Episode 10: Sourdough Suite

14 January 1981
When a prospector comes across some men that ends with some of the men being shot.He goes over and gets the two bags they brought with them In one of them is papers and in the other is money. So he goes into town and starts to spend some of it, he even tries to give Dan some who refuses. And when Dan asks him where he got, he gives a lame story. Later the men who want the papers track him down. And Dan is caught in the crossfire.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Noah Beery Jr. ... Josiah Sparks (as Noah Beery)
Joe Kapp ... Donny Vincent

Nicholas Georgiade ... Luis (as Nick Georgiade)

Cesare Danova ... Maximillian Metzger

Edie Adams ... Angela
Crofton Hardester ... George Willis
Harvey Parry ... Hank
Ed Lang ... T. J.
Bob Terhune ... Perty

Allen Payne ... Barber (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 11: Murder by Mirrors

21 January 1981
Bea on final approach of her 1st solo flight, see's a murder on the ground. Tannna, Nelson and Bea go to the home and are met by the wealthy Lyle Jeffries-Patrick Macnee. A pool party is taking place so no one believes Bea, except Dan.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Patrick Macnee ... Lyle Jeffries

Julie Adams ... Margaret Sorenson

Gene Evans ... Marcus Hinton
Richard Dana ... Karl Richardson

Robert F. Hoy ... Michael (as Robert Hoy)

Jenny Sherman ... Janet Wilson
Robert Barrett ... Jim Hudson (as Robert C. Barrett)
Lester Fletcher ... Fashion Comentator (as Lester C. Fletcher)

Steve Dressler ... Diamond Investor (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 12: Backlash

18 February 1981
Three young girls who are on probation are being coerced by their probation officer to help him extort men who came to town looking for a little action from young girls. One of the girls' mother suspects something's going on hires Dan to find out and help them.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Morgan Woodward ... Kurt Stryker

Jeff Cooper ... Mike Kier

Morgan Most ... Allison White (as Morgan Hart)

Lonny Chapman ... James Rayborn

Clive Revill ... Anthony Belmont
Amy Gibson ... Angie Wilson
Austin Willis ... Warren Michaels
Karrie Emerson ... Beth Morrison
Daniel Christian ... Lester
Dolores Mann ... Katherine Wilson

Season 3, Episode 13: Heist

25 February 1981
After the D.I. death of 2 security guards, 1 of whom was very close to Roth, in an effort to tighten security, Roth hires Dan to put together the team of his choice to try and knock off any of his 5 casinos. Slick is paying $25,000.00 each.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Tony Curtis ... Roth

James MacArthur ... Jerry Lang

Richard Bakalyan ... Freddie 'Fingers' (as Dick Bakalyan)

Joe E. Tata ... Vinnie Rilato

Tiffany Bolling ... Madeline

Werner Klemperer ... Siegfried Klaus
Burton Cohen ... Himself (as Burt Cohen)
Monte Levine ... Himself
Chase Cordell ... Delaney
Haven Earle Haley ... Joseph Roth
Leo Needham ... Guard

Season 3, Episode 14: No Way to Treat a Victim

4 March 1981
A masked man kidnaps and rapes Bea's friend Lisa and Lisa thinks her boyfriend was killed in the attack. More attacks happen. Bea feels responsible and asks Dan to help.

Season 3, Episode 15: Time Bomb

11 March 1981
A couple of men who know Binzer are staying at the hotel and when they see they jump him, Dan tries to help but they get away. Binzer tells Dan he doesn't know them. Later they show up at Binzer's place and it seems that a few years ago Binzer helped them rob someone and they were caught and were sent to prison for three years and Binzer got away with the money. Binzer claims that he lost the money but they don't believe him. They tell Binzer to get the money or else they'll turn him in for being an accomplice in the robbery.

Season 3, Episode 16: Out of Sight

18 March 1981
Two men grab Dan out of his place and take him to the desert where they try to kill him but Dan tries to get away but is shot. When Dan is found and taken to the hospital. When he wakes up, he discovers he's blind. Dan thinks that the case he was currently working on, wherein an oilman suspects another oilman whom he is competition for some oil leases, is mobbed up, is why someone tried to kill him, because it looks like a mob hit. And later one of the doctors at the hospital tells Dan than his blindness was not caused by the gun shot. The doctor thinks it could be psychological which Dan doesn't believe.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis
Mickey Gilbert ... Internist

Harry Guardino ... John Varga
Alex Henteloff ... Specialist

John Karlen ... Geddes

William Lucking ... George Benton (as Bill Lucking)
Lynne Marta ... Dr. Lutness

Ed Nelson ... Phillip Landauer

Season 3, Episode 17: Set Up

25 March 1981
Nelson gets a call from one of his informants who asks Nelson to meet him. Nelson goes there and finds the man dead, that's when someone knocks him out. He then takes out Nelson's gun and puts another one in his hands. He then goes out and tampers with the phone and Nelson's radio. When Nelson wakes up he tries to call but can't, he then tries to use the radio but couldn't also. So he drives of. When he returns he finds police cars already there. An investigation ensues and they discover that it was Nelson's gun that was used to kill the man. Nelson says he was set up. Dan tries to help and finds out what happened to the phone and his radio. Nelson asks around and gets a lead on a private investigator, so he goes to see his employer a lawyer. The man doesn't tell him much because he's the one behind the whole thing. It seems like he wanted to stop one of Nelson's investigations.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Simon Oakland ... Eddie Miller

David Sheiner ... Capt. Frank Smith

Sybil Danning ... Eva Swenson

Richard Basehart ... J. Terrance Wainwright
Leigh Christian ... Ann Nolan (as Leigh Christian Aleman)
Pepper Davis ... Manny
Bebe Kelly ... Harriet Corners
Douglas Hume ... Mel (as Doug Hume)
Vivian Ford ... Sue Adams
Frank Arno ... Alex Barr
Paul Sorensen ... Captain #1

Season 3, Episode 18: The Killing

15 April 1981
A couple (Pamela Franklin and Lew Ayers) are at their wedding anniversary. 2 masked men rob the restaurant, and then machine gun all the patrons.

Season 3, Episode 19: Seek and Destroy

22 April 1981
A Russian who was testing a new fighter plane decides to defect and goes to Las Vegas and lands at the nearby military base. One of the bases intelligence men is contacted by an informant who tells him that the Russians have mobilized a team to take out the pilot and the plane. He learns one of the members of the team is a Las Vegas based private investigator who's an explosive expert. So he calls Dan to help him. Before he can meet Dan the men grab him and his contact and take them away. They are later found killed in a car accident which Dan claims is not true. Dan is later taken to the base who fills in on the Commanding officer what his friend told him and that he wants to help. So Dan tries to find the man his friend wants him to find. Can he find them before they make their move.

Season 3, Episode 20: Dead Ringer

29 April 1981
Someone sent Wayne Newton a message saying he is a fake and if he continues to perform he will die. So Wayne calls Dan and tries to find out who this guy is.

Season 3, Episode 21: French Twist

6 May 1981
French detective Rambeua (Louis Jourdan) returns to investigate male escorts, including Randolph Mantooth. He stays with Dan and Bea dates Mantooth.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Louis Jourdan ... Nicholas Rambeau

Edd Byrnes ... Billy Brogan
Neile Adams ... Monique Duvalier (as Neile McQueen)

Randolph Mantooth ... Todd Peterson

Lloyd Bochner ... Alexander Waverly

Gary Dubin ... Cab Driver
Tony Epper ... James Thorton
Chase Cordell ... Man #1

Craig Vincent ... Man #3

Season 3, Episode 22: Judgement Pronouced

27 May 1981
A criminal just as he is leaving the courthouse with his lawyer, after beating another rap, is shot by a man driving a car like Dan's and dressed like Dan. Dan is brought in and he can't account for his whereabouts at the time of the shooting. When the witness can't make a positive id, Dan's released and he tries to find out who's impersonating him. Later another criminal is killed and this time the witness says it's Dan.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Alan Feinstein ... Warner Ramsey
Tom Urich ... T. Earl Townsend
David Healy ... Roger Pulaski

Michael D. Roberts ... Himself
Paul Tuerpe ... Walter

Byron Morrow ... Charles Trask
Eddie Zammit ... Juan Lupino (as Edward Zammit)

Cassandra Gava ... Tatiana (as Cassandra Gaviola)
Douglas Hume ... Sheriff (as Doug Hume)
Robert Hackman ... Jerry
Dolores Aguirre ... Celita
John Fitzpatrick ... Reporter

Season 3, Episode 23: Nightmare Come True

3 June 1981
At the insistence of worried parents, Dan teams up with a beautiful psychic, Cynthia Jennnings (Cristina Ferrare) to find their kidnapped daughter (Karlene Crockett). Ransom is 2 million in diamonds. Binzer tries to help Bea go on a diet.

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis

Cristina Ferrare ... Cynthia Jennings
James Luisi ... Karl Larson

Jacqueline Scott ... Louise Cornell

Tim O'Connor ... Michael Pierce

Frank Marth ... Tom Cornell
Karlene Crockett ... Kristie Cornell
Tim Donnelly ... Sears

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