Vega$: Season 1, Episode 0

High Roller (25 Apr. 1978)

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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.

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Harlon Twoleaf
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Costigan
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Nate Stephanson
Elissa Leeds ...
Marilyn
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Loretta Ochs
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Johnny Crystal
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Rosie
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Merle Ochs
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Lt. George Nelson
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Johnnie Collins III
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Las Vegas private eye Dan Tanna, who parks his red '57 Thunderbird convertible in the living room of his home/office, investigates the murder of a teenage prostitute, while finding plenty of time to prevent a conman from fleecing a casino, bodyguard a nightclub entertainer, and buy a birthday gift for his secretary's daughter. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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In the pilot, Greg Morris' character is Lt. George Nelson but in the series he becomes Lt. Dave Nelson. See more »

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One of the best detective series ever.
29 March 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Robert Urich was perfect as Dan Tanna, and Greg Morris as Lt. Nelson, Will Sampson as Harlin Twoleafs and Bart Braverman as Binzer are also well-cast and play interesting characters. Phyllis Davis, who plays Tanna's secretary, Bea Travis, was probably a beauty in her prime, but she was far past that stage in this series and was a little silly in her part-time role as a showgirl. Judy Landers' character, Angie Turner was too foolish for comment.

The notion of a private detective driving anything as conspicuous as a red '56 T-bird is ridiculous, but it fit Dan Tanna's personality so well that the viewer could easily accept it. The various cars driven by Binzer fit his personality also, as did Twoleaf's dirty pickup.

The plots weren't great, but most were good enough to be interesting, and the Las Vegas scenery, both inside and outside the casinos added to the viewing pleasure. One could drool over the idea of staying in one of the Desert Inn's two story suites.

Anytime reruns of this come on, tape them to view at your leisure.


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