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Release Date:
25 September 1979 (USA) See more »
Vince and Ross are suburban Los Angeles teenagers enjoying disco, surfing, cars and the rest of the Southern California lifestyle. Musical Vince runs an underground radio station and mechanical Ross is into custom cars.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 5)

Lorenzo Lamas ... Rick (10 episodes, 1979)

Marc McClure ... Ross Whitman (10 episodes, 1979)
Jimmy McNichol ... Vince Butler (10 episodes, 1979)
Michele Tobin ... Laurie Newman (10 episodes, 1979)

Series Directed by
Alan Myerson (2 episodes, 1979)
Series Writing credits
Dan Polier Jr. (2 episodes, 1979)

Series Produced by
Joseph Bonaduce .... producer (unknown episodes)
Ric de Azevedo .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Harvey Frand .... producer (unknown episodes)
Paul R. Picard .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Lee Sheldon .... producer (unknown episodes)
Mel Swope .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Harry Betts (6 episodes, 1979)
Series Film Editing by
John Farrell (unknown episodes)
Chuck Montgomery (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Don Marando (1 episode, 1979)

Patricia Van Ryker (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Don Marando .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1979)
Series Production Management
Joan Carson .... production manager (1 episode, 1979)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mel Swope .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Jerry Jacobson .... adr supervisor (9 episodes, 1979)

Martin Raymond Bolger .... sound mixer (unknown episodes, 1979)
Series Special Effects by
Kent D'Huet .... special effects coordinator (3 episodes, 1979)
Series Stunts
Steve Walters .... stunt performer (1 episode, 1979)
Series Other crew
Terrence McDonnell .... story editor (10 episodes, 1979)
Rebecca Ayers .... production secretary (4 episodes, 1979)

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60 min (10 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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13 segments were produced,but only 10 aired before CBS gave the order to pull the plug in mid-December 1979.See more »


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California Fever down under..., 12 September 2006
Author: kaosdesign from New Zealand

Yes we got the California Fever TV series down in New Zealand in 1979-80. I was 12 yrs old and realised there was no God in the universe when we saw 16 yr old kids in the US driving hotted up cars like that to school. Vinnie had a metalflake painted '70 Firebird with fat cragars, Ross had the customised Ford van which was later replaced with some kind of mad max lookin' 4x4, Laurie had a beat up 69 fastback Mustang. The 4 on the floor kids hung out at Ricks Place (Lorenzo Lamas) which looked to be shot at Newport Beach by the wharf. Was there a year or 2 ago, wondered if it was the location, good ice creams there anyway. Pretty straight line show story and acting wise, young disco bunnies (hehe) cool cars, lamo bands etc. However had an appealing cheese factor, and a couple of believable actors cast. Would be keen to see again as was a great time capsule for the times... flare kitted vans, disco, polyester tees, beaches, crusin, even some illegal drag racing. Like Chips they would always be helping out some poor sod, and squeezing in the latest California fad every episode. Would particularly like to see the first episode (may have been the pilot) which featured some authentic cruise night footage which may have been shot on Sunset or Van Vuys, was hoping for more of that action throughout the series. Appeared to capture the perception of the southern Cali vibe of the late 70's. Deserves 8 out of 10 just for petrolhead appeal.

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