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29 September 1979 (USA) See more »
Woody Paris, police captain and loving husband, leads his team of detectives through the black and white and gray that constitutes the world of law and order. Full summary »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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A brief but magnificent James Earl Jones show See more (1 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 8)

James Earl Jones ... Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Lee Chamberlin ... Barbara Paris (13 episodes, 1979-1980)

Hank Garrett ... Deputy Chief Jerome Bench (13 episodes, 1979-1980)

Cecilia Hart ... Stacey Erickson (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jake Mitchell ... Charlie Bogart (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Frank Ramírez ... Ernie Villas (13 episodes, 1979-1980)

Michael Warren ... Willie Miller (13 episodes, 1979-1980)

Series Directed by
Georg Stanford Brown (1 episode, 1979)
Jackie Cooper (1 episode, 1979)
Arnold Laven (1 episode, 1979)
Alex March (1 episode, 1979)
Jerry McNeely (1 episode, 1979)
Alexander Singer (1 episode, 1979)

Alf Kjellin (unknown episodes)
Victor Lobl (unknown episodes)
Bruce Paltrow (unknown episodes)
Alan Rachins (unknown episodes)
Jack Starrett (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Steven Bochco (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Edward DeBlasio (2 episodes, 1979)

Larry Alexander (unknown episodes)
Allan Cole (unknown episodes)
Irv Pearlberg (unknown episodes)
Del Reisman (unknown episodes)
David Solomon (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
David Anspaugh .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Steven Bochco .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Edward DeBlasio .... producer (unknown episodes)
Gregory Hoblit .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Fred Karlin (1 episode, 1979)
Series Cinematography by
Robert C. Moreno (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Lee Burch (unknown episodes)
Tony de Zarraga (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Richard Berger (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair department head (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Ralph Burris .... unit production manager (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Series Art Department
Eric A. Hulett .... set dresser (9 episodes, 1979-1980)
Series Music Department
Fred Karlin .... composer: end title theme (12 episodes, 1979-1980)

Curt Sobel .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Burton Armus .... executive story consultant (unknown episodes)
Maria Lease .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

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60 min (12 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

James Earl Jones met his future wife Cecilia Hart while working on this show. They married in 1982, three years after the show was cancelled.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) (TV)See more »


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A brief but magnificent James Earl Jones show, 3 July 2016
Author: q_leo_rahman from Zambia

Any feature that stars the stellar actor James Earl Jones makes for a great watch, no matter how obscure or brief that feature is. This feature was Jones' first TV show, and it aired around the time he was skyrocketing with the success of Star Wars.

Jones plays police captain Woody Paris, an officer who must tread a razor's edge between pursuing criminals and being tied down by orders from less-than-moral superiors. Jones plays Paris magnificently, bringing out his passion and drive for upholding order, yet also showing his warmth and humanity. While Jones carries the whole show, he is given adequate support from a supporting cast who do well in their roles without getting overshadowed; special mention must be given to Lee Chamberlain, who plays Paris's wife with grace and charm.

The only real issue the show has is that it's too similar to other cop shows. But then, it only lasted one season and never really had a chance to develop its own identity. Still, what basic stories are told are done well with excellent drama and entertainment.

Give this show a view whenever you get the opportunity to do so. It's a great Jones show.

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