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Release Date:
14 March 1980 (USA) See more »
Short lived comedy about construction workers enjoying themselves. The crew was all male except for Lucy... See more »
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patty simcox,susan buckner???either one ,what a babe!!! See more (2 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 9)
Dolph Sweet ... Norm Jenkins (9 episodes, 1980)

Douglas Barr ... Buzz Dillard (9 episodes, 1980)

Susan Buckner ... Lucy Davis (9 episodes, 1980)

Philip Brown ... Randy Hartford (9 episodes, 1980)

Tim Rossovich ... Martin 'Hunk' Kincaid (9 episodes, 1980)

Sue Ane Langdon ... Darlene (6 episodes, 1980)
Gary Allen ... Hanrahan / ... (4 episodes, 1980)

Series Directed by
Christian I. Nyby II (1 episode, 1980)

Edward Parone (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Chuck Gordon (1 episode, 1980)
Tom Kartozian (1 episode, 1980)
Robert Sherman (1 episode, 1980)

Series Produced by
Norman Chandler Fox .... associate producer (1 episode, 1980)
Rick Husky .... supervising producer (1 episode, 1980)
Carroll Newman .... producer (1 episode, 1980)
Gerald Sanford .... producer (1 episode, 1980)
Series Original Music by
Mark Snow (1 episode, 1980)
Series Cinematography by
Emil Oster (1 episode, 1980)
Series Film Editing by
Ralph Schoenfeld (1 episode, 1980)
Harvey Stambler (1 episode, 1980)
Series Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster (1 episode, 1980)
Series Production Design by
David L. Snyder (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Richard B. Lewis (1 episode, 1980)
Series Set Decoration by
James Ira Colburn (1 episode, 1980)
Series Costume Design by
Charles Waldo (1 episode, 1980)
Series Makeup Department
Dale Miller .... key hair stylist (3 episodes, 1980)
Series Production Management
Sam Freedle .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1980)
Robert J. Koster .... production manager (1 episode, 1980)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David L. Beanes .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1980)
Ronald Martinez .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1980)
Series Sound Department
Thomas McMullen .... sound effects editor (1 episode, 1980)
John Oliver .... sound (1 episode, 1980)
Series Stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunt coordinator / stunts (4 episodes, 1980)

Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jean Coulter .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera: "b"camera, steadicam (1 episode, 1980)
Series Casting Department
Toni Howard .... casting associate (1 episode, 1980)
Nancy Klopper .... casting associate (1 episode, 1980)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gregory B. Peña .... daily set costumer (3 episodes, 1980)
Series Music Department
Mary-Ann Leikin .... theme music: lyricist (1 episode, 1980)
Ted Roberts .... music editor (1 episode, 1980)
Mark Snow .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 1980)
The Sweet Inspirations .... theme music performed by (1 episode, 1980)
Jerry Whitman .... theme music performed by (1 episode, 1980)
Series Other crew
Chuck Gordon .... creative consultant (1 episode, 1980)
Michael Hamilton .... main title design (1 episode, 1980)
Tom Kartozian .... creative consultant (1 episode, 1980)
Rick Mittleman .... executive script consultant (1 episode, 1980)
Rudy Monroy .... technical advisor (1 episode, 1980)

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60 min (6 episodes)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
patty simcox,susan buckner???either one ,what a babe!!!, 10 February 2005
Author: surlygreaser from portland, me, u.s.a.

i only remember watching this show because it had susan buckner in it,who i had see play 'patty simcox' in 'grease' a few years before and i thought she was incredibly sexy. i remember the show being extremely inane and in dyer need of better comedy writers and better plots,but that did'nt stop me from tuning every week for about a month or so,to oggle and drool over the sumptuous miss buckner in an array of skin tight jeans,skin tight tops,work boots and a hard hat lolling the shows worksite. i remember the show being about a crew of comical misfits causing there bosses furrowed brows and red faces over there shenanigans over the span of a half hour. but alas the show wasn't good enough to generate much more from me other than a passing yen for the buxom miss buckner. to bad though,she was really quite hot.

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