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Release Date:
7 March 1983 (USA) See more »
Nick Small and Chip Frye were a private-eye team with a twist. Frye had the ability to shrink to six inches in height... See more »
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no "small fry" performances, great show! See more (1 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 7)

Darren McGavin ... Nick Small (6 episodes, 1983)

Jack Blessing ... Chip Frye (6 episodes, 1983)

Dick Wilson ... Bar Fly (4 episodes, 1983)

Victoria Carroll ... Vicki (3 episodes, 1983)
Debbie Zipp ... Phoebe Small (2 episodes, 1983)

Series Directed by
John Bowab (1 episode, 1983)
Charles S. Dubin (1 episode, 1983)
Edward H. Feldman (1 episode, 1983)
Mel Ferber (1 episode, 1983)
Leslie H. Martinson (1 episode, 1983)
James Sheldon (1 episode, 1983)
Series Writing credits
Nick Arnold (4 episodes, 1983)

Series Original Music by
Dennis McCarthy (6 episodes, 1983)
Series Makeup Department
Julia L. Walker .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Paul Wurtzel .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victoria E. Rhodes .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1983)

Christopher Disney Miller .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Doug Metzger .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Peter Anderson .... visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 1983)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Boles .... gaffer (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

30 min (6 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
no "small fry" performances, great show!, 25 November 2001
Author: curly-17 from United States

This TV series was about the exploits of two seedy detectives: Nick Small (Darren McGavin) and his partner Chip Frye (Jack Blessing). Frye had the superpower to shrink down to 6 inches in height, due to a freak lab accident-- sometimes this shrinking ability helped when he was working on his cases, sometimes not. This pair of Private Eyes investigated pollutants for a nature-loving client. The series appeared on CBS, from March 7, 1983 - June 15, 1983. There were 6 episodes-- 1) Pilot episode 2) "The Case of the Concerned Husband" 3) "The Case of the Street of Silence" 4) "Schlockty Too" 5) "Endangered Detectives" 6) "Fiddler on the Hoof"

One New York reviewer wrote: "Albert Salmi was the guest star in episode #5 of 'Small & Frye'. Albert was easily the most enjoyable highlight of this short-lived TV series, which featured his real-life pal Darren McGavin."

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