Manimal: Season 1, Episode 1

Manimal (30 Sep. 1983)

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Jonathan Chase is a British college professor at New York University who has the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal he wants. He decides to use his power to assist the New... See full summary »

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Lloyd Bochner ...
Jordon
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Drew
Wynn Irwin ...
Simmons
George Loros ...
Hollister
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Col. Hunt
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Bum
Robert Carricart ...
Old man
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Kramer
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Jonathan Chase is a British college professor at New York University who has the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal he wants. He decides to use his power to assist the New York Police Department in solving unusual crimes, and in this series pilot, he teams up with cute cop Brooke and war buddy Ty to stop some terrorists from stealing a supply of toxic gas. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The character of Ty Earl was played by Glynn Turman in the pilot but would later be reprised by actor Michael D. Roberts for the rest of the series. No explanation was ever given for this change of cast. See more »

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At the end, when the black panther (Jonathan Chase transformed) is untying Brooke, the 2nd close-up on the hands shows that the person is facing the panther but Brooke has her hands tied behind her back, against the post. See more »

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Edited into Automan: Automan (1983) See more »

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Written by Michael Jackson
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can't believe this show wasn't a hit in the u.k.!
27 October 2004 | by (durham,england) – See all my reviews

I loved this film and the all too brief TV series that followed. A dashing hero in the form of gorgeous actor Simon MacCorkindale, a Professor with the unusual ability to be able to transform himself into a various variety of animals in order to fight crime. The story lines were good, the acting superb, the overall show, GREAT! I thoroughly enjoyed this film and the series that ran for a short time and would fully recommend it to all. So if you have the chance to watch this film, go ahead, especially for those Simon MacCorkindale fans. Hope you enjoy this film as much as I did.


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