Manimal (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
Del Hinkley ...
Maitre D'
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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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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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30 September 1983 (USA)  »

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The 90 minute pilot, directed by Russ Mayberry, aired on NBC, on September 30, 1983, opposite CBS's "Dallas", a ratings juggernaut . "Manimal" was canceled after 8 episodes were broadcast. NBC had campaigned a pre-must see TV at NBC experimenting with sheer high concept fare as programming like "Knight Rider" and the "A Team" shows to see what would stick in their programming line-up. TV Guide ranked "Manimal" #15 on their list of 50 worst TV Shows of all time in 2002. See more »

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Whenever Jonathan turned into a bird his hands became talons. His feet should have turned into talons and his hands and arms to wings. See more »

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Never Gonna Let You Go
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Written by Sérgio Mendes
Performed by Joe Pizzulo and Leza Miller
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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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