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"Riptide" (1984) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1 | 2 | 3
Year: 1984 | 1985 | 1986


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

3 January 1984
Nick Ryder and Cody Allen leave their former employment, taking tourists on trips by helicopter or by boat, and start their own private detective agency. Things aren't going to well at first, but their luck changes when they bring in old Vietnam buddy and computer geek, Murray "Buzz" Bozinski. Together they try to clear the only survivor of a ship that got blown up of smuggling charges and involvement in the crime.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Anne Francis ... Mama Jo

Karen Kopins ... Kimba Hall
Robert Viharo ... Mike Santana

Patrick Dollaghan ... Dex Dexter
Jack Ging ... Lt. Quinlan

Gianni Russo ... Straightaway

Marla Heasley ... Chrystal White

Eugene Butler ... Tyler
Lee Patterson ... Mr. Dylan

Francis X. McCarthy (as Frank McCarthy)
Ray Girardin (as Ray Cirardin)
Robin Evans ... Tammy
Ingrid Anderson

Patrika Darbo ... Mildred Stubowitz

Greg Lewis ... Sherm Kline
Dave Adams ... Arnold Stein

Marneen Fields ... Pauline (uncredited)
Dick Ziker ... Thug (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: Conflict of Interest

10 January 1984
A girl whom Cody dated. runs away from her husband and goes to the boat looking for him. But they're not there but Murray is and he offers to help her. Nick and Cody are taken to her husband by his men who tells them to find her. Later when they meet, she tells them that her husband is planning to kill Quinlan. And when they tell him, he refuses to believe them.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Anne Francis ... Mama Jo
Kristen Meadows ... Tina Brazil

Robert Desiderio ... Ricky Brazil
Bill Overton ... Sgt. Dave Myers
Eli Cummins ... Kenny
Jack Ging ... Lt. Quinlan

Gianni Russo ... Straightaway
Charles Hyman ... Mitch (as Charles H. Hyman)
Mary Ingersoll ... Anchorwoman
Tony Epper ... Sid (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 3: Somebody's Killing the Great Geeks of America

17 January 1984
An attempt is made on Natalie Kramer's life and her associates in the so-called brain trust group have already been assasinated. The Riptide agency helps out, but Nick shares a complicated relationship with her as the two totally different personalities were in high school together.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Anne Francis ... Mama Jo

Cindy Pickett ... Natalie Kramer
Jack Ging ... Lt. Quinlan
Joe Michael Terry ... Bennett
Rodney Kageyama
Jeffrey Lampert
Vahan Moosekian
Pat Dixon ... Woman

Paul Eiding ... Phil

John Gowans ... Oliver (as John D. Gowans)

Cynthia Harrison ... Irene

Terry Burns ... Police Officer
John Brandon ... Security Guard

Rosalind Allen ... Waitress (as Rosalind Ingledew)

Season 1, Episode 4: Hatchet Job

31 January 1984
Although happy at first that a client found their way to their detective agency, the boys quickly discover she's an escapee from a mental institution who doesn't remember if she actually committed the crime, stabbing her abusive husband, for which she was put in the asylum for.

Season 1, Episode 5: The Mean Green Love Machine

7 February 1984


Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Anne Francis ... Mama Jo

Mary-Margaret Humes ... Dee Dee
Tamara Stafford ... Brandy Preston

Sam Scarber ... Buzz
Robert Sampson ... Lane Preston
James Luisi ... Uptown Bill Brown
Ismael 'East' Carlo ... Bartender (as Ismael Carlo)
Bruce Tuthill ... Bob

Season 1, Episode 6: Diamonds Are for Never

21 February 1984


Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Anne Francis ... Mama Jo
Kathryn Witt ... Connie Moreci
Peter Hobbs ... Arthur Truman
Pepper Martin ... George Bobbitt

John Anderson ... Walter Truman
Robin Evans ... Tammy
K.C. Winkler ... Bambi
Maurice Sneed ... Encyclopedia Salesman
Jason Edwards

Jeanette Miller ... Aunt Nellie
Adele K. West ... Reporter (as Adele West)
Kim Terry ... Stewardess

Season 1, Episode 7: The Hardcase

28 February 1984


Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Marsha Warfield ... Max

William Smith ... Carter Chapman

Kelly Preston ... Sherry Meyers

Paul Gleason ... Detective Hallins
Jeffrey Josephson ... Davey Chapman
Joshua Bryant ... Dr. Robert Atkins
Jack Ging ... Lt. Quinlan
Robin Evans ... Tammy
K.C. Winkler ... Bambi
Karl Johnson
Lew Saunders

Lewis Arquette ... Sidney Gorman
James Edgcomb

Ken Lerner ... Officer Kern

Xander Berkeley ... Taxi Driver

Season 1, Episode 8: Four-Eyes

6 March 1984
The boys are hired by a guy to keep tabs on his wife. It seems he wants to divorce her and he wants ammo to avoid giving her alimony. When the man turns up dead, his wife is the prime suspect. The guys meet a couple of female private eyes who were hired by the wife to see if her husband is hiding any assets. While they're all in agreement that she didn't do it they try to find who did.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Stepfanie Kramer ... Tracy
D.D. Howard ... Jane
Danny Wells ... Myron Bell
Michael Baseleon ... Roger Ramsdale
Joan Freeman ... Joan Ramsdale

Mary Beth Evans ... Ellie Thompkins

Craig Littler ... Craig Walters
Jack Ging ... Lt. Quinlan

Margo Kelly ... Hostess
Linda McClure ... La Maze Instructor

Troy Evans ... Cop

Carl Irwin ... Man in Chopper

Season 1, Episode 9: #1 with a Bullet

20 March 1984
When a music star is killed in a car accident and the equally famous passenger gets injured, the Riptide agency gets hired by his fanclub to deliver flowers to his hospital bed. Soon however, they learn that somebody is still intending to put his lights out.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Marsha Warfield ... Max

Edward Winter ... Alan Singer

Brant von Hoffman ... Dell Turner (as Brant Van Hoffman)
Kelbe Nugent ... Elizabeth Baker

Murphy Cross ... Candy Lane
Reid Smith ... Chip Ross
Peter Leeds
Jack Ging ... Lt. Quinlan

Ted Sorel ... Dr. Baronson
Mary Betten

Brian Libby ... Bob
Jack Shea
G. Rockett Phillips ... Hot Dog Pete (as Gary Huston Phillips)

Richard Kuhlman

Fred Lerner ... Guard

Chuck Bowman ... Announcer

Season 1, Episode 10: Long Distance Daddy

27 March 1984


Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Marsha Warfield ... Max
Doug France ... Mean Mick Matthews
Frank Annese ... Stu Pittman

Marshall R. Teague ... Mack (as Marshall Teague)
Dean Wein
John Louie ... Chin Lee

David Graf ... Marty Valentine
Jack Ging ... Lt. Quinlan

Joseph Sirola ... Sam Valentine
Julia Kono ... Mai
Bobby Kelton

Tony Ciccone ... Flight Mechanic

James Emery

Season 1, Episode 11: Double Your Pleasure

3 April 1984


Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Marta DuBois ... Sheila / Marcy Hayward

Ron Karabatsos ... Barney
Jack Ging ... Lt. Quinlan

Dennis Franz ... Earl Bertane
Eric Server ... Mac
Deborah Richter (as Debi Richter)
Robert Rothwell

Sandra de Bruin ... Beatrice

Ellen Crawford
Julia Benjamin ... Nurse Fiske
Doug MacHugh ... Officer (as Douglas MacHugh)
Gene LeBell ... Thug (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 12: Raiders of the Lost Sub

15 May 1984


Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Marsha Warfield ... Max
Steven Keats ... Ted Cardwell

Geena Davis ... Dr. Melba Bozinsky

Stefan Gierasch ... Heinrich Von Schlauser

Lance Henriksen ... John McMasters
Jack Ging ... Lt. Quinlan

Season 1, Episode 13: Something Fishy

22 May 1984


Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Elyssa Davalos ... Jody Kremer
Anthony Charnota

Christopher McDonald ... Dennis
Victor Mohica
Jack Ging ... Lt. Quinlan

Morgan Most ... Lisa - Diving Shop Assistant (as Morgan Hart)

Judd Omen
Kerrie Cullen ... Lacy

Debby Porter ... Mitzi

Allan Graf ... Thug (uncredited)

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Where the Girls Are

2 October 1984
One of nicks old school pals (Marion) and her two friends visit to get away from their mid-west cold weather and get some sun and fun. But the girls are soon a target of kidnappers who are Marion's fathers money.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Ken Olandt ... Kirk Dooley

Daphne Ashbrook ... Portland Reed

Alex McArthur ... Tony DeVito

Claudia Christian ... Marion Gordon

Juliana Donald ... Heather Price

George Clooney ... Lenny Colwell
Jack Ging ... Lt. Quinlan

Don Stark
Warren Davis (as J. Warren Davis)

Charlie Dell
Yves André Martin ... Karch Conners (as Yves Andre Martin)

Bob Hilgenberg ... Blake Taylor (as Robert Destri)

Robert Craighead ... Dirk Westgate

Season 2, Episode 2: The Orange Grove

16 October 1984
An army general they befriended in Vietnam, is suspected of dealing cocaine, and the boys are pressured by the FBI to Lure him out.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Ken Olandt ... Kirk Dooley

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Brigadier General Doug 'Pittbull' Johnson

Kurtwood Smith ... Agent Merl Wilson

Stanley Kamel ... Inspector Mike Sharp / Colonel Davidson

Al White ... Agent Eugene Smith
Jack Ging ... Lt. Ted Quinlan

Michael Swan ... Ridderhouse
Arnold F. Turner (as Arnold Turner)

Allan Graf ... Smith

Clint Carmichael ... Soldier (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 3: Catch of the Day

23 October 1984

Season 2, Episode 4: Mirage

30 October 1984
One of Murray's students asks his help to get away from her abusive husband. He agrees to help the beautiful woman, but soon finds out she is not as innocent as she appears to be.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky
Adam Ageli

Kabir Bedi ... Ahmed Kamal
Brendon Blincoe ... Tough kid
Jack Ging ... Lt. Ted Quinlan
Eric Goldner ... Reshid
Wendy Kilbourne ... Stephanie Anne Davidson / Harper / Delgado / Kamal

Randy Powell ... Pierre Milan (as Randolph Powell)

Jacqueline Scott ... Wanda Wise

Season 2, Episode 5: Beat the Box

13 November 1984
Murray's lie detector causes aggrevation for Nick and Cody, but also proves quite helpful when a writer they are hired to protect jumps from a high building.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Ken Olandt ... Kirk Dooley

Ray Wise ... Les Carter

Joan Sweeny ... Jessie Wells
William Traylor ... General Thomas Walker

Sal Viscuso
Jack Hogan ... Karl Novack
Jack Ging ... Lt. Quinlan
Geof Prysirr ... Eastern Agent
Larry Gilman ... Eastern Agent

Robert O'Reilly ... Eastern Agent
Karl Held ... Brock Billings (as Carl Held)
Sandy Berumen ... Gina
Bruce Tuthill ... Guard

Season 2, Episode 6: Father's Day

20 November 1984
The guys are asked by a priest to help a young single mother. They eventually learn that the father is a high ranking police man who is in line to be Chief. But they also learn that he is in the pocket of a mobster, who intends to use him to keep the cops at bay but fears that if this got out, it would blow his chances to be Chief, so they are trying to get rid of her.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky
Jack Ging ... Lt. Ted Quinlan

Charles Cooper ... Jimmy Holland

Paul Gleason ... Commander Phillip Everitt

Dennis Haysbert ... Odell

Sherry Hursey ... Cheryl Watson
Robert Logan ... Father Bob

Ken Olandt ... Kirk Dooley

Liz Sheridan ... Everitt's Secretary
Elaine Wilkes ... Patricia

Season 2, Episode 7: Be True to Your School

27 November 1984
When Nick goes to his high school reunion, some men shoot up the place. He later learns that some of his classmates and a teacher are involved in illegal activities. And that they encroached into the territory of a criminal who was the one who shot up the reunion. And when one of them is killed, they agree to give in but one of them refuses to give in. And when they disappear, Nick sets out to find them and take them down.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Bart Braverman ... Flight Bag

Mark Harrison ... Deke Martin

Sam J. Jones ... Rick Beeber (as Sam Jones)
Gerard Prendergast ... Clark Cranston (as Gerald Pendergast)

Barbara Whinnery ... Janice Simpkins

Season 2, Episode 8: It's a Vial Sort of Business

4 December 1984
The guys are hired by a couple who are concerned that their son who was going to college dropped out and went to work in a fast food restaurant. They eventually find him and some men shoot at them. They wonder why. But they later learn it has nothing to do with the case but with Dooley.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky
Jason Bernard ... Mr. Collins
Joe Dorsey ... Janice Simpkins

Alan Fudge ... McMurty

Clarence Gilyard Jr. ... William Collins
Kim Hamilton ... Mrs. Collins
Vince McKewin

Ken Olandt ... Dooley

Season 2, Episode 9: Peter Pan Is Alive and Well

11 December 1984
When the Riptide agency is hired to catch a thief in a luxerous beach club, they come across an old lifeguard pal of cody's. But it's his life which has to be guarded after he gets in a heap of trouble thanks to his playboy lifestyle.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Peter Brown ... Fred Cushing

Fionnula Flanagan ... Melissa Belancourt

Lynn Herring ... Lizzie Jackson
Tom McGreevy ... Edward Steiger (as Thomas MacGreevy)
Beth Miller ... Candice

Ken Olandt ... Kirk Dooley
Jonathan Perpich ... Byron Monk

Robyn Peterson
Steve Tannen

Season 2, Episode 10: Catch a Fallen Star

18 December 1984

Season 2, Episode 11: Gams People Play

8 January 1985
A woman entering a beauty contest is threathened by an unknown adversary and the Riptide boys are hired to catch this person. Just when they find out his identity, the man is found dead and the woman is the prime suspect in his murder case.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Ken Olandt ... Kirk Dooley

Bill Macy ... Chuck Davis

Rod McCary ... Eddie Caruthers
Kelly Ann Conn ... Charlene West
Bridget Hanley
Jack Ging ... Lt. Ted Quinlan
Gene Rayburn ... Himself
Bob Eubanks ... Himself

Dennis A. Pratt (as Dennis Pratt)

Mindi Iden ... Whitney
Lisa Bowman ... Choreographer
Lesa Lee ... Paula Anderson
Gina Landau ... Singing Contestant
Edy Roberts ... Older Contestant
Michael Holm ... Young Cop

Season 2, Episode 12: Prisoner of War

15 January 1985
Nick's new girlfriend runs away after witnessing a pedestrian get run over with deadly consequences.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Glynn Turman ... Tyrone Diamond

Nancy Stafford ... Lt. Peggy Burke
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Blademan
Anthony James ... The Reverend

Eve Roberts

Bill Quinn (as William Quinn)
Jack Ging ... Lt. Ted Quinlan
Yung Sun
Adam Mills ... Lifeguard

Jeff Austin ... Cop #1
Michele Winding ... Hooker

Season 2, Episode 13: Baxter and Boz

22 January 1985


Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Ken Olandt ... Kirk Dooley

John Astin ... Baxter Bernard

James Sloyan ... Stanley Weston
Kenneth Gray ... Brady
Clara Perryman ... Pat Wolfson

Ann Turkel ... Chopper Pilot Denise McKean
James Hornbeck
Lou Felder

Teri Ann Linn ... Barefoot Contessa Crewmember
Phil Hoover

Nick Hardin ... Army Jockey (as Nick Mariano)
Raymond Fitzpatrick ... Guard
Frank Wagner ... Chef
Ben Jurand ... Heavy #1 (as Benjamin Jurand)

Season 2, Episode 14: Curse of the Mary Aberdeen

29 January 1985
A man who is supposed to be dead for eighteen years, hires the Riptide boys to find the Mary Aberdeen "before it kills again". Things get even more spooky when it turns out this boat is actually Cody's Riptide.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Ken Olandt ... Kirk Dooley

Richard Lynch ... Martin Stonewall

Bert Freed ... Jessup Taylor

Jack Riley

John Sanderford
Jeff Osterhage (as Jeffrey Osterhage)
Jack Ging ... Lt. Ted Quinlan
Wolfe Perry ... Stock Boy

Season 2, Episode 15: Boz Busters

5 February 1985


Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Ken Olandt ... Kirk Dooley

Mitchell Ryan ... Col. John Litvak
Rosalind Cash ... Police Captain

Cathie Shirriff ... Tanya Petrov
Joseph Chapman ... Bradley Stivers
Robert Symonds ... General Collins
Jack Ging ... Lt. Ted Quinlan
Will MacMillan ... Hobbs
Gela Nash (as Gela Jacobson)
Clare Nono

Tom Williams

Sue Giosa

Biff Yeager ... Workman

Season 2, Episode 16: Oil Bets Are Off

12 February 1985


Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky
Joanna Johnson ... Juliet Hafner
Seth Jaffe ... Rick Osborne

Castulo Guerra ... Segura

Shawn Southwick ... Rhonda
Jack Ging ... Lt. Ted Quinlan
Tony Goodstone
Guy Christopher ... Michael Harris (as Guy Cristopher)
J. Bill Jones
Teri Hafford ... Waitress

Season 2, Episode 17: Girls Night Out

19 February 1985

Season 2, Episode 18: Polly Want an Explanation

5 March 1985
The Riptide agency, a wannabe-FBI agent, trouble prone con man Mack McPherson and his parrot all get in trouble with organised crime after McPherson writes an incriminating article about a mobster

Season 2, Episode 19: The Twisted Cross

12 March 1985
A woman hires the guys to help her see her son whom her ex husband refuses to let her. They learn that the father is teaching his son to be a Nazi. The man runs some kind facility for boys so they need to someone in and they send Dooley. They learn that the man is planning something so they go to another group of Nazis who know the man and find out what they know.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Ken Olandt ... Kirk Dooley
Robert Gray ... Kyle Jennings

Katherine Cannon ... Sally Jennings

Jere Burns ... Kefler
Randy Norton ... Chad Jennings
Millie Slavin ... Principal Goldstein
Cameron Thor
Christopher Michael Moore
Jack Ging ... Lt. Ted Quinlan
Corkey Ford ... Kevin
Eugene Williams ... Darrell

Season 2, Episode 20: Fuzzy Vision

19 March 1985
After the Riptide breaks down, the boys end up in a weird little town where a woman who can see into the future is suspected of murder and everybody thinks Cody is the infamous and very unpopular Jake Tyler.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky
William Boyett ... Floyd
William Browder ... Wally Parke
Woody Eney ... David Miller
Med Flory ... Larry
Kay Freeman ... Sheila Miller

Lynn Hamilton ... Sarah Tolley

Kevyn Major Howard ... Tony Davenport / Eleanor Grant
Arnold Johnson ... Wilfred Tolley

Scott Lincoln ... Carl Davis
Natalie Masters ... Florence

Bill McKinney ... Sheriff

Jan Sterling ... Ruth Davis

Jon Van Ness ... Marty

Season 2, Episode 21: Arrivederci, Baby

7 May 1985
Nick "the pilot, Cody " the mustache" and Bozo "the docter" help out Murray's Italian friend Angelo Guirilini, when his son is badly wounded under mysterious circumstances during a diving expedition.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky
Jack Ging ... Lt. Ted Quinlan
Cece Bullard ... Secretary (as Ce Ce Bullard)

Dana Elcar ... Harry Silverman

Ava Lazar ... Giovanna Guirilini

Glenn Morrissey ... Carlo

Cesar Romero ... Angelo Guirilini

Russell Todd ... Tony Guirilini

Season 2, Episode 22: Harmony and Grits

14 May 1985
A seminar about harmony and communucation leads -apart from a fistfight and a bunch of arguments- to a concerned wife who's afraid her husband is having an affair. From there on, things get a lot worse for the Riptide agency.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Lee Bryant ... Sara Rafferty
Lyle Alzado ... Ed Kramden
Jack Ging ... Lt. Ted Quinlan
Dean Wein ... McClellan

Peter Jason

Francine York ... Ann Fiske
Christopher Thomas ... Chris Rafferty
Kathryn Skatula ... Carla
Robert Kim ... Su Yim

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Wipe Out

1 October 1985
A so-called accident that took the life of a young surfer in 1964, causes repercussions today.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Richard Hatch ... Billy Hagan

Simone Griffeth ... Sherry Lancaster

Suzanne Snyder ... Beverly Lancaster
Jack Ging ... Lt. Ted Quinlan

Ted Neeley ... Larry Bloom

Mitchell Anderson ... Chris 'Spud' Miller
Michael Galardi ... George Minelli
A.J. Freeman ... Eric
David A. Penhale ... Dean

Season 3, Episode 2: Thirty-Six Hours 'til Dawn

22 October 1985
Luitenant Quinlan and his superiors hire the Riptide Agency to pick up a female witness, ready to testify against her crooked husband. All goes well until Nick and the woman are ambushed, while Buzz and Cody are running a decoy. With the Mimi full of bullet holes, the two are forced to land in the middle of a deserted mountain spot, waiting for their either their rescue or their demise.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Cristina Raines ... Renee St. Claire
Michael MacRae ... Malcolm Sawyer
Stewart Moss ... Sonny St. Claire

Castulo Guerra ... Carlos Nunes
Jack Ging ... Lt. Ted Quinlan
George Clifton
Buddy Adler ... Attorney
Paula Jones ... Reporter
Luis Contreras ... Mexican Farmer
Rickey Yribe ... Mexican Boy

Season 3, Episode 3: Does Not Compute

29 October 1985
When somebody is using computers to destroy the reputation of a congressman with controversial ideas, our private investigators decide to help out by putting Buzz in a computer war with this unknown adversary.

Season 3, Episode 4: The Bargain Department

5 November 1985


Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Robert Walker Jr. ... Oscar Davenport (as Robert Walker)
Kate Charleson ... Maybeth Wheeler
Tom McFadden ... Butch Bilker (as Thom McFadden)
William Cort ... Donald W. Brookman (as Bill Cort)
George Solomon
Jan Merlin ... Hub Wheeler
Solomon Trager ... Dale Riskin (as Sol Trager)
Patti Johns ... Zelda

Jerry Prell ... Clarence

Barbara Keegan ... Tina
Leland Murray ... Charlie
David J. Partington ... Guard (as David Partington)
Wendy Sherwood ... Receptionist
Gary Parker ... Mel Starrett

Season 3, Episode 5: Who Really Watches the Sunset?

12 November 1985
A reporter who only has six months to live, hires the Riptide Agency to find out who killed her.

Season 3, Episode 6: Still Goin' Steady

19 November 1985
A major security Corporation buys out the Riptide Agency and adds the trio to their staff list. Soon however, Buzz, Nick and Cody discover that the reason for the takeover isn't what they thought it was.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Kay Lenz ... Brenda Malloy
Michael Lombard ... Vince Drayger
James Carroll Jordan ... Eddie Gerrard
Johnny Mountain ... Bart Beaman
Darrell Carey ... Mr. David
Harry Woolf ... Horst Dunkman
Lee Arnone ... Hotel Clerk

Louisa Abernathy ... Mary Lou Henson

Season 3, Episode 7: Robin and Marian

3 December 1985


Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky
Robert Apisa ... Reed (as Bob Apisa)
Bob Bell ... Al

Olivia Burnette ... Lulu Flynn

Michael Champion ... Arnold Skullen

Gabriel Damon ... Simon Flynn
Suzanne Dunn ... Cheryl, Girl at Party

Miriam Flynn ... Marian Flynn
Scott Nemes ... Peter Flynn

Walter Olkewicz ... Robin Loxley / Robin Duncan
Frank Ramírez ... Fernandez
Ray Rayner ... Winston
Noreen Reardon ... Hostess
Geno Silva ... Juan Cordon

Season 3, Episode 8: Requiem for Icarus

10 December 1985
Nick reaquaints with an old buddy who he hasn't seen or heard from in five years. It becomes all more importent for the team once they find out he is both suicidal and deeply involved in a smuggling operation.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Clu Gulager ... Doug Skinner
Lisa Denton ... Cathy Skinner

Carl Franklin ... Ray
Carl Strano ... Balmer

Gus Corrado ... Tim Gates
Jack Ging ... Lt. Ted Quinlan
Alix Korey ... Dr. Christopher

Loyda Ramos ... Mother
George Galvan ... Refugee
Ron McCabe ... Policeman

Season 3, Episode 9: Home for Christmas

17 December 1985
Nick spends his Christmas arranging the funeral of a dead soldier. But when the wrong body is shipped, he and the team quickly uncover the dark circumstances behind his death.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky
Anne Bellamy ... Olga (as Anne Belamy)
Hugh Gillin ... Phil Resnick

J.D. Hinton ... Lieutenant Walker (as James David Hinton)
Fred Holliday ... Ricky Wilkenson

Stephen Liska

Ken Swofford ... Colonel Ryan

James Whitmore ... Ben Wilkenson

Season 3, Episode 10: Lady Killer

7 January 1986
Someone in King Harbor is killing young blonde women, and the Riptide Agency's latest client has an idea who it may be.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky
Robin Strand ... Robert 'Rob' Edwards

June Chadwick ... Lt. Joanna Parisi
Eli Marder ... Carol

Brian Matthews ... Dave
Lena Pousette ... Stephanie
Deborah Scardilli ... Sandy
Jim Boeke ... Vic Burrows

R.J. Adams ... Policeman

Season 3, Episode 11: A Matter of Policy

14 January 1986
Things are looking up for Nick when he's named as a beneficiary for a large estate. But soon the team realizes that the money may come at a cost.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Kim Darby ... Nice Beverly

Richard Sanders ... Pierce Fenner
John S. Ragin ... Lewis Gordon
James F. Kelly ... Eric Bolvis

June Chadwick ... Lt. Joanna Parisi

Jay Ingram ... Fenner & Gordon's Henchman #1

F. William Parker ... Dick

Alice Nunn ... Nurse Carla Winters
Brad Harris ... Fenner & Gordon's Henchman #2
Anita Jesse ... Lewis Gordon's Secretary
Deborah Voorhees ... Tippy
Patricia Sherick ... Helen Gordon Dent
Isabel Cooley ... Maid
Arnold Roberts ... Robert K. Gordon
Richard Mehana ... Brian Dent

Season 3, Episode 12: The Wedding Bell Blues

21 January 1986
When a millionaire hires the team to find his future wife, they find more than they bargained for, and land in the midst of a mob war.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Richard Lewis ... Andrew Fitzsimmons Carlton III
Paul Lambert ... Tony Farnell

Al Ruscio ... Monty Paradise
Molly Fontaine ... Danielle Paradise
Arthur Taxier ... Monty Fugleman
James Purcell ... Bertolucci

June Chadwick ... Lt. Joanna Parisi

Christian Jules Le Blanc (as Christian LeBlanc)

James Staley
Mark Habit ... Jaime

Leeza Gibbons ... Herself
George King ... Mr. T
Shirley Hader ... Dolly Parton
Michael Barnes ... Michael Jackson

Season 3, Episode 13: The Frankie Kahana Show

11 February 1986
While at a lounge listening to a singer from Hawaii, a couple things break up the show, trying to kill the host. Soon, the team is embroiled in a case.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky
Andy Bumatai ... Frankie Kahana
Cal Bellini ... Tommy Lemana
Jeri Gaile ... Carla

Charles Tyner

June Chadwick ... Lt. Parisi
Jineane Ford ... Lisa (as Jineane Ford-Passolt)
Harold Ayer
Nathan Jung ... Kona

Janet Rotblatt ... Mrs. Norbicutt (as Janet Roblatt)

Al Leong ... Mr. Yeem
Frank Wagner ... Maitre D'

Season 3, Episode 14: Smiles We Left Behind

25 February 1986


Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Jane Badler ... Janet Ingram
Anna Bjorn

Joel Brooks ... Jerome Sedgewick

Rosalind Chao ... Lucy

George Cheung ... Danny Lee / Mal Fay (as George Kee Cheung)

Christopher Pennock ... Mark Edwards
Ben Slack
Scott DeVenney ... Roger Dorkette
B.J. McAllister
Norman Lee Harris

Richard Partlow ... Agent
Rebeca Arthur ... Hotel Clerk
Ralph Clift ... Man with Plaque

Al Cingolani ... Sgt. Webb

Joe Flood ... Foreman
Richard Harder ... Torres
Stu Klitsner ... Security Guard

Christopher Kriesa ... Detective
Edward Markmann ... Sea Captain
Lon Allison ... Government Man
David Morgan ... Singer

R.J. Adams ... Steve

Jim Lau

Season 3, Episode 15: The Pirate and the Princess

7 March 1986

Season 3, Episode 16: Playing Hardball

14 March 1986
A professional baseball team has a drug problem, so Nick and Cody go undercover as players while Murray pretends to be a commentator.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Steve Allen ... Hal Potter

Nicholas Guest ... Warren Newman / Jason Young

Ray Abruzzo ... Eric Peters

Linda Thompson ... Arlene Young (as Linda Thompson Jenner)

Barbi Benton ... Gina Potter (as Barbie Benton)

Robert Hanley ... Jordan Young
Rod Stryker ... Landon
Hank Robinson ... Manager (as Henry Ford Robinson)
Peter Gonneau ... Father (as Pete Gonneau)
Jeff Hartman ... Fan
E.J. Gordon ... Boy
Jose Santana ... Jose

Season 3, Episode 17: The Play's the Thing

21 March 1986
A string of murders is connected to the search for an undiscovered Shakespeare manuscript and the Riptide agency unhappily teams up with wannabe FBI agent Gloria to find it.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Frances Bay ... Librarian

Gino Conforti ... Lieutenant Stupin

Bernard Fox ... Professor Holcomb

Terry Kiser ... Mark Rothman
David Ruprecht ... Randall Pierson

Joseph Ruskin ... Don Sprague

David White ... Professor Shellbeck

Robin Riker ... Gloria Burghoff
Adele K. West ... The Secretary (as Adele West)

Conrad Hurtt ... Man in restaurant (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 18: Dead Men Don't Floss

4 April 1986
When an article in a magazine praises Nick for "his" agency, the guys each take a case to see which one is the best detective. Meanwhile, the author's jealous boyfriend is on the hunt for Nick.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky

Dennis Burkley ... Kickstart / Snookums

Danny Cooksey ... Jordan Bernbaum
Stephen James ... Y. Pocon
Lu Leonard ... Bella

Christopher McDonald ... Johnny

Lee Wilkof ... Harvey Putnam

June Chadwick ... Lt. Joanna Parisi
Lisa Nelson ... Lisa Dowd

Peggy Walton-Walker ... Gina Bernbaum (as Peggy Walton Walker)
Laurie Ambert ... Cindy Houser
Kit Fredericks ... Wench
Carmen Filpi ... Jail Bum
Jeff Silverman ... Paul Bernbaum

Anthony Montes ... Mike (as Tony Montes)
Bruce Tuthill ... Guard

Conrad Hurtt ... Man in restaurant (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 19: Chapel of Glass

11 April 1986
As the lieutenant's wedding nears, a case the guys are working on strikes close to home, and may call into question everything she knows.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky
Vincent Baggetta ... Michael Todd (as Vincent Bagetta)
Cliff Emmich ... Langston

June Chadwick ... Lt. Joanna Parisi
R.J. Bonds ... Burton Gentry
Lewis Dauber

R.J. Adams ... Steve

Gil Birmingham ... Cop
Michael David Lally ... Mark Gurnow (as Michael Lally)

Season 3, Episode 20: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

18 April 1986
The Riptide Detective Agency is hired to consult for a new detective television show. The lead actors follow the guys around over a week while investigating an actual case.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky
Annette McCarthy ... Rosalind Grant
H. Richard Greene ... Cary Russell (as Richard Greene)
Danny Wells ... Myron Bell

June Chadwick ... Lt. Joanna Parisi

Thom Sharp ... Jim Schneider

Al Pugliese ... Kyle Ludwig
Tony Mordente ... The Director
Paul Snider ... The A.D.
Ron Vargas ... The D.P.

Season 3, Episode 21: Echoes

22 August 1986
While in a firefight, one of the guys is shot, and the others deal with the repercussions of what had to be done.

Perry King ... Cody Allen

Joe Penny ... Nick Ryder
Thom Bray ... Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky
Lonny Chapman ... Sheriff Emile Caine

Elinor Donahue ... Elaine Warwick
Erik Stern ... Deputy Samuel Pitts
Linda Hoy ... Ellie Matthews

June Chadwick ... Lt. Parisi
Chuck Lindsley (as Chuck Lindsly)

Hap Lawrence

Jon Locke
Walker Edmiston
Vincent Pantone ... Bartender

Christopher Doyle ... Nathan Warwick (as Chris Doyle)
Trudy Stolz ... Singing Telegram
Cynthia Frost ... Operator

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