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25 September 1985 (USA) See more »
Miami Vice-styled show about Nick, an undercover reporter who works for nationally syndicated Newspoint. Only Mackey, a hustler, ex-con and Nick's main contact on the street, and Alice West, the paper's editor, know his true identity.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 5)

Nicholas Hormann ... 1985-1986 (18 episodes, 1985-1986)

Nicholas Campbell ... Nick Fox (13 episodes, 1985-1986)

Stoney Jackson ... James Mackey (13 episodes, 1985-1986)

Gail Strickland ... Alice West (13 episodes, 1985-1986)

Series Directed by
Dominic Orlando (unknown episodes)
Bobby Roth (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Michael Ahnemann (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Scott Winant .... co-producer (8 episodes, 1985-1986)

Bobby Roth .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Alfonse Ruggiero .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kelly A. Manners .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Craig Binkley .... property master (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bruce Wayne Mecchi .... leadman (8 episodes, 1985-1986)

Sharon Busse .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Clancy T. Troutman .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Gregg Sawaya .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1985)

Andy Gill .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
To Lee .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Bruce Olinder .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Harvey Edinoff .... production accountant: Israel (unknown episodes)
Bonnie Jordan .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)

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60 min

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Miami Vice rip-off, 17 October 2003
Author: (ericcody) from Decatur, Ga

The Insiders,a ABC television series that run for one season (1985-1986) starred accomplished actors Stoney Jackson and Nicholas Campbell. The Insiders was billed as an alternative comedic cop show to the more serious and violent Miami Vice, that had broke television nielson ratings the season before (1984-1985). This show unfortunately never offered the viewers nothing new that had not already been seen before on television crime dramas. The jokes by Stoney Jackson wasn't funny at all and Nicholas Campbell was no Don Johnson.

The Insiders might have worked had the shows producers knew from the jump what it wanted the show to be. The movie 48hrs movie had set off a chain reaction of Black and White men buddy situations on both film and television. The Insiders, had it been a 30 minute situation comedy with real locales as was used on the series, it might have lasted longer than it did on television. The viewer is left with a weak imitation of Miami Vice and any buddy cop film ever made.

I give this show a 5 out of 10, only because the two leading actors can really act.

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