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Scott Hylands ...
 Det. Kevin "O.B." O'Brien (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Tom J. Kirkwood / ... (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Det. Frank Giambone (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
Sean McCann ...
 Lt. Jim Hogan (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Nicole 'Nickie' Rimbaud (95 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Det. Freddie Carson (95 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Det. Colby Burns (95 episodes, 1985-1989)
Deborah Grover ...
 Prosecutor Elaine Jeffers / ... (77 episodes, 1985-1989)
Laura Robinson ...
 Det. Christine Meadows (56 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Whitey / ... (54 episodes, 1985-1989)
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The exploits of the detectives of the Mid South Precinct, in a generic North American city not unlike New York (but a lot like Toronto), chronicled through the eyes of newspaper columnist Tom Kirkwood and his "Night Heat" column. Written by Jason R. DeCesare <miles@quuxuum.org>

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One night shooting in a lane way off Younge Sreet the crew came back from lunch to find all the garbage Set Dressing had been picked up and taken away by a garbage truck! See more »

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Although set in the United States many scenes were shot on Yonge Street in Toronto and many landmarks such as Sam the Record Man store and newspaper boxes selling the Toronto Star can be seen. See more »

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Night Heat
Written by B.J. Cook & Domenic Troiano
Performed by Roy Kenner
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Great Cop Show
18 February 2004 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

I used to enjoy watching this show. Since this was on CBS Late Night and through the years it was on, due to work or college, I wasn't able to watch it when it was on. Thank goodness for VCRs!!! Otherwise I would've missed out on a great show.

It featured a great cast was great with Scott Hylands, Jeff Wincott, Sean McCann, Deborah Grover and Susan Hogan. Stephen Mendel as Detective Freddie Carson and Eugene Clark as Detective Colby Burns were the perfect comic relief. Both had great chemistry together and played off each other well. In addition, Tony Rosato as "Whitey" was hilarious as well playing Detective O'Brien and Giambone's "stoolie". I used to love the one liners "Whitey" would lob at both O'Brien and Giambione like, "Hey Giambonie, you need to lighten up on the hairspray", or "you two need to wear more pastels and you can look like those guys on Miami Vice" as they left him when they got the information they needed. Clark Johnson as Detective Dave Jefferson was both sleazy and funny at the same time, not always telling "O.B." and Giambone what they needed to know when Vice ended up getting linked to their cases, but in the end, they got it, but had to work for it.

In some of their episodes, you'll find guest appearances from Danny Aiello and from future stars like Keanu Reeves. I best remember him (Reeves) as the stoner punk villain. He played the role well.

Back in the late summer of 1987, CBS used this show as a summer replacement for a month at the 10 o'clock time slot on a Tuesday night. It did well in the Neilsens, but CBS chose to keep this on their Late Night lineup.

Sometimes, I pull one of these tapes out, blow off the dust and put it in my vcr. It was a great show.

I still have the shows on tape and have blown the dust off and popped them in the VCR. I still enjoy the show.


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