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Stephen J. Cannell (creator)
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Release Date:
14 July 1985 (USA) See more »
A district attorney is kidnapped by a criminal who then has a deranged doctor do something to him that leaves him with the mind of a child... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Nick Mancuso ... Ray

Susan Blakely ... Evelyn Decter
Robyn Douglass ... Assistant D.A. Daphne Delgado

Gregory Sierra ... Anthony 'Tony' Mendosa

Michael Fairman ... Ned Rosenberg, M.D.
Lee Richardson ... Dr. Ernst Decter
Wendell Wright ... Fast Freddy
Joe Penternia ... Chief Deputy D.A. Eduardo Cantero

John Aprea ... Peter Shefland
Fern Fitzgerald ... Marcia Finch
Greg Monaghan ... Norm
Thomas Payne ... Cundo Rio

Ellen Geer ... Sybil Rosenberg

Ramón Franco
Anne Wyndham

Ed O'Ross ... Tino Di Augustino

David Kagen
John LaMotta (as John La Motta)

Gregory Cruz (as Gregory Norman Cruz)
Susanne Wasson
William Long Jr.
Jeffrey Josephson
Evan C. Kim (as Evan Kim)
Elizabeth Lyn Fraser
Wilfredo Hernández ... Purser
Joey DePinto ... Mo (as Joey Pento)
Joe Taggart ... Guard (as Joseph Taggart)
Dick Stewart ... Judge
Melba Englander ... Court Clerk
Susan O'Sullivan ... Jury Foreman
Vera Perez ... Woman at Mendosa's
Jack Scalici ... Workman
Bruce Neckels ... Bailiff
Bruce Tuthill ... Man with Telescope
Christopher Carroll ... Security Guard (as Chris Carroll)

Directed by
Richard A. Colla  (as Richard Colla)
Writing credits
Stephen J. Cannell (creator)

Stephen J. Cannell (written by)

Produced by
Rob Bowman .... associate producer (as Rob S. Bowman)
Stephen J. Cannell .... executive producer
Alan Cassidy .... associate producer
J. Rickley Dumm .... supervising producer
Larry Shaw .... associate producer
Jo Swerling Jr. .... supervising producer
Edward E. Vaughan .... producer
Herbert Wright .... producer
Original Music by
Pete Carpenter 
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
Ronald Víctor García 
Film Editing by
Jimmy Giritlian  (as James S. Giritlian)
David Ramirez 
George R. Rohrs 
Albert J.J. Zúñiga 
Casting by
Peg Halligan 
Production Design by
Ron Hobbs 
Set Decoration by
Lynn Smart  (as R. Lynn Smartt)
Makeup Department
Frankie Bergman .... hair stylist
John Inzerella .... makeup artist
Production Management
Matthew N. Herman .... executive in charge of production
Hap Weyman .... unit production manager
Gary Winter .... executive in charge of post-production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Candrella .... second assistant director (as J.J. Candrella)
Gary Combs .... second unit director
Charles R. Scott Jr. .... first assistant director (as Charles R. Scott)
Art Department
William A. Petrotta .... property master (as Bill Petrotta)
Steve Riley .... set constructor (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jim Cook .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert L. Harmon)
'Fast' Eddie Mahler .... sound mixer
Larry Mann .... sound effects coordinator
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer
Kendrick Sweet .... sound effects coordinator (as Ken Sweet)
William Hooper .... sound editor (uncredited)
William Jacobs .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Terry D. Frazee .... special effects (as Terry Frazee)
Gary Combs .... stunt coordinator
Don Charles McGovern .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Doyle .... camera operator
Pete G. Papanickolas .... key grip (as Peter Papanickolas)
Ernest Paul Roebuck .... gaffer (as Ernest Roebuck)
Alan Gornick .... underwater cinematographer (uncredited)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (uncredited)
Peter F. Woeste .... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheila Mason .... costume department supervisor
Jules Melillo .... wardrobe: men
Pamela Wise .... wardrobe: women
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music supervisor
Pete Carpenter .... composer: theme music
Mike Post .... composer: theme music
Mike Post .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Craig Hill .... transportation coordinator (as Craig E. Hill)
Other crew
Grace Curcio .... assistant: Mr. Cannell
Joan Etchells .... director of production administration
Betty Green .... title designer
Valerie Mickaelian Kucera .... production secretary (as Valerie Mickaelian)
Joel Marx .... location manager (as Joel B. Marx)
Dale Tarter .... location manager
P.R. Tooke .... script supervisor (as Patricia Tooke)

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Germany:90 min | USA:120 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

As a tie-in for this show, Monogram Models made a plastic kit of the Black Corvette the main character drove. Unfortunately shortly after the kit's release the show was canceled, so the kit was re-released as Item #2724 '65 Corvette Street Machine. While the box changed you can still build a replica of the car from this show with this kit.See more »
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25 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A HIDDEN TREASURE, 17 September 2000
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This show was only on for 1 season, back when NBC went through 1-hour dramas like Janet Jackson goes through silicone. I was so upset when it wasn't renewed!

Nick Mancuso, at his sexiest here, plays "Ray". What do we know about Ray? Well, he's got a penchant for all-black clothing, drives the coolest car of all 80's television (sorry "KITT"...) and he's on a mission to help people out. When you can't call the police, or you've got an unordinary task no typical private-dick can perform, Ray's your man. Just don't offer to pay him in bills, he doesn't want your money. Instead, he insists to be paid in favors! (I'm gonna try that one with my mechanic...fix my muffler and someday I'll owe ya' one..)

Ray's terms-of-service are: "Someday I'll return, and I'll ask you to perform a favor, and you must do it". Sounds like a good deal huh? Well, this is the clever plot-device that allows Ray to accomplish his many bizarre tasks. What's that you say? You need me to obtain those confidential medical documents? Let me just contact that doctor I helped out last spring! This also allows for a continually changing supporting cast; the only familiar things we see from episode-to-episode is Ray and that kick-*ss car!

The show's writing was clever and thoughtful and often asked you to think. Take the episode where Ray had to commit himself to an insane asylum. On other shows, you would have the hero saving the loonies, but not before goofing all over them. Here, Ray gets to know the residents and ponders what "sanity" really is anyway. The writing sympathizes with the mentally-challenged instead of discarding them as Hollywood caricatures. They are portrayed as commonly as your next door neighbor. This is pretty notable considering we're talking about an 80's network action-drama.

Sure, the show had it's "MacGyver"-esque absurdities. Like when Ray gets the cat to bring him keys to the cell where he's imprisoned. But these type of events are inconsequential to the theme or message of each show. And they're actually just plain fun.

This show never got the praise or attention it deserved. It's nearly impossible to find on video, but certainly worth the exhaustive search.

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