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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)
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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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Stingray, starring Nick Mancuso, 30 January 2006
Author: fsj-2 from United States

Caution: some spoilers, of necessity.... I cannot praise the "Stingray" pilot (1985, NBC) highly enough. Ditto the first season of this show (which was canceled, then brought back, albeit with episodes that I don't feel lived up to the surprisingly cool writing of the pilot or the first season episodes). My recommendation: see it however you can. I, myself--for my own use/collection--would love to obtain an UNCUT pilot of this pilot in pristine condition. Regrettably, the pilot--when shown in two parts during season one--cut a couple of minutes from the TV movie. When we first see Mancuso's character, he's talking to a waitress about her missing daughter when the D.A. Investigator approaches the table. The waitress passes "Stingray" a photo of both the missing girl and her dog, giving a response of "She's one heck of a cute kid", and promises to help. Later in the pilot, he does. Let's understate it: "Stingray" was way to good for television, and should have been a movie series. Even CineFantastique magazine gave rave reviews to the show, and they normally restricted themselves to fantasy and SF shows... There must be SOMEONE out there with a pristine, uncut copy of the pilot as origionally aired on NBC, July 14, 1985...If so, please contact FSJ@USA.COM.

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