"Ray", a man of mystery, gets people out of trouble, asking for favors in return.
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1987   1986   1985  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 Stingray (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
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Ray is a shadowy character with a mysterious 'secret agent' past. People in trouble often come to him for help, since he has a lot of important and powerful contacts. He refuses to be paid for his services; however, those seeking his assistance must promise him a favor. Some time in the future, Ray will come to them and ask to collect on that favor, giving them some task that is often arduous and/or dangerous. The title of the show comes from the vintage Corvette Stingray that Ray drives. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Contrato de Risco  »

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"Stingray's" real name and actual occupation are never revealed in any of the installments; throughout the series, any attempt any other character makes, in any installment, to track down his identity inevitably and invariably leads in the wrong direction and/or to a dead end. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Fiddler: You've got a smart mouth.
Stingray: You're going to close it for me, so don't get all lathered.
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The end credits were played over behind-the-scenes photos of the making of that week's episode See more »

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Follows Stingray (1985) See more »

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This show was well ahead of its time.
29 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series illustrates the point that making a better product does not always guarantee success as the adage about the mousetrap goes. At least not in the world of 80's network TV. This show had excellent directing, acting, cinematography, writing, sets, and the coolest car on the airways. Sadly, due to fumbled advertising and a roving time slot, it just didn't make it. Or maybe audiences at the time just weren't ready for Stingray's intelligent and edgy direction and so passed it up for more down-to-Earth offerings. Whatever the reason for it's downfall, there were a lot of people hooked on the show. Many of my classmates liked it and each week's episode was the buzz of the school. Perhaps the Nielsen ratings messed up the numbers or maybe it just didn't sit well with the disposable income demographic.

I personally think this is a candidate for a DVD release and possible re-discovery. It was my favorite show when it was on the air


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