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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
23 September 1987 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Free-wheeling San Francisco cop Harry Hooperman inherits a run down apartment building, and the building owner's mean... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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John Ritter in half hour cop show See more (6 total) »

Cast

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John Ritter ... Detective Harry Hooperman (42 episodes, 1987-1989)

Barbara Bosson ... Captain C.Z. Stern (42 episodes, 1987-1989)

Felton Perry ... Inspector Clarence McNeil (42 episodes, 1987-1989)

Sydney Walsh ... Officer Mo DeMott (42 episodes, 1987-1989)

Clarence Felder ... Inspector Bobo Pritzger (42 episodes, 1987-1989)

Alix Elias ... Betty Bushkin (42 episodes, 1987-1989)

Joseph Gian ... Officer Rick Silardi (42 episodes, 1987-1989)

Debrah Farentino ... Susan Smith (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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Series Directed by
John Patterson (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Michael Zinberg (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Kim Friedman (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Anson Williams (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Betty Thomas (3 episodes, 1989)
Rick Wallace (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Gregory Hoblit (2 episodes, 1987)
Bethany Rooney (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Alan J. Levi (2 episodes, 1988)
Roy Campanella II (2 episodes, 1989)
Ron Lagomarsino (2 episodes, 1989)
Arlene Sanford (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Writing credits
Steven Bochco (42 episodes, 1987-1989)
Rick Kellard (12 episodes, 1987-1989)
Phil Kellard (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
Tom Moore (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jill Gordon (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Michael I. Wagner (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Terry Louise Fisher (4 episodes, 1987)
Steven Hollander (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Leon Tokatyan (3 episodes, 1987)

Series Produced by
R.W. Goodwin .... producer / supervising producer (42 episodes, 1987-1989)
Ed Milkovich .... supervising producer / co-producer (42 episodes, 1987-1989)
Tom Moore .... co-producer / producer (20 episodes, 1988-1989)
Robert M. Myman .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1987)
Rick Kellard .... executive producer (5 episodes, 1987-1989)
Leon Tokatyan .... executive producer (5 episodes, 1987)
Phil Kellard .... co-producer / producer (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
Jolie Shartin .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1987)
Randy Zisk .... supervising associate producer (2 episodes, 1987)
John Farrell .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Original Music by
Mike Post (26 episodes, 1987-1989)
 
Series Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern II (10 episodes, 1987-1989)
 
Series Film Editing by
Noelle Imparato (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Steve Potter (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Ron Spang (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jonathan Pontell (1 episode, 1989)

Alec Smight (unknown episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Casting by
Robert Harbin (1 episode, 1989)
Beth Hymson (1 episode, 1989)

Gilda Stratton (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
William Hiney (1 episode, 1989)

Jeffrey L. Goldstein (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Gary Moreno (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Costume Design by
Tom Dawson (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Makeup Department
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1989)
Danne D. Long .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1989)
Dee Manges .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1989)
Don Sheldon .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1989)

Brad Wilder .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Ed Milkovich .... production manager / unit production manager (20 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Schilz .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 1987-1989)
Patrick A. Duffy .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
John Liberti .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Thompson O'Sullivan .... second second assistant director (4 episodes, 1987-1988)

Alice West .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Angelo M. Amodio .... lead person (1 episode, 1989)
Dale E. Anderson .... assistant property master (1 episode, 1989)
Michael R. Gannon .... property master (1 episode, 1989)
Barry Kingston .... construction supervisor (1 episode, 1989)

Daniel Turk .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Geoffrey Patterson .... boom operator (42 episodes, 1987-1989)
David John West .... supervising sound editor / sound editor (42 episodes, 1987-1989)
Terrance Emerson .... boom operator (41 episodes, 1987-1989)
Bill Henderson .... sound re-recording engineer (3 episodes, 1987-1988)

Marty Church .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Michael T. Ryan .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Terry Jackson .... stunt double: John Ritter (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Steve Kelso .... stunts (1 episode, 1988)

Rick Avery .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Debbie Lee Carrington .... stunt double: David Rappaport (unknown episodes)
Gary Toy .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Campea Jr. .... key grip (22 episodes, 1987-1989)
Curtis Foster .... assistant chief lighting technician (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Casting Department
Gilda Stratton .... original casting (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emma Trenchard .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Location Management
Barry S. Jones .... location manager (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Susan Mick .... music editor (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
 
Series Transportation Department
Howard Bachrach .... transportation captain (42 episodes, 1987-1989)
James Nordberg .... driver (41 episodes, 1987-1989)
Julio Salazar .... production driver (8 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Other crew
Conrad Hurtt .... stand-in (42 episodes, 1987-1989)
Jason Roberts .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Steven Hollander .... story editor (2 episodes, 1988)

Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... helicopter pilot (unknown episodes)
 

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John Ritter in half hour cop show, 27 July 2015
Author: SnoopyStyle

Harry Hooperman (John Ritter) is an unconventional irreverent police detective in San Francisco. His favorite move is to throw a watermelon off the ledge to scare jumpers. In the pilot, his beloved landlord Stella is killed by a robber and she leaves him her building and her ill-temper dog Bijoux. He hires aspiring writer Susan Smith as the handywoman who is his romantic lead in the first season. Captain C.Z. Stern is his emotional boss with an unstable personal life. Inspector Bobo Pritzger is an old fashion grumpy redneck and Inspector Clarence McNeil is the black one. Patrol officer Mo DeMott keeps making passes at her gay partner Rick Silardi. Betty Bushkin is the quirky dispatcher.

It's a Steven Bochco cop show. Along with Terry Louise Fisher, it's the same team that created L.A. Law. It's gritty drama with some quirky touches. It's not really funny which is very odd for a show with John Ritter. The sarcastic quirkiness is a little endearing but no actual laughs. One does wonder if Ritter is going to take a pratfall. The half hour format also doesn't feel right for the genre. This show had too many things that are a little off. Otherwise this could have been a good show.

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