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Director:
Writers:
Douglas Stefen Borghi (developed by)
Dean Hargrove (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
26 September 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

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William Conrad ... Jason Lochinvar 'Fatman' McCabe (103 episodes, 1987-1992)

Joe Penny ... Jake Styles (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
Alan Campbell ... Derek Mitchell (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
Olga Russell ... Lisbeth Berkeley-Smythe (44 episodes, 1989-1992)
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Series Directed by
Bernard L. Kowalski (16 episodes, 1989-1992)
Reza Badiyi (9 episodes, 1989-1992)
Michael Lange (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
E.W. Swackhamer (8 episodes, 1987-1990)
Georg Fenady (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ron Satlof (5 episodes, 1987-1990)
Alexander Singer (5 episodes, 1989-1992)
Russ Mayberry (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Harvey S. Laidman (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
John C. Flinn III (4 episodes, 1990-1992)
Christian I. Nyby II (3 episodes, 1988-1992)
Chuck Bowman (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ron Stein (3 episodes, 1990-1992)
Christopher Hibler (2 episodes, 1987-1992)
Leo Penn (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Jackie Cooper (2 episodes, 1989)
Don Medford (2 episodes, 1989)
Dale White (2 episodes, 1989)
Frank Thackery (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Writing credits
Douglas Stefen Borghi (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
Dean Hargrove (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
Joel Steiger (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
Kimmer Ringwald (14 episodes, 1989-1992)
Robert Hamilton (9 episodes, 1987-1990)
Paul Robert Coyle (7 episodes, 1987-1990)
Tom Lazarus (6 episodes, 1987-1988)
David Abramowitz (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
William T. Conway (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Rick Kelbaugh (4 episodes, 1989)
J. Michael Straczynski (4 episodes, 1990)
Kevin Droney (3 episodes, 1989)
Jeri Taylor (3 episodes, 1989)
Robin Madden (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Carol Saraceno (3 episodes, 1990)
Robert Brennan (3 episodes, 1991)
Gerry Conway (3 episodes, 1992)
Philip Saltzman (2 episodes, 1988)
Steve Aspis (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Moessinger (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ed Waters (2 episodes, 1989)
Joyce Burditt (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Michele Val Jean (2 episodes, 1990)
Doc Barnett (2 episodes, 1992)
George Eckstein (2 episodes, 1992)

Series Produced by
Dean Hargrove .... executive producer (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
Fred Silverman .... executive producer (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
Robin Madden .... producer / co-producer / ... (95 episodes, 1987-1992)
Bernard L. Kowalski .... co-executive producer / co-executive producer: Hawaii (71 episodes, 1989-1992)
Kimmer Ringwald .... producer (61 episodes, 1989-1992)
Joel Steiger .... executive producer / supervising producer (46 episodes, 1987-1992)
Todd Powers .... associate producer (45 episodes, 1990-1992)
Bruce L. Shurley .... co-producer (45 episodes, 1990-1992)
David Moessinger .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jeri Taylor .... co-executive producer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Abramowitz .... producer (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Paul Rosenthal .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Robert Hamilton .... supervising producer (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Barry Steinberg .... producer (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Philip Saltzman .... executive supervising producer (14 episodes, 1987-1988)
Fred McKnight .... producer (10 episodes, 1989)
Ed Waters .... executive producer (10 episodes, 1989)
Rick Kelbaugh .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 1989)
Joseph B. Wallenstein .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 1989)
E. Arthur Kean .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Original Music by
Joel Rosenbaum (44 episodes, 1987-1992)
Peter T. Myers (25 episodes, 1988-1992)
Dick DeBenedictis (13 episodes, 1987-1992)
Steven Bramson (10 episodes, 1989-1991)
Artie Kane (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
David Bell (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Morton Stevens (2 episodes, 1987)
W. Gregory Turner (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
John C. Flinn III (75 episodes, 1989-1992)
Ron Vargas (27 episodes, 1987-1992)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ronald LaVine (35 episodes, 1987-1992)
Bill Luciano (35 episodes, 1987-1992)
Marsh Hendry (18 episodes, 1989-1992)
Carter DeHaven (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
Terry Kelley (5 episodes, 1990-1992)
Ruth Foster (3 episodes, 1987)
Ellen Ring Jacobson (3 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Casting by
Eric Dawson (45 episodes, 1990-1992)
Robert J. Ulrich (45 episodes, 1990-1992)
Denise Chamian (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sally Powers (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Susan Scudder (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Sally Stiner (10 episodes, 1989)

Carol Kritzer (unknown episodes, 1990-1992)
 
Series Production Design by
Ira Diamond (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
 
Series Art Direction by
Louis Montejano (74 episodes, 1989-1992)
Hugo Santiago (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Rick Romer (78 episodes, 1989-1992)
Tom Pedigo (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
Sam Gross (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jean-Pierre Dorléac (1 episode, 1987)
 
Series Makeup Department
John Inzerella .... makeup artist (99 episodes, 1987-1992)
Carolyn Ferguson .... hair stylist (44 episodes, 1990-1992)
Jean Austin .... hair stylist (35 episodes, 1989-1990)
Beau Wilson .... makeup artist (33 episodes, 1989-1990)
Don Marando .... makeup artist (28 episodes, 1991-1992)
Pete Altobelli .... makeup artist (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
Sidney Perell .... makeup artist (24 episodes, 1987-1989)
Mike Moschella .... makeup artist (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Janis Clark .... hair stylist (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Rita Sabatini .... makeup artist (21 episodes, 1991-1992)
Joe McKinney .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1992)
John Maldonado .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1991-1992)

Allegra Curtis .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Mike Moder .... executive in charge of production (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
Bruce L. Shurley .... unit production manager (78 episodes, 1989-1992)
Hal Harrison .... post-production supervisor / post-production executive / ... (65 episodes, 1989-1992)
Robert S. Mendelsohn .... unit production manager (23 episodes, 1987-1990)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew B. Locey .... second second assistant director (45 episodes, 1989-1990)
Richard Forrest .... first assistant director (44 episodes, 1987-1992)
Peter C. Graupner .... second assistant director / first assistant director (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
Skip Beaudine .... first assistant director (22 episodes, 1990-1992)
Mike Schilz .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Rick Tunell .... second assistant director (16 episodes, 1987-1988)
Paul Snider .... first assistant director (11 episodes, 1987-1988)
Michael Winter .... second assistant director (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
Richard Espinoza .... first assistant director (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
James Dillon .... first assistant director / second assistant director (8 episodes, 1989-1991)
Earl F. Mann .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Joe Candrella .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1989)
Cynthia Convery .... second second assistant director (3 episodes, 1988)
Gail Joyce Fortmuller .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Art Department
Michael Wilson .... property master (90 episodes, 1987-1992)
Kathe James .... assistant set decorator / set decorator: Hawaii (37 episodes, 1989-1990)
Alvin S. Cabrinha Jr. .... property master (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Howard Fannon .... assistant property master (16 episodes, 1987-1988)
Earl W. Huntoon Jr. .... property master (8 episodes, 1987)
Thomas R. Cahill .... property master (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Sound Department
Mark Friedgen .... sound effects editor / supervising sound editor (84 episodes, 1987-1992)
Carey Lindley .... sound mixer (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
Daniel P. Church .... boom operator (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Bud Alper .... sound mixer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Vince Garcia .... sound mixer (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Richard S. Church .... sound mixer (18 episodes, 1987-1988)
Stan Gordon .... sound mixer (11 episodes, 1989-1991)
James LaRue .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1988)

Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Marty Church .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Russel Hessey .... special effects (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
 
Series Stunts
Ron Stein .... stunt coordinator (81 episodes, 1989-1992)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (4 episodes, 1987-1991)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts / stunt driver (3 episodes, 1987-1991)
Jeffrey G. Barnett .... stunts (2 episodes, 1987-1991)

Rick Avery .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Kenny Bates .... stunts (unknown episodes)
J. Allen Evans .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Colin C.L. Fong .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Andy Gill .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dale Radomski .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ronan Sakai .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jon Sakata .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dana Stein .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Astrid Walti .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gene Williams .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Chaldu .... gaffer (79 episodes, 1989-1992)
Patrick E. McGinness .... camera operator (67 episodes, 1989-1992)
J. David Ahuna .... key grip (57 episodes, 1989-1991)
Douglas Olivares .... first assistant camera (45 episodes, 1989-1990)
Kurt Braun .... Steadicam operator (25 episodes, 1991-1992)
William T. Jones .... key grip (22 episodes, 1987-1991)
Frank Detone Jr. .... rigging grip (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Casey Jones .... dolly grip (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Robert Blair .... key grip (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Kal Manning .... gaffer (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Leonard Romie .... additional electrician (19 episodes, 1988-1989)

Gregory Beard .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Margaret Doversola .... casting: Hawaii (45 episodes, 1989-1990)
Doris Stockstill .... extras casting (45 episodes, 1989-1990)
Scott Genkinger .... casting associate (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daniel Grant North .... costume supervisor: men / key costumer: men (101 episodes, 1987-1992)
D. Rachalle Sebela .... costume supervisor: women (70 episodes, 1989-1992)
Yvonne Kubis .... costume supervisor: women / key costumer: women (31 episodes, 1987-1989)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jason Freeman .... assistant editor (24 episodes, 1987-1992)
Debra I. Moore .... assistant editor (23 episodes, 1989-1992)
Paul Rosenthal .... post-production coordinator (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Todd Powers .... post-production coordinator (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Terry Kelley .... assistant editor (17 episodes, 1989-1992)
Patrick A. Crosby .... post-production associate (14 episodes, 1991-1992)
David Rosenberg .... post-production associate (8 episodes, 1992)
Jeff Cahn .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 1987-1989)
Ty Warren .... post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 1989)
Howard Flaer .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
 
Series Music Department
Stan Jones .... music editor (102 episodes, 1987-1992)
Dick DeBenedictis .... composer: theme music / music supervisor (99 episodes, 1987-1992)
C.R. Cassey .... music supervisor (43 episodes, 1989-1990)

Scott Cochran .... music engineer (unknown episodes)
Bruce Miller .... conductor / music arranger (unknown episodes)
John Rotondi .... scoring engineer: Y4 (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
James Antúnez .... transportation supervisor (44 episodes, 1990-1992)
Leroy Reed .... transportation captain / transportation coordinator (32 episodes, 1990-1992)
Steve De Leon .... driver (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jim Frear .... transportation captain (17 episodes, 1990-1992)
 
Series Other crew
Cathy Churchman .... animal trainer (72 episodes, 1989-1992)
Kristin M. Pytlak .... production coordinator (69 episodes, 1989-1992)
Gordon K.K. Loi .... production auditor (68 episodes, 1989-1992)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: main title (66 episodes, 1987-1990)
H. Bud Otto .... script supervisor (60 episodes, 1987-1992)
Joel Steiger .... creative consultant (57 episodes, 1987-1990)
Douglas Stefen Borghi .... creative consultant (35 episodes, 1991-1992)
Patrick Coppola .... production assistant (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
William T. Conway .... executive story consultant (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tom Lazarus .... executive story editor (20 episodes, 1987-1988)
Roz Harris .... script supervisor (17 episodes, 1987-1988)
Edward J. Duffy .... location manager (17 episodes, 1991-1992)
Kimmer Ringwald .... executive story editor (16 episodes, 1989)
J. Ellen Evans .... script supervisor (14 episodes, 1989-1991)
J. Michael Straczynski .... executive story consultant (13 episodes, 1990)
Melissa J.L. Smith .... director of operations (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
Kevin Droney .... executive story consultant / story editor (10 episodes, 1989)
Joseph A. Liuzzi .... location manager (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lynn A. Aber .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 1991-1992)
Peter M. Tobyansen .... location manager (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Rick Kelbaugh .... executive story consultant (4 episodes, 1989)
Mike Dewey .... aerial coordinator (2 episodes, 1989-1990)

Thomas D. Tannenbaum .... senior vice president in charge of production (unknown episodes)
 

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60 min (including commercials) (100 episodes) | 120 min (including commercials) (3 episodes)
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The show was canceled after its first season, but CBS revived it under unusual circumstances. "Magnum, P.I." (1980) was ending, leaving CBS with a very expensive lease on an empty Hawaii studio. The producers of this show came up with the idea of the Fat Man retiring from Los Angeles and moving to Hawaii to take up criminal law, with his investigators coming along. He later became District Attorney for Honolulu. The ratings went up sharply with the move. CBS's lease on the Hawaii studio expired during the 1990-91 season, and the show returned to Los Angeles.See more »
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The Flip-side of "Matlock", 27 April 2010
Author: S.R. Dipaling from Topeka, Kansas, USA

It shouldn't be much of a surprise that this show was (co?)produced by Fred Silverman,who also created and produced the highly successful "Matlock" on rival nets NBC and ABC. This inhabitant of the CBS midweek scheduling(usually Tuesdays if memory serves)seems like as much a sort of photo negative of the earlier offering starring Andy Griffith,where instead of a defense attorney fighting to exonerate a wrongly accused yet highly viable suspect,a sly,pro-active prosecuting attorney--in this case,portly J.L.McCabe(the late,great William Conrad)--battles to find who the real guilty culprit in in cases that seem cut-and-dried in another direction. To his aid are a handsome,seemingly 'Devil may care' private investigator(and ex-cop)named Jake Stiles(the handsome,now 'Where Are They Now?' material Joe Penny) and the loyal assistant attorney Derek Mitchell(Alan Campbell).

While I cannot profess to be a loyal fan of the show,I watched it with some regularity through the first two seasons or so and was reasonably impressed with how the show(for its day)could deconstruct a "Now you see it,now you don't" type of murder mystery that was similar to the show about the crafty,blue suited Atlanta defense attorney. The combination of the veteran bluster of Mr. Conrad and the seemingly feckless charm of Mr.Penny was able to fill up an hour capably. Even though this show had a solid five year run(that was almost cut down after season one),it's pretty tough to find re-runs of this. If you can,and you feel like this kind of easy-to-digest,late eighties entertainment is your cup of tea,then check this out.

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