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Seasons:
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Release Date:
24 September 1989 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Dennis Booker, an ex-cop, is hired by the US office of a large Japanese company to investigate some suspect insurance claims... See more »
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Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? See more (5 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 38)

Richard Grieco ... Dennis Booker (22 episodes, 1989-1990)

Marcia Strassman ... Alicia Rudd (22 episodes, 1989-1990)

Katie Rich ... Elaine Grazzo (22 episodes, 1989-1990)

Carmen Argenziano ... Chick Sterling (22 episodes, 1989-1990)

Lori Petty ... Suzanne Dunne / ... (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
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Series Directed by
Jefferson Kibbee (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Kim Manners (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jorge Montesi (2 episodes, 1989)
Mark Sobel (2 episodes, 1989)
Jan Eliasberg (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Writing credits
Eric Blakeney (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stephen J. Cannell (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Charles Grant Craig (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Thania St. John (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bill Nuss (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Carleton Eastlake (5 episodes, 1989-1990)

Carey Hayes (unknown episodes)
Richard Yalem (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Alan Cassidy .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tucker Gates .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Brooke Kennedy .... producer (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jo Swerling Jr. .... supervising producer (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Carleton Eastlake .... supervising producer (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steve Beers .... co-executive producer (18 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bill Nuss .... executive producer (18 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gordon T. Dawson .... co-executive producer (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jacqueline Zambrano .... co-producer (7 episodes, 1990)
Stephen J. Cannell .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Original Music by
Peter Bernstein (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mike Post (3 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Cinematography by
John S. Bartley (12 episodes, 1990)
Thomas Burstyn (10 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ron Spang (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Larry Strong (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Lynne Willingham (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Blangsted (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Casting by
Dava Waite (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Production Design by
David Fischer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
David Fischer (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Mary-Lou Storey (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Costume Design by
Gregory Mah (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Diane Widas (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Laurie Drew (3 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jo-Anne Smith-Ojeil .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Connie Parker .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1990)
Roy Sidick .... hair stylist (11 episodes, 1990)
Donna Bis .... hair stylist (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Production Management
Matthew N. Herman .... executive in charge of production (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michelle MacLaren .... production manager (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stephen Sassen .... production executive (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gary Winter .... executive in charge of post-production (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Combs .... second unit director (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jill Compton .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
David McLeod .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Anthony Atkins .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1990)
Robert Petrovicz .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1990)
Peter D. Marshall .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1989)
Julia Dastoor .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1990)
Martin Wood .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1989)

Gary Blair Smith .... trainee assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Laurie Dalton .... property master (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Geoff Hilliard .... construction coordinator (22 episodes, 1989-1990)

Dale Menzies .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Martin Fossum .... sound mixer (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Dick Wahrman .... sound effects coordinator (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Nick Alphin .... re-recording (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Rick Ash .... re-recording (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Dean A. Zupancic .... re-recording (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Richard Weaver .... re-recording (4 episodes, 1989)
Michael Jiron .... sound re-recordist (3 episodes, 1989)
William Jacobs .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1989)
Frank Jones .... re-recording (2 episodes, 1989)
Vern Poore .... re-recording (2 episodes, 1989)

Ruth Huddleston .... cable person (unknown episodes)
Martin Mitchell .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Michael Clifford .... special effects (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Stunts
Gary Combs .... stunt coordinator (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1990)

Dave Hospes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
David Jacox .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Fillingham .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Peter A. Stursberg .... second assistant camera (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael McLellan .... key grip (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Einar Hansen .... gaffer (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ron Williams .... gaffer (9 episodes, 1990)
John Spencer-Phillips .... key grip (2 episodes, 1990)

Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Kim Olsen .... grip (unknown episodes)
Attila Szalay .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Simon Ayer .... casting executive (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michelle Allen .... casting: Vancouver (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
Trish Robinson .... casting: Vancouver (9 episodes, 1989)
Helen McCready .... co-extras casting (7 episodes, 1990)

Sherry Sims .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mark C. Bonn .... editor: main titles (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Billy Idol .... composer: theme (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tom Gleason .... music editor (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
Susan Mick .... music editor (8 episodes, 1990)

Michael Aarvold .... music scoring mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Barry Chapman .... transportation coordinator (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Lawrence Albright .... driver (3 episodes, 1989)

James Perenseff .... transportation manager: Cannell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Eamon Buehning .... payroll accountant (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jane Charles .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Grace Curcio .... assistant: Mr. Cannell (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mandy Spencer-Phillips .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Charles Grant Craig .... story editor (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ralph Hemecker .... main title (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ron Scalera .... main title (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Terry J. Murray .... script supervisor (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Warren Wayne .... assistant location manager (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Thania St. John .... story editor (11 episodes, 1990)
Glen Morgan .... executive story editor / story editor (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Wendy Williams .... location manager (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
James Wong .... executive story editor / story editor (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Carson .... location manager (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
William T. Conway .... story editor (6 episodes, 1989)
Josephine Cummings .... story editor (4 episodes, 1989)
Richard Yalem .... story editor (4 episodes, 1989)
Tracey Jeffrey .... location manager (4 episodes, 1990)
Terence Hayes .... location manager (2 episodes, 1989)
Shelley Crawford .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1990)

Mark C. Bonn .... titles editor (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
60 min | 60 min (22 episodes)
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10 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone?, 24 February 2003
Author: Victor Field from London, England

Funny how things turn out. When "Family Ties" started, everyone thought that Meredith Baxter Birney was the star as opposed to Michael J. Fox; anyone who put money on Neve Campbell being a bigger name than Jennifer Love Hewitt after "Party of Five" ended would not have been considered mistaken; and similarly, when Richard Grieco joined the cast of "21 Jump Street" and drew attention away from the perpetually miserable-looking Johnny Depp, it did look like he'd be the breakout star.

So he was booted out of the force, became a private detective in his own series "Booker" (complete with Billy Idol's "Hot In The City" with the words "NEW YORK!" blanked out - due to the show taking place on the other side of the country!), and... wound up being cancelled a year before "21 Jump Street." And to be honest, you can see why; while there aren't many cop shows about people going undercover in schools (well, there was "The Mod Squad"...), there wasn't anything about the show that really made it stand out from any others of its type, and it didn't help that his assistant was played by the ever-annoying Lori Petty.

Johnny Depp went on to pull Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis (we'll forgive him for Kate Moss) and deliver a string of impressive performances in high-profile movies; Grieco went on to "If Looks Could Kill" (or as Joss Whedon called it, "If Looks Could Fail At The Box Office") and "A Night At The Roxbury." It's called having the last laugh.

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