Unsub (1989– )

TV Series  -   -  Mystery | Thriller
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 78 users  
Reviews: 9 user

A special team of FBI forensics experts investigates serial murderers and other unsolved violent crimes.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 449 titles
created 09 Oct 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 14 titles
created 01 Jun 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Unsub" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Unsub (1989– )

Unsub (1989– ) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Unsub.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1989  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dad (1989)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A busy, "always-on-the-run" executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him ... See full summary »

Director: Gary David Goldberg
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis
Crime Story (1986–1988)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.

Stars: Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan
Iron Will (1994)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Haid
Stars: Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers
Wiseguy (1987–1990)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Banks, Jim Byrnes, Ken Wahl
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Richard and Priscilla Parker's lives take a turn for the better when Eddy and Kay move into the house next door. Eddy's a risk taker and shows his new neighbours how to enjoy life at the ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Kevin Spacey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance
Broken Badges (TV Series 1990)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Jack Bowman is a cop from New Orleans who doesn't exactly play by the rules. When he is sent to California on a brief assignment, he is wrongfully blamed for something he didn't do. To get ... See full summary »

Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Eileen Davidson, Jay Johnson
Booker (1989–1990)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dennis Booker, an ex-cop, is hired by the US office of a large Japanese company to investigate some suspect insurance claims. He is very anti-authority, resents being told what to do, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Grieco, Marcia Strassman, Katie Rich
Cobra (1993–1994)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When the traditional judicial system fails, there is an alternative: a special government agency that focuses on the victims.

Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Allison Hossack, James Tolkan
Palace Guard (TV Series 1991)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Tommy Logan is an expert jewel thief who has just gotten out jail. He is hired by Arturo Taft as a security expert for his hotels around the world. Christy Cooper is her boss, and she doesn't like it one bit.

Stars: D.W. Moffett, Marcy Walker, Tony Lo Bianco
Tribeca (TV Series 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Various stories about various people living in Tribeca - the New York's famous neighborhood.

Stars: Philip Bosco, Joe Morton, Antonia Jones
The Last Precinct (TV Series 1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Adam West plays the Captain of a police precinct. Unfortunately, the cops at this precinct are assorted goof-balls, misfits, and malcontents. Essentially, this was an attempt to make a TV ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Perpich, Ernie Hudson, Wings Hauser
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 John Westley "Westy" Grayson / ... (8 episodes, 1989)
...
 Ann Madison (8 episodes, 1989)
...
 Tony D'Agostino (8 episodes, 1989)
...
 Jimmy Bello (8 episodes, 1989)
...
 Alan McWhirter (8 episodes, 1989)
Andrea Mann ...
 Norma McWhirter (8 episodes, 1989)
...
 Ned Platt (8 episodes, 1989)
Edit

Storyline

A special team of FBI forensics experts investigates serial murderers and other unsolved violent crimes.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crimini misteriosi  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kent McCord, whose real last name is McWhirter, plays scientist Alan McWhirter. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Killed off before its time.
1 August 2011 | by (Los Angeles, CA, United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching all 8 episodes of this brilliant show. David Soul did a stellar job not only heading up the cast, but his portrayal of John Grayson was a terrific follow up to Starsky and Hutch. As the other reviewers have noted, this show predates all the great crime TV shows: CSI, Criminal Minds, L&O, etc., and that was also the reason for its downfall.

During the Reagan-Bush era, the late 1980s when the show was on, Bible- thumping groups of Americans felt it was their God given right to ruin the fun for everyone else. They launched a campaign against Unsub and subsequently the sponsors pulled out. Thank Dog they didn't succeed with their narrow-minded attempt to also remove the Simpsons, unfortunately, Unsub could not sustain their wrath. My hope is that the shows are re-released on DVD.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
UnSub Videos??? HarryKrishna
ahead of its time gretzreid
shoe episode tbula37
What does unsub mean? agelessmike
Unsub = Criminal Minds? marymackie
DVD release July 27, 2010 ATLarsen
Discuss Unsub (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?