Silk Stalkings (1991–1999)

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Cassandra "Cassy" St. John and Tom Ryan are the new duo in town. It is now their job to catch the killers of Palm Beach. They are ex-partners, who got married, and then divorced. Now they ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Charlie Brill ...
 Capt. Harry Lipschitz / ... (129 episodes, 1993-1999)
 Sgt. Rita Lee Lance (101 episodes, 1991-1995)
 Sgt. Chris Lorenzo (100 episodes, 1991-1995)
 Det. Sgt. Cassandra 'Cassy' St. John / ... (67 episodes, 1993-1999)
 Det. Sgt. Tom Ryan (66 episodes, 1996-1999)
 Announcer (54 episodes, 1991-1993)


Cassandra "Cassy" St. John and Tom Ryan are the new duo in town. It is now their job to catch the killers of Palm Beach. They are ex-partners, who got married, and then divorced. Now they are partnered together again. Rita left the show to care for her and Chris's unborn child. Written by <>

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7 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Although the series is supposed to be set in Palm Beach, Florida, the series was actually filmed in San Diego, California. See more »


Sgt. Rita Lee Lance: I would rather go down in a blaze of inefficiency with you.
Sgt. Chris Lorenzo: It's just that you're my best friend, Sam.
Sgt. Rita Lee Lance: As long as you're working with me, you're not even gonna come close.
Sgt. Chris Lorenzo: I wasn't making a play.
Sgt. Rita Lee Lance: Oh, but as soon as they separate us, I will race you to the nearest motel.
Sgt. Chris Lorenzo: I couldn't take that chance, Sam. I am so good in bed that I would explode that balloon in your head in the first 30 mintues. I just wouldn't want that on my conscience.
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A cop show that brings a colorful twist to law and order.
11 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before I offer any description of this TV show, I want to point out that the 'opening sequence' rates in my top 10. It is a sexy and overt grabber sequence that rivals that of "Hawaii Five-O", "Miami Vice", and even "Mission Impossible".

It is usually followed by Rita's narrative of what is yet to come.

So... we have this pair of police detectives. They are based in Palm Beach Florida. They are undoubtedly solving a murder that takes place before they even run the credits. A formula that remains in use.

Chris and Rita, the two main cop partner characters continue to have a professional but close relationship which adds some spark to the show. Others will acknowledge a real chemistry there, though perhaps awkward. When fire was added to the relationship it burned out the show. Keep the spark, prevent the fire, now that keeps us wondering what will happen next week.

Perhaps, the actors were done. The show still went on to much disappointment (at least by me). Forget the 'second cast'. The formula doesn't mix. Please don't dismiss the first few years.

Silk Stalkings presented a very new and different scene for a police detective environment which borrows from "Miami Vice" and then takes it over the top. It never takes itself too seriously, which really adds to the enjoyment.

I am pleased that it is now offered on DVD, and can now be rented. When you get sick of commercials, just pop a Silk in the DVD player and enjoy. Sure it is fluff... but when you get to the commercial break YOU DON'T GET ANY COMMERCIALS. You are right back into the show. Pause to pee if you like, but it does not really matter, you'll pick it right back up.

Perhaps I am biased somewhat... I used to watch it when it was actually on TV. This is a landmark show in my opinion. The outrageous police department decor and the dress of the main characters helped keep me interested.

Ignore the predictability, "Silk Stalkings" is a one of a kind, and worth a few enjoyable hours.

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