The cases of a cynical American police detective and a upright Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in the city of Chicago.

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 Constable Benton Fraser / ... (67 episodes, 1994-1999)
Beau Starr ...
 Lt. Harding Welsh / ... (66 episodes, 1994-1999)
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 Jack Huey / ... (66 episodes, 1994-1999)
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 Ray Vecchio (44 episodes, 1994-1999)
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 Elaine Besbriss (43 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Fraser Sr. / ... (40 episodes, 1994-1999)
Camilla Scott ...
 Margaret Thatcher / ... (38 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Francesca Vecchio / ... (35 episodes, 1994-1999)
Daniel Kash ...
 Louis Gardino / ... (31 episodes, 1994-1996)
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The third and fourth seasons of "Due South" pick up shortly after the first two left off. Fraser returns to Chicago, to find a blond has assumed Ray Vecchio's identity, and everyone just seems to accept it but him. Fraser and his new partner (real name Stanley Raymond Kowalski) soon find level ground to agree on, and work together to solve crimes on the mean streets of Chicago. Written by Kaolin

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While Constable Fraser has sustained various injuries during the run of the series, they have only happened when he chose not to wear his hat, or it had been knocked off his head through various circumstances. This has earned his hat the nickname, "The Stetson of Invulnerability." See more »

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Most of the city scenes are set in Chicago, IL, USA. However, if you watch the street signs you will see 'One Way' and 'Do Not Enter' signs without words on them, which are typical for Canadian cities (due to bilingualism laws worded signs would have to be in English and French). Also, speed limit signs can be seen posted in kilometers/hour instead of miles. See more »

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Ray Vecchio: Well, I'll be.
Fraser: Be what, Ray?
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Referenced in EZ Streets: A Terrible Beauty (1997) See more »

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Ride Forever
by Paul Gross
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My favorite TV series from the 90's
14 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

The spirit of the pristine countryside out of which Paul Haggis' contemporary vision of the stalwart Mountie emerges was summoned to an unlikely place--downtown Chicago--and from it, "Due South" was born. My cynical side gave in to the sense of snow and suggestion of rarefied air, and the crisp figure of Paul Gross against them, as the character he plays--Constable Benton Fraser--greets the squalor and disorder of the big city with uncommon graciousness. Haggis must have intuited this gallantry would soon trigger the gag reflex of people like me, and mercifully introduced a comic turn, so his conception wouldn't turn insufferably "noble." Enter David Marciano as Chicago detective Ray Vecchio, and this vehicle burns rubber. You don't mind Haggis turning your disbelief on its head with Ray around. He's the lever that balances our doubts against the heroics that ensue. That is to say, if Ray doesn't mind being the butt of Haggis' jokes, why should we? And the laughs make the unwelcome moral at the end of each episode stick in a way it wouldn't with a graver approach.

I'm a sucker for themes where fathers try to redeem themselves in the eyes of their children, but if it's mawkish, I head for the remote control. There are at least two episodes like these that I can remember, both handled well. The one with the ex-con (and his partners-in-crime) soaked in gasoline contemplating suicide with a lit match in his hand, so his son can be set for life with the booty he's collected made my heart stop. The way Fraser talks him out of it had me swallowing hard. It was spellbinding.

I regret this series leaving the air. Gross and Marciano make for smashing buddy-buddy interplay--and I usually hate this kind of stuff. But Haggis turned me around, and had me feeling that good things were at stake, that with every day lay an opportunity to save it, that there was something to this zeal for justice and pursuit of love and self-respect, that when Haggis headed south, he was really aiming for Heaven. "Due South" was my favorite TV series from the 90's.




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