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Due South (1994–1999)

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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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Complete series cast summary:
 Constable Benton Fraser / ... (67 episodes, 1994-1999)
Beau Starr ...
 Lt. Harding Welsh / ... (66 episodes, 1994-1999)
 Jack Huey / ... (66 episodes, 1994-1999)
 Ray Vecchio / ... (44 episodes, 1994-1999)
 Elaine Besbriss (43 episodes, 1994-1997)
 Fraser Sr. / ... (40 episodes, 1994-1999)
Camilla Scott ...
 Margaret Thatcher / ... (38 episodes, 1995-1999)
 Francesca Vecchio / ... (35 episodes, 1994-1999)
Daniel Kash ...
 Louis Gardino / ... (31 episodes, 1994-1996)


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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Release Date:

15 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tandem de choc  »

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David Marciano opted not to return to the series after a contract dispute with Alliance Atlantis, the production company. His character of Ray was replaced by Callum Keith Rennie. The writers wrote Rennie into the story by saying the original Ray Vecchio had gone deep undercover with the mob which was why the appearance change of Ray took place. See more »


Fraser's left hand is stepped on in "Easy Money" yet Quinn tends to the right hand. See more »


Benton Fraser: Tell me where my partner is...or I shall kick you in the head.
Larry: Really?
Benton Fraser: Ah, no.
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Referenced in City of Heroes (2004) See more »


Robert Mackensie
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It should never have ended
2 December 1999 | by (Middlesbrough, England) – See all my reviews

In my opinion this is probably the best TV show ever made, which explains why it didn't last that long. Originality is the key even though it sits within the much copied police genre. A mountie, on the trail of his fathers killer, winds up in Chicago where he befriends a streetwise detective and together they solve the crimes, both big and small, of the Windy City. It's the fact that humour and characterisation take first place over gritty realism (Overrated to be honest) that separates it from, well, every other cop show ever made. Benton Fraser is undeniably one of the greatest characters ever to grace the small screen and his relationship with Ray Vecchio is both touching and humourous. I admit that the dramatic episodes, such as 'Victoria's Secret' and the magnificent 'Juliet is Bleeding' overwhelm the other, lighter, episodes but that is simply because they are so brilliantly written. When Ray and Fraser are sat in the hospital at the end of 'Juliet' and Ray speaks out about his childhood romance with the deceased Irene (Incidentally played by 'The Matrix's' Carrie Anne Moss) you can honestly feel his pain and the expression on Frasers face says more than any amount of comforting words could. It's little scenes like that which show up the show as truly great and worthy of more than three seasons. My favourite scene however, is at the end of 'The Deal' when, after Fraser is badly beaten by the local Mafia boss, Ray takes revenge on his age old nemesis by humiliating him in front of his subordinates, even though he knows that that action might cost him his life. The bonds of friendship between the two have always been shown to be tighter than steel, that's why the show was so great.The acting too was always top notch and if life is even remotely fair both Gross and Marciano should have no problem finding other work. I love this show and it always made me feel good inside. Even though it's gone I'll always have a special place in my heart for it's warmth and humour. It will be sorely missed.

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