Due South (1994–1999)
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Pilot 

After the murder of his father in the Yukon, Fraser, a RCMP constable, follows the killer's tracks all the way to Chicago where he meets Ray, a Chicago PD detective. Together they continue their search for the truth and justice.

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Wendel Meldrum ...
Leann Brighton
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Capt. Walsh
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Insp. Moffatt
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Frank Drake
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Gerard
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Mrs. Vecchio
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Underhill (as Jim Millington)
Victor Ertmanis ...
Supt. Meers
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Inuit Hunter
Kimberly Ange ...
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When a legendary Canadian Mountie is murdered, his son (and fellow RCMP) Constable Benton Fraser follows the trail of his killers to Chicago, where he teams up with a local cop to bring them to justice. However, he soon finds that the trail leads closer to home than he ever imagined. Written by Mark Cabot

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23 April 1994 (USA)  »

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David Marciano explained in a 1995 LA Times article on the series that the dead caribou seen in the pilot was a real caribou that they killed for use in filming. The Inuit people told the producers that they killed the caribou and did not use it for it's true purpose and that unless they had a proper burial for the caribou, the show would be cursed. Marciano then explained that the show was then cursed with such incidents as a plane use for production crashing and a special effects explosion nearly blowing up a location (the El Mocambo rock club). So the producers went back and gave the caribou a proper burial. See more »

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Obvious stunt double when Fraser jumps on the back of the speeding van. See more »

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[Fraser asks Gerard to give him a transfer to the Canadian Consulate in Chicago so he investigate his father's murder]
Gerard: What was the biggest city you ever worked in?
Benton Fraser: Moosejaw.
Gerard: Yeah, and you were transferred out after five weeks because you couldn't adapt to such an urban life style. You're like your father. Out there in no man's land, there isn't a better cop in the world. But in Chicago, they'd eat you alive in a minute. Sorry.
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References The Rifleman (1958) See more »

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From A Million Miles
by Single Gun Theory
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Fantasy, but of what *should* be! Excellent role model.
20 September 2003 | by (Lincoln, Texas) – See all my reviews

Frank wrote:

"Get outta here! What a crappy concept for a series. This show is almost as ridiculous as "Raven" is a crappy spin-off. Yeah right, this guy can run around in his Mountie-uniform and nobody is going to mind that he really has no authority whatever to tell anybody anything! I'd rather watch "Fantasy Island"...ahh!"

You're absolutely right Frank; Constable Fraser would have no more authority than I do when I tell local rotten kids to stop throwing things at peoples cars. No more moral obligation than I to stand up to bullies, no more responsibility than you for making the world a decent, safe place. You seem to think that authority comes from a position, a job, a badge. Authority is inherent in responsibility & accountability.

I would far rather live in Benton Fraser, RCMP's world than in *my* world where children in school can't be told that what they've done is wrong, & that they are bad for doing something wrong. I'm still astounded that kids even come to school that way! What are their parents doing? Even primary school age kids are exempt from dicipline. Supposedly they can't understand right & wrong; I put it to you that without being taught, they *never* will! eg todays deteriorating society. We can't und whats been done, but we can stop it from going any further & see that it doesn't happen again.

I am not as good a man as Fraser; but he gives me a target; the character Paul Gross fleshed out is an outstanding role model for everyone. I'm not at all surprised that the show failed with American audiences, whose mass media general public mind is slowly eroding into something resembling tapioca, & who can't bear to be reminded of their shortcomings, or how far they've slipped from the high water mark of their greatest generation.


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