Due South: Season 1, Episode 0

Pilot (23 Apr. 1994)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Leann Brighton
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Capt. Walsh
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Page Fletcher ...
Frank Drake
Ken Pogue ...
Gerard
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Mrs. Vecchio
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James Millington ...
Underhill (as Jim Millington)
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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. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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The poem that Fraser was reciting at the end of the episode Victora's Secret part 2, as he lay on the train platform is "The Windhover" by Gerard Manley Hopkins. 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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Benton Fraser: It would have been a party of six.
Herb Lantrell: Brought a bunch of nuns up on a retreat. That help?
Benton Fraser: Not unless they were carrying firearms.
Herb Lantrell: You're sure they were Americans, eh?
Benton Fraser: They were all wearing new boots, they were driving a Jeep Wrangler, and they carried big guns.
Herb Lantrell: Americans it is.
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Brilliant Show- wish it was still On Air!!!!
27 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well what can I say? The acting is generally good throughout inspite of some woodern background characterisations. Paul Cross and David Marciano played well of each other both acting their respective roles with an emotional depth and a twist of humour when required.

The series' two key strengths are in the chalk and cheese style interaction between Fraser and Vecchio coupled with Benton Fraser's straight laced somewhat bizarre boy scout like approach to life in Chicago.

The interesting thing I noticed is that the Mountie outfit, although tying in well to Fraser's character, is something of super hero costume as he adopts something of an aura of invincibility when he dons the red uniform!!! Also the use of Diefenbaker the deaf wolf also gives the show a slightly surreal slant which goes a step further in the final series when Fraser starts to see the ghost of his father.

Overall an enjoyable and amusing TV series with good acting a fresh concept and some well thought out story lines. Definitely worth checking out!!!


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