Nash Bridges (1996–2001)

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A smart alecky San Francisco cop and his get rich quick scheme of a partner keep tabs on crime and take down the bad guys in the Bay Area.

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Series cast summary:
 Insp. Nash Bridges / ... (122 episodes, 1996-2001)
 Cassidy Bridges (122 episodes, 1996-2001)
 Insp. Harvey Leek (122 episodes, 1996-2001)
 Officer Peggy (122 episodes, 1996-2001)
 Joe Dominguez / ... (120 episodes, 1996-2001)
 Insp. Evan Cortez / ... (100 episodes, 1996-2000)
 Nick Bridges (96 episodes, 1996-2001)
Ronald Russell ...
 Officer Ronnie / ... (65 episodes, 1997-2001)


Nash is a smart-alecky police inspector (Don Johnson) who's seen fighting crime on the streets of San Francisco, while driving around in his screaming yellow 70ish Plymouth Hemi Barracuda. He's the typical super-cop on the beat, who always wins in the end. Unfortunately, his personal relationships leave much to be desired. He has two ex-wives, a 16-year-old daughter needing a lot of supervision, and a father with Alzheimer's disease who keeps getting kicked out of retirement homes and dropping by to visit. Written by NASH-B Discussion List Moderators <>

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Crime fighter by day. Lady killer by night. See more »


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29 March 1996 (USA)  »

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(122 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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According to the opening credits sequence of the first season, Nash was born on 7 December 1955. It also features Nash's and Lisa's divorce document, according to which his full name is Nash Nicholas Bridges and hers is Lisa Crandall Bridges. Lisa was the petitioner of their divorce and Nash was the respondent. See more »


Although Nash Bridges' car is referred to as a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda (the grille/headlamp, mirrors, and tail light configuration is that of a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda.) The actual cars used were 5 Total, (4) 1970 Plymouth Barracudas and (1) 1973 Coupe (used as FX Car)converted to look like 1971 Hemi Cuda Convertibles. None actually had a Hemi motor, but rather 318-440 motors. 1 stick and 4 automatics. See more »


[Trying to identify a suspect Nash spoke to on the phone]
Nash Bridges: Joe, you remember that electronic tone we heard when I was talking on the phone? You think he could be wearing a hearing aid?
Joe Dominguez: What?
Nash Bridges: You think he could be wearing a hearing aid?
Joe Dominguez: What?
Nash Bridges: You think he could... oh, very funny.
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six seasons of fun
6 July 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

NASH BRIDGES has occupied my Friday nights since the second season, when I started watching. Every Friday, it felt like I was sitting down with a group of friends with it's great combination of the right actors in the right roles. The supporting characters were just as interesting as the main characters, with each having their own background developed over the years. The best episodes were clearly in the early years, and while the show seemed to be losing some steam in the final season, it never lost it's entertainment value, even with the weak moments it had. Yasmine Bleeth was, thankfully, not there that long. She was a really bad character and proved she didn't have much talent. The final season introduced us to Cress Williams and the beautiful Wendy Moniz, who were both welcomes addition, but unfortunately, the show was cancelled, and we never got to learn a lot about either character. The show sometimes did get a little too talky, and the show did hurt itself by making Jodi Lyn-O'Keefe become a cop in the final season, a decision that was really bad and made her character become hated by many fans of the show. Cassidy worked best as Nash's daughter, but she was just never believable as a tough cop. But the five seasons before it out-weigh the lackluster sixth season, with plenty of episodes providing a well-balanced mixture of humor, action, and character. The moments between Nash and his father were always touching, making for some pleasant father/son moments that are hardly ever seen on television these days. Cheech Marin was always a riot with his get-rich-quick schemes and general bad luck, and Jeff Perry's Harvey Leek should go down as one of the best supporting characters on television. I just wish they had never killed off Kelly Hu's character. She was really good, and we instead got Bleeth as an extremely poor substitute. But the good times live on in reruns on USA, giving me plenty of nights to catch up with the humor, action, and characters (and of course, the car) that made NASH BRIDGES such a fun show.

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