Poncherello meets a teacher and falls in love. Thieves are targeting wealthy drivers and robbing them on the highway. Grossman is taking guitar lessons.



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Episode credited cast:
Tom Reilly ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vanessa James (as Beverly Sassoon)
Frank Arno ...
Truck Driver
Debbie Bishop ...
Barbara Bloomberg ...
Mrs. Bloomberg
Mrs. Marks
Kristi Ferrell ...
Jenny (as Kristie Ferrell)
Tina Gayle ...


Frank meets the woman of his dreams. Vanessa is a school teacher that he meets at a MADD meeting. After overcoming some hurdles to the new relationship, mostly in the form of a stalker ex-boyfriend, they announce their engagement. Ironically and predictably, Vanessa is killed while saving a stray dog when a drunk driver strikes her during their engagement party picnic.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




Release Date:

5 December 1982 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Much of what Poncherello is shown doing regarding Vanessa before their date in modern times could be in violation of California's stalking laws. California passed stalking laws in 1990 partially as a result of the attempted murder of actress Theresa Saldana in 1982 as well as several high-profile murders in the same decade. See more »


While trailing the robber's truck, Poncherello says to hang back and hide until backup arrives. In a subsequent scene, Nelson's motorcycle is shown to have the red lights flashing while they are doing so. See more »

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17 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i have had seen the show as where i was so overwhelmed that i couldn't imagine on how it would feel to loose a loved one to a drunk driver i have been wondering why its not listed anywhere, and was there a reason that this program was not allowed to be shown i would love to buy a copy, have any idea on where i can even buy one i would be grateful, i would be sure to watch it over and over again i love watching the old TV shows.. i feel like i am living in that life again.. making me feel like i am not old as i don't feel old,

but my kids and grandkids end up watching some of the old shows and there like grandma..

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