The Riptide Detective Agency is hired to consult for a new detective television show. The lead actors follow the guys around over a week while investigating an actual case.



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Episode cast overview:
Thom Bray ...
Annette McCarthy ...
Rosalind Grant
Cary Russell (as Richard Greene)
Danny Wells ...
Myron Bell
Lt. Joanna Parisi
Jim Schneider
Kyle Ludwig
Tony Mordente ...
The Director
Paul Snider ...
The A.D.
Ronald M. Vargas Sr. ...
The D.P. (as Ron Vargas)


The penultimate episode of Riptide is a great send up of the ABC series Moonlighting. The Riptide guys get hired by a TV producer to "train" the two stars of his new series. The two stars follow the guys around on a case to get a little on-the-job training. H. Richard Greene turns in a great performance as Cary Russell doing his best David Addison (Bruce Willis) the whole way.

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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

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Contains flashbacks to earlier episodes. See more »

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