Shell Game: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (8 Jan. 1987)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy, Drama
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On the run, a con artist chances upon her ex-husband and former partner, now working as a TV producer, and soon gets his consumer affairs show involved in a plea for help from a private mental hospital.


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Episode credited cast:
Riley / John Reid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Detective #one
Camilo Pavon
Nigel Howard


Con artist Dinah arrives in Santa Ana, CA with her latest mark, a Colombian drug dealer, hot on her trail. She is surprised to find her ex-husband and former partner-in-crime Riley, who's done the unthinkable: he's gone straight, working as television producer John Reid on a local consumer affairs show. Masquerading as reporter Jennie Jerome, she unwillingly gets him involved in a plea for help from an heiress unjustly confined to a private mental hospital while trying to elude her own pursuers. Written by Mark Limvere-Robinson

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Comedy | Drama



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8 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Riley: No! You're not gonna do this! You're not gonna take me down memory lane! Good night, adios, so long, goodbye, good luck...
Dinah: Oh, please! Pavon is here, in Santa Ana!
[Riley gets back in the car to leave]
Dinah: Oh, please, all I'm asking is a place to stay until he moves on. Then I'll leave, I swear it! Riley... he's gonna kill me.
Riley: The name is Reid. Get in the car.
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