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Get Christie Love! 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (1974–1975)
Adventures of sexy & sassy black undercover cop Christie Love.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Teresa Graves ...  Christie Love 23 episodes, 1974-1975
Charles Cioffi ...  Matt Reardon 12 episodes, 1974
Jack Kelly ...  Arthur Ryan 10 episodes, 1975
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Christie Love was a very beautiful and quite charming black woman who also happened to be a skilled undercover operative with the Los Angeles Police Department. Her smarts and skills often came in handy when posing as a prostitute, jewel thief, etc. in an effort to bring down the bad guys. Her boss was Lt. Reardon, who was replaced by Capt. Ryan. Caruso, Belmont, Valencia and Gallagher were cops with whom Christie worked. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Beauty, Brains...and a Badge See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Not Rated
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USA

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English

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22 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anjo Negro See more »

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(22 episodes)

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Cicely Tyson was originally cast as Christie Love, but was involved in an accident just a day before beginning work on the series. Executive producer David L. Wolper was understanding of the situation and recast the role. The two would eventually work together on the mini-series Roots (1977). See more »

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Christie Love: You under arrest, Sugar.
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Featured in TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) See more »

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Commentary:Teresa Graves
11 October 2002 | by raysondSee all my reviews

In the words of Christie Love: "Watch Out Sugar!"

In commerating on a television legend,Teresa Graves was the first of many black actresses to play to lead of a police officer who was also an undercover cop who used her street smarts to catch the baddies and to also get herself out of danger situations. Her favorite ploy was to pretend that she was helpless when confronted by muggers,rapists,and others who were braking the law,but the surprising effect that she used was to get back her allies with some breathtaking martial arts skills on them with was the highlight of this short-lived series.

The show was called "Get Christie Love" which first started out as a feature length film which was produced by David L.Wolper,who went on to produced several others successful shows including the mulitple Emmy winning "Roots". The TV series of the same title(produced by Wolper) ran on ABC-TV from 1974-75. The pilot series was a huge ratings winner which was the result of ABC's Movie Of The Week when it premiered in the fall of 1974. Unfortunately,the show was very good in some of the episodes(which produced 22 episodes),but certain wisecracks and heavy action sequences(which may the show more interesting to watch)weren't enough to keep on the air for more than one season(despicted low ratings). If this were remade as a big screen feature for a remake,the producers many considered for actress Vivica A. Fox for the part(HANDS DOWN!)of Christie.....

About the actress Teresa Graves...........

The reason that I'm commenting on this series is that Miss Graves was a pioneer at what she did for TV back in the 60's and 70's. As most people may not know about her,she was a regular feature on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In,which ran on NBC-TV from 1968-72,and was one of the members of the highly popular psychedelic singing group during her status with Laugh-In. She starred in several feature films before giving up her acting career altogether for religious purposes in the mid-1970's and throughout the 1980's. A lady and style and substance. She will be truly missed. R.I.P.

She passed away of natural causes on October,11,2002 at the age of 54.


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