Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Urich ...  Dan Tanna 69 episodes, 1978-1981
Bart Braverman ...  Bobby 'Binzer' Borso 69 episodes, 1978-1981
Phyllis Davis ...  Beatrice Travis 69 episodes, 1978-1981
Greg Morris ...  Lt. David Nelson / ... 57 episodes, 1978-1981
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Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps the only known portrayal of a house with a "drive-in" living room. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Money Moves This Town. People Gamble for It, Love for It...Even Kill for It. Just Ask Dan Tanna, Private Eye. He's Murder When the Heat's On!

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1978 (USA) See more »

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Vegas See more »

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Runtime:

(68 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Aaron Spelling's writers based "Dan Tanna" on long time Las Vegas detective Eddie La Rue, who still has an agency in Las Vegas as of November 2008. See more »

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Referenced in The Red Green Show: The Funniest Video (1993) See more »

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19 February 2007 | by clubdisco1979See all my reviews

To the person who commented last...he had one big thing on the series totally backwards. Naomi Steven's character was throughout the 1st season only, at the very end of the 1st season..Greg Morris became the main police friend/help character for the rest of the series and Naomi Stevens was gone after only 1 season...for the better too. Greg Morris appeared only once before his reg role and that was in the pilot episode.

This was def a great series all around. The first season was kinda silly and lame (but watchable). But as the 2nd season started, and major changes were made (in writing, production etc), by the show's final episode in late 1981, it should have had many seasons to go. But of course, like all quality TV...the masses only like crap, and Vega$ was everything but...so it was gone just as it was hitting its peak.

This series def deserves a true DVD release...stop releasing a zillion editions of garbage like "My So Called Life", "Friends" and all this reality TV garbage thats killed television and get this example of what once was quality prime time TV out there!


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