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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Michael Mann
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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 »

Also Known As:

Vegas See more »

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Runtime:

(68 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Robert Urich was nine years older than Catherine Hickland in real-life, even though his character, Dan Tanna, was the younger brother to Julie. See more »

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Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Michael Mann (2001) See more »

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Vega$
7 January 2002 | by AppleAsylumSee all my reviews

I am very surprised that there are not several comments already on here about this show! Vega$ is one of the many, many, many Spelling Drama's. I don't know what it is with him, but the magic he makes when he creates a show is incredible! This particular show had most of what the rest of his hits & non-hit shows have...Style! Its simple, take a detective in Nevada, all the casinos, showgirls, the bad guys, & the late70's early 80's & you have Vega$. The show lacked in speed. It ran dry often. All & all though, it is a fun show. I look at it now & compare Vega$ to Vegas now. Anytime it airs give it a try. 1-10 (7)


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