Manimal (1983)
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Jonathan Chase is a British college professor at New York University who has the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal he wants. He decides to use his power to assist the New... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Jonathan Chase
... Brooke McKenzie
... Ty Earl
... Lt. Rivera
... Jordon
... Charles P. Drew
... Simmons
George Loros ... Hollister
... Drew's Date
... Karen Jade
... Col. Hunt
... Bum
... Old man
... Kramer
Del Hinkley ... Maitre D'
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Jonathan Chase is a British college professor at New York University who has the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal he wants. He decides to use his power to assist the New York Police Department in solving unusual crimes, and in this series pilot, he teams up with cute cop Brooke and war buddy Ty to stop some terrorists from stealing a supply of toxic gas. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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30 September 1983 (USA)  »

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The two hour pilot's set description had the hero living in a New York Town House, with a subterranean safe room where the beasts were housed. Another set, which would be adjacent, was the garage where his auto was stored. The production's designer, Hub Braden, proposed a two story main house interior with the second floor having a center open well to view the first floor, with a glass sky-light ceiling. The proposed budget for this newly constructed main set was $150,000.00. The safe room for the animals was $75,000.00. Glenn Larson and Harker Wade, (sort of) went along with the main sets' estimated costs until the 20th Century Fox Television Division balked at the expense. In stead of building the new set, a standing film set (from a recently shot film) was ordered to be used, revamping for the required hero home base. After all the alterations and additional requirements for the productions needs, this one main interior set resulted costing over $350,000.00 (in revisions) for the pilot. While the "panther and hawk" enclosure safe room remained in the budgeted $75,000. An exterior Fox Lot-studio New York Street facade was used for the exterior Hero house, which had a lower ramp-up to the studio street, which became the main garage driveway entrance, revised with a new automatic garage door addition. See more »

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Whenever Jonathan turned into a bird his hands became talons. His feet should have turned into talons and his hands and arms to wings. See more »

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Edited into Automan: Automan (1983) See more »

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Never Gonna Let You Go
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Written by Sérgio Mendes
Performed by Joe Pizzulo and Leza Miller
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can't believe this show wasn't a hit in the u.k.!
27 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I loved this film and the all too brief TV series that followed. A dashing hero in the form of gorgeous actor Simon MacCorkindale, a Professor with the unusual ability to be able to transform himself into a various variety of animals in order to fight crime. The story lines were good, the acting superb, the overall show, GREAT! I thoroughly enjoyed this film and the series that ran for a short time and would fully recommend it to all. So if you have the chance to watch this film, go ahead, especially for those Simon MacCorkindale fans. Hope you enjoy this film as much as I did.


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