The cases of a private investigations agency run by three Vietnam War veterans, armed with toughness, their own helicopter, and the third's technical ability.
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Series cast summary:
Perry King ...  Cody Allen 56 episodes, 1984-1986
Joe Penny ...  Nick Ryder 56 episodes, 1984-1986
Thom Bray ...  Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky 56 episodes, 1984-1986
Jack Ging ...  Lt. Ted Quinlan 29 episodes, 1984-1985
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Three vietnam veterans (Nick Ryder, Cody Allen and Murray Bozinsky) now work as private eyes in sunny southern California. Nick and Cody are the muscles and Murray is a computer wizard of the trio and together they solve even the hardest cases. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

3 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trio mit vier Fäusten See more »

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(58 episodes)

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Mono | Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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Jack Ging, who plays the tough-as-nails Lt. Quinlan, also played the equally mean and menacing general "bull" Fullbright on The A-team, another Stephen J. Canell show. See more »

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Referenced in Blackcatloner: Change Is in the Air (2016) See more »

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Boz: one of the earliest TV geeks
10 May 2007 | by Paul_in_NJSee all my reviews

I haven't seen the show since it aired back in '84, but that was the era when personal computers was being introduced. The 'computers' and geek-speak on Riptide fascinated me, as we were already using the IBM PC at our business, and Riptide tried to use computers as a supporting element in the show.

Unfortunately, the world of real computers was just a little too new for the writers. I recall Boz explaining how he'd obtained some vital bit of information to the guys: "Well, I downloaded it using ASCII..." But, hey, they tried.

I don't think one mystery was ever explained: where did these Magnum/Airwolf wanna-be PIs get the cash to run both a yacht AND a helicopter?


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