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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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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Trivia

This was one of three TV series partly influenced by the success of the theatrical movie Blue Thunder (1983). Like Airwolf (1984) on CBS and Blue Thunder (1984) on ABC, "Riptide" initially featured prominent use of a helicopter; although whereas those other two instances portrayed super-slick hi-tech choppers, the "Riptide" helicopter ('The Screaming Mimi') was clunky and old, and had trouble just staying in the sky. Prominant featuring of the helicopter was somewhat dropped later in favor of more standard private-eye car chases and such. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) See more »

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More like "Magnum" than "Blue Thunder"
19 December 2007 | by S.R. DipalingSee all my reviews

What I was familiar with this show gave me the sense that this Stephen J.Cannell-produced show--created hard on the heels of past successes such as "Rockford Files" and "The A*Team"--was supposed to be somewhat of a expansion of the "LAid-back Vietnam Vets become P.I.s in Warm Climes" dynamic that was first floated out by the much more successful "Magnum P.I.". As such,it was an easy to watch(though not particularly an improvement upon the much more viscerally satisfying "A*Team")hour of TV that didn't,alas,register as strong as the show(or shows)it was cribbed from. The trio of vets(Joe Penny,Perry King and Thom Bray,all securely locked into careers now as guest stars and/or TV-movie staples)live by a Marina,operate a helicopter and take on varying cases. I'm figuring this show will pop up on TVLAnd before too much longer,assuming it hasn't already.


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