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"Ray", a man of mystery, gets people out of trouble, asking for favors in return.
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1987   1986   1985  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Nick Mancuso ...  Stingray 23 episodes, 1986-1987
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Storyline

Ray is a shadowy character with a mysterious 'secret agent' past. People in trouble often come to him for help, since he has a lot of important and powerful contacts. He refuses to be paid for his services; however, those seeking his assistance must promise him a favor. Some time in the future, Ray will come to them and ask to collect on that favor, giving them some task that is often arduous and/or dangerous. The title of the show comes from the vintage Corvette Stingray that Ray drives. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contrato de Risco See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Runtime:

(23 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Moving production to Vancouver caused great weather challenges to the production which led to stories being changed and is thought to have led to it's cancellation. See more »

Quotes

David Warren: You've had a lot of exposure. Check yourself into a hospital.
Ray: Have you ever tasted the food in a hospital?
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Surprisingly Mature
15 February 2005 | by MitchHellmanSee all my reviews

One of the things I admired about the show was the quality of the scripts. Not only did the plots vary considerably as to genre (mystery, science fiction, crime drama, psychological drama) but there appeared to be a concerted effort to explore different writing styles and devices.

For example: I recall one episode that was a 'Mission Impossible'-style caper with a unique twist-- the first half of the show was how the caper was SUPPOSED to come off, while the second half was how disastrously wrong it (nearly) turned out. Another show featured a mystery writer who appeared to write what was happening to Ray as it was happening-- that Ray's actions and the plot were under the writer's control, not Ray's.


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