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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

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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Stingray" attracted his clients by advertising a black 1965 Chevrolet Corvette "for barter only". See more »

Quotes

Ray: Yeah, I got a Plan B: making Plan A work!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits were played over behind-the-scenes photos of the making of that week's episode See more »

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Follows Stingray (1985) See more »

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Nick Mancuso....a handsome, sexy, mysterious character......
28 July 2005 | by saturngoddess1230See all my reviews

i remember being mesmerized by this show and of course the vintage 1965 Stingray driven by Nick Mancuso. He played his character quite well...he was very handsome, mysterious, yet there was also a vulnerability to him that i found extremely sexy -- not to mention those hypnotic dark eyes and the stealth in the way he carried himself. like i said...sexy...elusive and yet very masculine, with a chameleon-like existence...much like "The Pretender". unlike the other private eye characters, where they are paid for hire, "Ray" only provided favors for those he helped, and when the time came, for the favor to be given back. sounded fair enough for me. it's a shame this series was so short lived. i lived for those Friday nights before "Miami Vice" when "Stingray" came on...with its sexy, yet edgy musical score.

to be quite honest...they could've kept "MV" and continued with "Stingray"...perhaps one day the good folks of TV Land will show the short reruns of it...we can only hope.


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