Crime drama about a wise, elderly, Asian-American LAPD cop investigating crimes with his culturally insensitive and thickheaded but overall good-natured younger partner, Lt. George Shaver.
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2   1  
1988   1987  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Pat Morita ...  Lt. Ohara 30 episodes, 1987-1988
Robert Clohessy ...  Lt. George Shaver 19 episodes, 1987-1988
Rachel Ticotin ...  Teresa Storm / ... 14 episodes, 1987-1988
Meagen Fay ...  Roxy 14 episodes, 1987-1988
Kevin Conroy ...  Capt. Lloyd Hamilton 11 episodes, 1987
Jon Polito ...  Capt. Ross 11 episodes, 1987
Madge Sinclair ...  Gussie Lemmons 11 episodes, 1987
Richard Yniguez ...  Det. Jesse Guerrera 11 episodes, 1987
Catherine Keener ...  Lt. Cricket Sideris 11 episodes, 1987
Jack Wallace ...  Sgt. Phil O'Brien 11 episodes, 1987
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The series focuses on an unconventional Los Angeles-based Japanese American police lieutenant named Ohara who uses spirituality methods such as meditation in his home shrine to solve crimes without the use of a gun or a partner, although he would use martial arts if necessary. He often talked in the form of epigrams. He was later paired with a partner named Lt. George Shaver who was a more conventional cop.

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He doesn't drive. He doesn't shoot. He doesn't punch. And he doesn't lose. Ohara. The un-cop.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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In Brazil the series was titled as "Karate Kid Ohara", taking advantage of the success of Pat Morita in the 1984 movie. See more »

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A good series, overlooked in a world of Hillstreet Blues
2 September 2002 | by SimmoMar-2See all my reviews

I remember watching this when I was about 8 years old back in the day, and I actually still have some episodes I return to from time to time. It was similar to the NYPD Blue / New York Undercover style shows but came before them. I believe because it followed Hillstreet in a time that cop dramas weren't big it didn't make a lasting impression. I doubt we'll be able to find it anywhere, but it was a neat show at the time.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1987 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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