Jack Bowman is a cop from New Orleans who doesn't exactly play by the rules. When he is sent to California on a brief assignment, he is wrongfully blamed for something he didn't do. To get ... See full summary »
In 1898 Cuba, five Buffalo Soldiers find a gold cache, desert and return to America where they help defend a black town from the KKK, all the while trying to avoid capture by lawmen and military authorities alike.
Mario Van Peebles
Mario Van Peebles,
George Lollar takes his family on vacation with "Club Sand", a shoddy and untrustworthy company. On their tropical island, they find soldiers everywhere, an unhelpful staff, inhospitable ... See full summary »
Robin Pearson Rose,
Texas billionaire J.J. Starbuck drives around the country in a 1961 Lincoln convertible, with horns on the hood, acting as a private detective solving crimes. He charms the police and ... See full summary »
A cop and his wife adopt three young boys whose parents were cops and/or killed in the line of duty. The three boys became The Hat Squad, part of the police department that tries to track ... See full summary »
Don Michael Paul,
Sonny Spoon, a young con man, pulls elaborate scams to steal money from the crooked, aided by his father, an experienced con man himself, and his circle of criminal friends.Written by
As played by Mario Van Peebles, Sonny Spoon was a private detective with an eye for the ladies (and vice versa), people in legal places who tolerated him, lowlife informers... it certainly doesn't sound original (four people shared creator credit, including Stephen J. Cannell and Randall Wallace), but as is often the case what the finished result is didn't matter so much as how it came about.
Thanks to lightly amusing scripts and likeable playing - plus a pleasing tendency to treat disabled people like regular people rather than sentimental crutches (a trait shared with "Wiseguy") - "Sonny Spoon" was one of the more entertaining private-eye shows out there. Too bad Mario Van Peebles never bettered this fun but short-lived show.
"Now I want this understood - I control the film, video and television rights to this entire story..."
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