Gideon Oliver is an anthropology professor at Columbia University who uses his knowledge of other cultures to solve crimes, aided by his daughter and assistant Zina.

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Complete series cast summary:
Louis Gossett Jr. ...  Gideon Oliver 5 episodes, 1989
Shari Headley ...  Zina Oliver 3 episodes, 1989
Mary Fogarty Mary Fogarty ...  Catharine / ... 2 episodes, 1989
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Gideon Oliver is an anthropology professor at Columbia University who uses his knowledge of other cultures to solve crimes, aided by his daughter and assistant Zina.

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Country:

USA

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English

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20 February 1989 (USA) See more »

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By the Rivers of Babylon See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Only five episodes aired, between February and September 1989. See more »

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Edited into The ABC Mystery Movie (1989) See more »

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1 November 2018 | by croodSee all my reviews

I remember the series exists all these years later, which says something, but I can't say much more. I do remember there was an episode that was clearly "inspired" by The Godfather, swapping Italian-Americans for Chinese-Americans. Gideon was essentially in the Kay position as the outsider dealing with someone he cares about being drawn into organized crime. In this case, it was his start student in the Michael Corleone role.

I do remember being surprised that the ending didn't give the typical TV episode resolution.


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