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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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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Stereo

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Color

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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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"Gideon Oliver":- KENNONITE
13 November 2004 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Somehow I seemed to have missed this TV Series starring Louis Gossett,Jr. In this particular TV Series, Louis Gossett(Gideon Oliver),"Deceived",'02, is called to a small town by an old time Kennonite friend who needs his help in solving a murder. The Kennonite family lives like the AMISH or Mennonite people and are not into violence and are being accused of murdering a nearby neighbor. Gideon has to fight the local town people and the sheriff who is controlled by the powerful local politicians. The story gets quite involved with a Kennonite young lady who managed to go to college and learned computers and is struggling with her life in the Kennonite CLAN! If you are a big fan of Louis Gossett, Jr., this is a great TV Series to enjoy viewing.


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