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Man of the People 

A man of dubious past joins the city council in place of his wife. He is savvy and becomes very popular which endangers the plans of several other politicians in town, especially the devious mayor.

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R.J. Stewart
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Complete series cast summary:
James Garner ...  Councilman Jim Doyle 10 episodes, 1991-1992
Corinne Bohrer ...  Constance Leroy 10 episodes, 1991-1992
George Wyner ...  Art Lurie 10 episodes, 1991-1992
Romy Windsor ...  Rita 10 episodes, 1991-1992
Taylor Nichols ...  Richard Lawrence 10 episodes, 1991-1992
Kate Mulgrew ...  Mayor Lisbeth Chardin 10 episodes, 1991-1992
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A man of dubious past joins the city council in place of his wife. He is savvy and becomes very popular which endangers the plans of several other politicians in town, especially the devious mayor.

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15 September 1991 (USA) See more »

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Kathleen Quinlan originally played the part of Constance Leroy but quit early in the production of he show. The role was recast with Corinne Bohrer, who re-shot Quinlan's scenes. See more »

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An Underrated Gem
10 December 1998 | by Shep-4See all my reviews

Just as Jack Kelly took his Bart Maverick persona into "real world" politics, so James Garner adapted his Bret Maverick style to a modern day political scenario in this underrated gem of a series that was too humorous to be a drama yet too touching to be a true sitcom. As councilman Jim Doyle, Garner created a charismatic politician who used his con-man skills to "fight city hall" from within, never letting legalities or protocol get in the way of truly serving his constituents and seeking justice. Councilman Doyle (like Garner's Jim Rockford) seemed to be surrounded by annoying personalities, most notably the self-serving mayor, delectably portrayed by Kate Mulgrew, which gave his victories a sense of poetic justice. If you have the chance to catch this short-lived, almost-completely-ignored treasure, don't miss it!


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