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Due South 

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The cases of a cynical American police detective and a upright Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in the city of Chicago.

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Paul Haggis
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4   3   2   1  
1999   1998   1997   1996   1995   1994  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Paul Gross ...  Constable Benton Fraser / ... 67 episodes, 1994-1999
Beau Starr ...  Lt. Harding Welsh 66 episodes, 1994-1999
Tony Craig ...  Jack Huey / ... 66 episodes, 1994-1999
David Marciano ...  Ray Vecchio 44 episodes, 1994-1999
Catherine Bruhier ...  Elaine Besbriss 43 episodes, 1994-1997
Gordon Pinsent ...  Fraser Sr. / ... 40 episodes, 1994-1999
Camilla Scott Camilla Scott ...  Margaret Thatcher / ... 38 episodes, 1995-1999
Ramona Milano ...  Francesca Vecchio / ... 35 episodes, 1994-1999
Daniel Kash ...  Louis Gardino 31 episodes, 1994-1996
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Storyline

The third and fourth seasons of "Due South" pick up shortly after the first two left off. Fraser returns to Chicago, to find a blond has assumed Ray Vecchio's identity, and everyone just seems to accept it but him. Fraser and his new partner (real name Stanley Raymond Kowalski) soon find level ground to agree on, and work together to solve crimes on the mean streets of Chicago. Written by Kaolin

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tandem de choc See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the episode "Mountie Sings the Blues" from the fourth season, officers Huey and Dewey try to write a country and western song. The lyrics that they are working with ("Don't call me for supper, if you don't mean to feed me. Don't tell me you love me with that gun in your hand.") are from the title track of Paul Gross and David Keeley's first CD, named "Two Houses". See more »

Goofs

Fraser's left hand is stepped on in "Easy Money" yet Quinn tends to the right hand. See more »

Quotes

Fraser Sr.: February 13 - Ten years ago I would never have walked into something like this. A bear trap so poorly camouflaged a child would have seen it but I didn't. I pried it open and got my leg out but there was no way I could make it back. I was prepared to die out here. And to be honest, I felt I deserved it. A man gets too old for a job he should know it, and stop. But then Buck found me. I don't know how. No one knew where I was going but he found me and carried me back. Three days over terrain a ...
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An hour a week well spent
30 July 1999 | by NewshawkSee all my reviews

Due South was a breakthrough in many ways. It proved that a U.S./Canadian weekly co-production which satisfied to both cultures was indeed possible and that it could be done with a lot of class and taste.

Every upcoming episode possessed some form of anticipation. It was never known what tone the next episode may possess, for some were comedic, some were dramatic, some were a decent mix of both. Most of all, its viewers were left feeling good in the end despite the fact that not every issue had been resolved. Most of all, any farfetched twists were minimal, leading one to believe that people like Fraser do indeed exist. Throughout the first two seasons, Fraser and Ray involved themselves in the lives of characters in trouble who needed to turn their lives around. The retooled version of the show which appeared in 1997 loses that quality, choosing to set its leads in precarious situations and mainly helping themselves rather than the people living in the city of Chicago.

Paul Haggis should be proud of his creation. It was a terrific show while he remained a part of the production. Unfortunately, it never again regained its peak once he and Kathy Slevin departed.

The fans are hoping we may perhaps see a sequel to "Victoria's Secret" within the next while? Only once Providence is cancelled (if ever), may it be a reality! Melina Kanakaredes' newfound popularity may entice potential new viewers to respond as well.


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