In the near future, an organized crime group known as the "Outfit" has become a major force in America. Engineer Julian Wilkes develops a high-tech crime-fighting vehicle called the Viper, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
James McCaffrey ...  Joe Astor / ... 12 episodes, 1994
Joe Nipote ...  Franklin 'Frankie' X. Waters 12 episodes, 1994
Dorian Harewood ...  Julian Wilkes 11 episodes, 1994
Fay Hauser ...  Mara Wilkes 6 episodes, 1994
Lee Chamberlin ...  Commander Delia Thorne 5 episodes, 1994
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In the near future, an organized crime group known as the "Outfit" has become a major force in America. Engineer Julian Wilkes develops a high-tech crime-fighting vehicle called the Viper, which is intended to be a "flagship" in a new crackdown on crime. The Viper needs a driver, so when Outfit driver Michael Payton is injured and captured, his memory is erased, and he is given a new identity as Joe Astor, MetroPol employee. The Outfit discredits the Viper project, but when it is canceled, Joe and Julian steal the Viper and strike out on their own private war against crime. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

2 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Száguldó vipera See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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Filming in Calgary, Alberta required frequent closure of the city's Deerfoot Trail - its major freeway - much to the consternation of locals. Nonetheless, the use of the city for location shooting for this series sparked a decade-long upswing in film and TV production in Calgary as many US and European productions set up shop in the Canadian city. See more »

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Followed by Viper (1996) See more »

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Brought to you be Chrysler
17 February 2002 | by athomas1See all my reviews

I have every reason to belive that this series was created to spotlight cars be Chrysler, namely the Dodge Viper. Every car in the series ws either a Stealth, the Viper or some other Dodge. I believe this was tried in Knight Rider, but unlike KR, the average Joe couldn't just waltz down to the local Dodge dealership, plop down 50G and drive off with a viper.

This series just didn't have the magic of KR. Viper couldn't go 200mph, do super jumps or have witty comments like KITT. Still, it beat Team Knight Rider in the ground.


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