Due South (1994–1999)
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After the murder of his father in the Yukon, Fraser, a RCMP constable, follows the killer's tracks all the way to Chicago where he meets Ray, a Chicago PD detective. Together they continue their search for the truth and justice.

Director:

Fred Gerber

Writer:

Paul Haggis
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Gross ... Constable Benton Fraser
David Marciano ... Ray Vecchio
Wendel Meldrum Wendel Meldrum ... Leann Brighton
Chuck Shamata ... Capt. Walsh
Joseph Ziegler ... Insp. Moffatt
Page Fletcher ... Frank Drake
Ken Pogue ... Gerard
Kaye Ballard ... Mrs. Vecchio
Gordon Pinsent ... Fraser Sr.
James Millington ... Underhill (as Jim Millington)
Victor Ertmanis Victor Ertmanis ... Supt. Meers
Michael J. Reynolds ... Senior Official
Eric Schweig ... Inuit Hunter
Kimberly Ange Kimberly Ange ... RCMP Officer 1
Jennifer Parsons ... RCMP Officer 2
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Storyline

When a legendary Canadian Mountie is murdered, his son (and fellow RCMP) Constable Benton Fraser follows the trail of his killers to Chicago, where he teams up with a local cop to bring them to justice. However, he soon finds that the trail leads closer to home than he ever imagined. Written by Mark Cabot

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Color
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Trivia

The poem that Fraser was reciting at the end of the episode Victora's Secret part 2, as he lay on the train platform is "The Windhover" by Gerard Manley Hopkins. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double when Fraser jumps on the back of the speeding van. See more »

Quotes

Benton Fraser: It would have been a party of six.
Herb Lantrell: Brought a bunch of nuns up on a retreat. That help?
Benton Fraser: Not unless they were carrying firearms.
Herb Lantrell: You're sure they were Americans, eh?
Benton Fraser: They were all wearing new boots, they were driving a Jeep Wrangler, and they carried big guns.
Herb Lantrell: Americans it is.
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References The Dudley Do-Right Show (1969) See more »

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From A Million Miles
by Single Gun Theory
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Very tongue in cheek!
8 February 2004 | by khearneSee all my reviews

I think that some people who criticize this show have missed the point. Yes, the concept of it is totally silly - because Mounties are rarely actually seen in red uniforms, let alone while cavorting around Chicago solving crimes...

BUT, the show is fantastic for playing upon the world (and American!) perceptions of Canadians. It's got it all - the red suited Mountie, the husky-wolf-dog, the overly polite Canadian who's politeness always end up saving the day, and lots of scenes in a cabin in the snowy wilds of Canada (I mean, isn't Canada covered in snow 90% of the year, and don't we all drive dog sleds?).

I am Canadian, but have been living in England for the past 5 years, so my perspective on Canadian television has changed. I now look at it with the eyes of an ex-pat who can see all the terribly amusing little Canadian things in the shows.

As a result - watching this show again in re-runs has made me realize just how good it is. The writing and the acting are brilliant - with Benton (displaced polite Mountie) and Ray (gruff, jaded, hard Chicago cop) are perfect television partners. They play off each other's eccentricities, while making fun of both American and Canadian stereo-types. There is comedy, drama, and even action!

Try not to take this show too seriously - the writers know that a red suited Mountie in Chicago is ridiculous - that's what makes this show so brilliant! The show was filmed in Toronto (which any self-respecting Torontonian would be able to tell you), so if for no other reason, watch the show to see how many times the producers/editors put in a shot of the EL (the famed Chicago Elevated Train), just to try and pretend that they really WERE in Chicago!


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