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Buddy Faro 

After vanishing for 20 years, a hip 70's private detective brings his act into the 90's with the help of his young partner Bob and a couple of trusty assistants.

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Mark Frost
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dennis Farina ...  Buddy Faro 13 episodes, 1998-2000
Frank Whaley ...  Bob Jones 13 episodes, 1998-2000
Allison Smith ...  Julie Barber 13 episodes, 1998-2000
Charles Robinson ...  El Jefe 13 episodes, 1998-2000
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Storyline

Slick Rat Pack private investigator Buddy Faro disappeared in 1978 following the murder of a woman he fell for. Twenty years later he resurfaces after being located by PI Bob Jones, one of Buddy's fans from way back when. Together they reopen Buddy's PI agency with help from actress Julie Barber and Buddy's disco refugee business partner El Jefe and pick up right where Buddy left off. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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He's a private eye who is martini cool with a twist.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Бади Фарро See more »

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Runtime:

(18 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Thirteen episodes of the series were filmed. However, since poor ratings resulted in the show's cancellation, five of those episodes were never broadcast. See more »

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Featured in Target Presents CBS Sneak Peek (1998) See more »

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great loss
12 February 2004 | by pswanson00See all my reviews

I attribute the failure of Buddy Faro to the theory that there were too few viewers old enough to remember the shows which it was parodying. This wonderfully written and acted show deserved a much longer run. Rarely have I heard (maybe on Frasier) an exchange of dialogue as clever as:

(detective) "Are you ignorant or apathetic?" (suspect) "I don't know and I don't care!"

Buddy Faro was a bright spot in my TV week, for its entire 8-week run (I've read that they filmed 13 episodes, but 5 were never broadcast). I would buy copies of the extant episodes if I could find them. ...of course, the first time I saw The Beverly Hillbillies I said "This thing can't possibly last half a season," so -- obviously -- my taste is not that for which most shows are created. If your local cable channel ever shows "Buddy" at some odd hour, be sure to see it. It was a very funny show.


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