Tucker's Witch (1982–1983)
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The Good Witch of Laurel Canyon 

Rick and Amanda investigate a series of murders involving women in elevators, dubbed the "elevator murders", but in the process tangle with the violent and deceptively friendly killer.


Peter H. Hunt


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Episode cast overview:
Tim Matheson ... Rick Tucker
Catherine Hicks ... Amanda Tucker
Bill Morey Bill Morey ... Lt. Sean Fisk
Alfre Woodard ... Marcia Fulbright
Barbara Barrie ... Ellen Hobbes
Ted Danson ... Danny Kirkwood
Christopher Pennock ... Frank Kopcheck
Rosanna Huffman Rosanna Huffman ... Diane Barringer
Alexa Hamilton ... Babs
Wendy Wolfe Wendy Wolfe
Tanya Fenmore Tanya Fenmore
Sharon McCreedy Sharon McCreedy
Jean Sanders Jean Sanders
Tamar Cooper Tamar Cooper
Pamela Matteson Pamela Matteson


Rick and Amanda investigate a series of murders involving women in elevators, dubbed the "elevator murders", but in the process tangle with the violent and deceptively friendly killer.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery





Release Date:

6 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hill/Mandelker Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ellen realizes the time on the wall clock is wrong after Rick points out Amanda has been practicing on the clock. Rick shows Ellen the time on his wrist watch. Ellen tells Amanda she should reset the clock when she's done practicing. Immediately Amanda tries to reset the clock, but the only problem is she doesn't know what the exact time is. See more »


Amanda Tucker: You don't have much to go on, do you, Lieutenant Fisk?
Lt. Sean Fisk: Ah, no, but I feel a whole lot better knowing you two are on board.
[with some light sarcasm]
Amanda Tucker: Thank you.
Lt. Sean Fisk: Tell me, ah, any of your famous insights?
Amanda Tucker: No, no, not yet, but I'm working on it.
Lt. Sean Fisk: Ah huh. Well, that's good. But do me a favor: if you decide the murder weapon is at the bottom of the La Brea Tar Pits like last time, just keep it to yourself, I'm still trying to live that one down.
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Bad Dates!
12 April 2014 | by Jason Daniel BakerSee all my reviews

Private detective Rick Tucker (Tim Matheson) is married to beautiful young witch Amanda (Catherine Hicks). They live in palatial house in Laurel Canyon and they are partners in a Los Angeles private investigation firm. He has the training to be a P.I. but she has certain abilities, unpredictable and erratic though they may be, that give them an added edge on competitors.

Amanda dreams about three strangulation murders of married women committed in elevators of high-rise apartment buildings across the city by a mysterious psycho (Ted Danson). She also receives a telepathic message from her soothsayer cat Dickens saying that there has been a fourth murder and that she and Rick will soon be involved.

A woman soon hires the detectives to investigate the death of her sister in one of the murders. She suspects her brother-in-law Frank (Christopher Pennock) - an abusive construction worker. Amanda receives impressions during the course of their investigation but she does not know what they mean together or separately. Rick tries to make sense of them using judgement his experience and training have honed.

Their combined talents direct them to look into a 'high tech' (computer & video - this was the early 1980s) dating service they think was connected to the murders.

A romance/adventure of the kind begun by 'The Thin Man' series of movies in the 1930s combined with the supernatural theme of the wife being a witch like in 'Bewitched' is an appealing premise in my view and could have been a ratings winner. The cast is also very likable. But it probably seemed too implausible to survive as a series.

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