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Memphis Beat 

Memphis Beat centers on Dwight Hendricks, a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother.
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2011   2010  
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jason Lee ...  Dwight Hendricks 20 episodes, 2010-2011
Sam Hennings ...  Charlie 'Whitehead' White 20 episodes, 2010-2011
DJ Qualls ...  Davey Sutton 20 episodes, 2010-2011
Celia Weston ...  Paula Ann Hendricks 20 episodes, 2010-2011
Leonard Earl Howze ...  Reginald Greenback 20 episodes, 2010-2011
Alfre Woodard ...  Lt. Tanya Rice 20 episodes, 2010-2011
Timothy A. Vasquez Timothy A. Vasquez ...  Detective 10 episodes, 2010-2011
Beau Brasseaux ...  Officer Meyers / ... 11 episodes, 2010-2011
Abraham Benrubi ...  Sgt. JC Lightfoot / ... 10 episodes, 2010
Alexander Eldimiati Alexander Eldimiati ...  Detective Cruise 10 episodes, 2010
Kay Smith ...  Officer Fox 10 episodes, 2011
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Memphis Beat centers on Dwight Hendricks, a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother.

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This one's for Memphis See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Music

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Trivia

The car Dwight Hendricks drives in the series is a 1964 Pontiac GTO, the car shown in the opening with Charlie "Whitehead" White getting out of the driver side is a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle with an SS-396 hood but with a 283 small block emblem on the front fender. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: Are You There, God? It's Me - Your Loanshark (2011) See more »

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music helps make the show
26 August 2010 | by orrtyoneSee all my reviews

I never thought that Jason Lee would be a fit for a part like this but after a couple of episodes I can't imagine any one else. Who ever is involved in the music end of the show really knows what they are doing and has a lot of respect for Memphis music. I think they are letting the supporting actors grow on their own. I really believe this is a winner but who knows with corporate executives now a days. If you think back on all the top TV series almost none started strong. This show needs some time but not very much. The main supporting actors are all seasoned in their own right. I would also like to say that the editing is also well down.One thing that irritates me about shows today is the common theme of loud music for back ground and constant swearing. this to me means that the story is not strong enough to carry it's self and production is aware of it. this show has none of that and I hope they keep it that way.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Delta Blues See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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