Episodes

Vega$ Complete Series Guide

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Created by Michael Mann
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Pilot Movie: 4/25/78 Series: 9/20/78 — 6/3/81
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Dan Tanna is a private detective mainly employed by Roth Casinos.
He makes it clear he is not a bodyguard nor does he do divorces.

Cast: (Identified on each episode by initial)
Dan Tanna………………………..Robert Urich
Philip “Slick” Roth……………….Tony Curtis
Bea Travis……………………….Phyllis Davis
Benji Binzer……………………..Bart Braverman
Angie Turner……………………..Judy Landers
Sgt.Belle Archer………………….Naomi Stevens
Lt. Dave Nelson…………………..Greg Morris
Harmon Twoleaf……………………Will Sampson

Note: Bea changes her hair color from blonde to brunette in some
episodes. PD* will indicate other than blonde. RU appears in all.

Pilot: VEGA$ 90 minutes 4/25/78

A couple asks Dan to find their missing daughter. They are not
entirely truthful as later events prove.
Red Buttons has a way with jackpots.
w. Michael Mann d. Richard Lang

Cast: GM BB PD JL NS TC
Chick Vennera…………………….Mitch Costigan
Michael Lerner……………………Nate Stephanson
Elissa Leeds……………………..Marilyn
June Allyson……………………..Mother of girl
Red Buttons………………………Tommy Cirko
Edd Byrnes……………………….Crystal
Scatman Crothers………………….Rosey
Jack Kelly……………………….Stepfather of girl
Johnnie Collins, III………………? Action Jackson
Ned Glass………………………..Charlie
John Quade……………………….Masseur
Jeannie Wilson……………………Lucille
Dian Parkinson……………………
Catherine Hickland………………..
Al Scaglione……………………..Pit Boss
Janis Hansen……………………..

1. CENTERFOLD 9/20/78

Tanna is hired to protect a model from coersion.
Subplot: Lucille, the lion, is missing.
w. Burton Armus d. Harry Falk

Cast: BB PD JL TC NS
Cristina Ferrare……………..Shawn Adams
John Ericson…………………Mr. Smith
Richard Roat…………………Smith’s assistant
Dane Clark (special)………….Matt Finer
Abe Vigoda (special)………….Max, the cook
Morey Amsterdam………………Izzy, lion owner
Vic Tayback………………….Bruno, butcher

2. THE GAMES GIRLS PLAY 9/27/78

An “anti-porn” senator is put in a compromising situation.
Sub-plot: Benji’s ‘new’ car is wrecked.
w. Fred Frieberger d. Sutton Roley

Cast: BB PD JL NS TC
Don Porter……………………Senator Willian Mitchell
Shelley Farbares………………Linda Stockwood
Ed Nelson (special)……………Jonathan Stockwood
Linda Thompson………………..Helen Martin
Alex Trebeck………………….Arthur Martin
Tiffany Bolling……………….Doris Howard
Troy Donahue………………….Teddy Howard
Skip Homeier………………….Hitman
John Carradine (cameo)…………Pall bearer
George Jessel (cameo)………….Eulogist at Funeral

3. MOTHER MISHKIN 10/11/78

Mama is the target of revenge, but no one know why. Efforts to
frighten her include a gorilla, a snake and spiders.
Sub-plot: Benji tries to repossess a car.
w. Ron Friedman d. Bernard McEveety

Cast: BB PD NS JL TC
Anne Francis…………………Lillian Ross
Molly Picon………………….Mother Mishkin
Antonio Fargas……………….
John Durren………………….
Rex Holman…………………..
Joe Capp…………………….
Sid Caesar…………………..The General
Ross Martin (special)…………Werner Worthmeyer
Richard Cangey……………….
Taaffe O’Connell……………..

4. LOVE, LAUGH OR DIE 10/18/78

A call girl, Alexi, is shot. She wrote a book which might have
embarrassed one of the men in her past, or did it?
Sub-plot: Tanna is looking for runaway twin girls.
w. Richard Carr d. Don Chaffey

Cast: BB PD NS TC JL
Andrew Duggan………………..William Virgil
Don Galloway…………………Brad Thomas
Robert Mandan………………..Lou Smith
Gene Dynarski………………..
Bobby Van……………………Eddie Banning
Milton Seltzer……………….Tenny, Eddie’s asst
Dorothy Malone……………….Mrs. Gardner
Bill Dana (special)…………..Danny (at pro shop)
Jonathan Harris………………Used Car Salesman
Jenny Sherman
Jordan Michaels
Valerie & Vanessa Browne

5. YES, MY DARLING DAUGHTER 10/25/78

A man glimpsed by a woman at her wedding might be her long lost,
supposedly dead father. She begs Tanna to find him.
w. Milt Rosen d. Don Chaffey

Cast: BB PD JL NS TC
Lauren Tewes…………………Cindy Smalley
Strother Martin………………Lick Smith
Christine De Lisle……………Linda
Randy Powell…………………? Jim Smalley
Lloyd Bochner………………..Lyle Galen
Whitman Mayo (special)………..? Hank Jenner, father
Barbara McNair (cameo)………..Beverly, desk clerk
Slim Pickens…………………Ben Handler
Frank Corsentino……………..Tony
Paul Valentine……………….Minister
Leo Needham………………….Personnel Man
Margolyn Curtis………………Lady

6. LADY ICE 11/1/78

Jewel thieves come to Las Vegas for one last job, but
complications set in when the female partner falls for Tanna.
w. Burton Armus d. Mark Daniels
story by Jeffrey Hayes & John Frances Whelpley

Cast: BB PD JL NS TC
Kim Basinger…………………Alison Jorden
Dick Bakalyan………………..Marvin Hale
Nehemiah Persoff……………..The Sheik
Cameron Mitchell (special)…….Willie
Barbara McNair (cameo)………..Beverly, desk clerk
Roselle Gayle………………..Bodyguard
Lee Parish…………………..Detective
Cops: Frank Nicholas, Vic Vallero, Larry New

7. MILLIKEN’S STASH 11/8/78

A man from Miami demands that Marty distribute cocaine, but he
doesn’t want to do it. He sets up the courier who ‘stashes’ it
in the theater of the Desert Inn. Marty is threatened by an
unknown ‘Wendy Milliken’ and asks Tanna to find her.
w. Larry Alexander d. Lawrence Doheny

Cast: BB PD JL NS TC
Shelly Berman………………..Mickey
Anthony James………………..? Tully
Pernell Roberts (special)……..Pete
Isabel Sanford (cameo)………..Motel manager
Henry Jones………………….Airport mechanic
Raymond St.Jacques……………Lt. Burke Hansen (not Nelson)
John Marley (special)…………Marty Trafalgar
Andy Epper…………………..Hood
Alan Oliney………………….Hood
Marvin Brady…………………Guard

8. THE PAGEANT 11/15/78

A serial rapist attacks blonde contestants of the Miss Casino
Pageant. Bea becomes the ‘goat’ to lure him out.
w. E. Nick Alexander d. Larry Dobkin

Cast: BB PD JL NS TC
Robert Reed………………….Mike Logan
Maureen McCormick…………….Jenny Logan
Dolly Martin (special)………..Annabelle
Peter Brown (special)…………Richie
Inga Swenson…………………The Producer
Michael Callan……………….Ben Summers
Julie Casey………………….Mary
Margolyn Curtis………………Taffy
David Lansford……………….Michael Swan
Tony Ballen………………….Sammy
Clint Young………………….Detective

9. LOST WOMEN 11/22/78

Girls are shanghied for white slavery. A high point of this
episode is the house blown up with Tanna inside.
w. Burton Armus d. Paul Stanley

Cast: BB PD JL NS TC — GM special
Moses Gunn…………………..Joe Moe
Charles Dierkop
Seamon Glass
Cesar Romero (special)………..Christopher Vincente
Brit Kind ?Karen
Kim Hamilton ?Lois Chambers
Peter Mark Richman……………Grady
Rhonda Hopkins……………….Joyce
Wendy Hoffman………………..Sandy

10. SECOND STANZA 12/6/78

A singer with a drinking problem wants to make a comeback, but
someone doesn’t want her to succeed.
w. Jeff Myrow d. Bob Kelljan

Cast: BB PD JL NS TC
Eugene Roche…………………Paul Duninger (manager)
Joseph Campanella…………….Stewy (pianist)
Johnny Seven…………………? Buddy Johnson (bartender)
Peter Breck (special)…………? Walter Melford (ex-husband)
Harvey Lembeck (cameo)………..? Mike at Jockey Club
Doc Severinson (cameo)………..self
Ronee Blakely………………..Ginny Gordon
David Milton…………………Steve
Marc Cowell………………….Charlie

11. SERVE, VOLLEY and KILL 12/20/78

Gamblers threaten a tennis player and hold his sister hostage in
order to force him to lose.
Sub-plot: Tommy Cirko runs a wedding chapel with angels.
w. Norman Lessing d. Sutton Roley

Cast: BB PD JL NS
Randolph Mantooth…………….Bobby Howard (tennis ace)
Don Defore…………………..Green (manager)
Phil Abbott
Red Buttons………………….Tommy Cirko (minister)
Pamelyn Ferden……………….Katie (sister)
Mamie Van Doren (special)……..? Health Spa
Gil Stratton ? promoter
Dawn Wells…………………..Millie
Christopher George (special)…..Nickie Trent
Lynda Day George (special)…….Sandra Wells
Co-stars: Al Scaglione William Canteau Lewis Calvin
Dave Burton Gail Martin Nathaniel Christian

12. YOURS TRULY, JACK THE RIPPER (or Ghost of the Ripper) 1/10/79

A modern day Ripper makes dates with call girls, then kills them.
w. Larry Forrester d. Larry Dobkin

Cast: BB PD NS GM

John Larch…………………..Jack, the Ripper
Murray Matheson………………Philip Grayson
George Takei…………………Medical Examiner
Peter Lind Hayes……………..Brad Edelson, newsman
Pamela Hensley……………….Valerie (policewoman)
Lee Travis…………………..Martha aka Lisa Benitez
Courtney Pledger……………..Kate Crenshaw
Alan Manson………………….Assistant DA
Red McIlvaine………………..Reporter #1
Virginia Hawkins……………..Shopper
Lamont Jackson……………….Driver

13. THE ELEVENTH EVENT (or The Eleventh Planet) 1/17/79

An Olympic gold medal winner, crippled in an auto accident, is
honored in Las Vegas at a fund raiser. Paul Baker is kidnapped
and held for $200,000 ransom, just the amount of the proceeds.
w. Brian McKay d. Don Chaffey

Cast: BB PD JL NS
Clifton Davis………………..Leon Hazlett
Michael Conrad……………….? Paul Baker
Vernee Watson………………..Dorothy
Squire Fridell……………….? kidnapper
Jill Hayworth (special)……….Lily Baker
Muhammad Ali (special)………..self
Robert Loggia………………..Lou Voit
Walter Scott…………………Chuck
Fred Lerner………………….Hanny
James McKenna………………..Bellhop

14. KILL DAN TANNA 1/24/79

An injured war veteran blows up Tanna’s house with Tanna and
Bea’s six year old daughter, Julie, inside. Julie is in a coma
while Dan hunts for the culprit.
w. Larry Forrester d. Curtis Harrington

Cast: GM BB PD
Richard Lynch………………..Mr. North
Don Gordon…………………..Willie
Kyle Richards
Julius Harris………………..? Yancy
Will Sampson…………………Harlan Twoleaf
Byron Morrow…………………Dr. Rossmore
Harvey Solin…………………Medical Director
Sylvie Strauss……………….Wardrobe Lady
Kathryn Daley………………..Nurse

15. DEATH MOUNTAIN 1/31/79

Bikers kill Indian Chief Grey Bear as part of a plot to
acquire Indian land for an amusement project.
w. Larry Forrester d. George McGowan

Cast: GM BB PD NS
Ron Antonio Castro……………? Jim Cloud
Keye Luke……………………Henry Matsimura
Will Sampson…………………Harlan Twoleaf
Ken Curtis (special)………….? Digger Dennison
Joan Van Ark (special)………..Doctor Grant (professor)
Dahl Berti…………………..Grey Bear
John Tuell…………………..Mozzie
Gil Frye…………………….Medical Examiner
Glen Wilder………………….Ben
Mike Runyard…………………Derry
Bill Sherman…………………Richard

16. BEST FRIENDS 2/7/79

Ms. Kyle wants to buy one of Roth’s casinos and hires a hitman to
kill Roth, then Tanna. [The revolver has a silencer!]
w. Robert Earll d. Don Chaffey

Cast: GM BB PD NS
Abbe Lane……………………Ms. Kyle
John Rubenstein………………Vance Gilroy
Harold J. Stone………………Mr. Hunter
Ned Glass……………………Erwin Levy
Margolyn Curtis………………Aludra
Victoria Ann Berry……………Hooker

17. DEMAND AND SUPPLY 2/14/79

Teenage girls are blackmailed into prostitution by threats of
harm to their single parents. They work at the Pinecrest Motel.
The school is Central High. [The revolver has a silencer!]
w. Gerry Davis d. Cliff Bole

Cast: GM BB PD NS
William Smith………………..Jack Avery (pimp)
John Fiedler…………………S.J. Henderson (counselor)
Gregory Walcott
Michael D. Roberts……………Chickie
R.G. Armstrong
Cynthia Eilbacher…………….Jenny Miller
Jean Allison…………………Sarah
Karlene Crockett……………..Tracy
Tom Williams…………………Grover
Peter Burnell………………..Intern
Lynn Theel…………………..Dahlia

18. EVERYTHING I TOUCH 2/28/79

A number of Tanna’s girlfriends have been victims of a serial
killer. Subplot: Angie practices bumps and grinds.
w. E. Nick Alexander d. Paul Stanley

Cast: BB PD JL NS TC
JoAnn Harris
Fawne Harriman
Vivian Blaine………………..teacher
Heather Menzies………………Lisa

19. DOUBTFUL TARGET 3/7/79

Benji and his blind girlfriend see a man leaving an office. The
man has just killed a loan shark who was threatening him and
fears Benji and his girlfriend have seen too much. He kills the
girlfriend not knowing she is blind, then he stalks Benji.
w. E. Nick Alexander d. Laurence Doheny

Cast: GM BB PD NS
Leslie Nielsen……………….Tyler Dickenson
Elyssa Davelos……………….Kimberly Farragut
Louise Sorel…………………Jackie
Ann Jeffreys (special)………..Cynthia
Woodrow Porfrey………………Cy Winters
Gary Pagett………………….Dealer
Vivian Ford………………….Waitress
Arnold Mescher……………….Artist

20. TOUCH OF DEATH 3/14/79

Newlyweds just starting on their honeymoon have an accident with
a tanker truck. A short time later, the husband vanishes. Tanna
investigates.
w. James Schermerer d. Don Chaffey

Cast: GM BB PD NS
Stephen Elliott
Sondra West………………….Wendy Cole
Chip Lucia
Paul Mantee
Alan Oppenheimer
John Randolph………………..Oscar Duncan
Sarah Cunningham……………..Clara
Jerry Ayres………………….Alex
Herman Poppe…………………Driver
Noah Keen……………………Dr. Richards
Sandy Freeman………………..Manageress
Barbara Baldavin……………..Mrs. Stein

21. THE WAY TO LIVE 5/2/79

A female daredevil motorcycle rider brings her show to town,
planning to do a particularly difficult stunt.
w. Burton Armus d. Don Chaffey

Cast: GM BB PD
Marlyn Mason…………………Shara Stanley
Tom Urich……………………? Red Packard
Ken Tobey……………………Biff Woods
Wilfred Hyde-White (special)…..Matt Toland
Norman Alden…………………Coleman
Robert Lussier……………….Fields
Jeff Bruce…………………..Clerk in liquor store
Jason Wingreen……………….Drake
Richard S. Calvert……………self (Announcer)

22. THE VISITOR (or An Eastern Princess) 5/9/79

An eastern princess comes to Las Vegas and Dan is persuaded to be
her escort and bodyguard, not knowing she is involved in civil
intrigue. [ Perfume is Desert Wind ]
w. Burton Armus d. Laurence Doheny

Cast: GM BB PD NS
Kim Cattrail…………………Princess Zara
Michael Ansara……………….? Ahmed
Victor Campos………………..Ali Hadj
Henry Darrow…………………Shopkeeper
Eduard Franz…………………Hafi
Aharon Impale
Will Sampson…………………Twoleaf
Belinda Bulaski………………? Lucille
Natalie Core…………………Secretary
Charles Picerni………………Mustapha
Dave Cadiente………………..Kemel

23. RED HANDED 9/19/79

Twoleaf’s former ward returns and is murdered. They suspect she
was blackmailing someone, but who and how?
w. Gerry Davis d. Don Chaffey

Cast: GM BB PD
Lorraine Stephens…………….Meryl Main
Andrew Duggan………………..Dr. Burrow
Denny Miller…………………Lyle Kent
Melanie Griffith……………..Dawn Peters
William Watson……………….Jack
Lola Falana………………….self
Joann Phlug………………….Cheryl Morrison
Will Sampson…………………Twoleaf
Chase Corbell………………..Cameraman
Jim Connors………………….Guard
Norma Miller…………………Maid
Irvin Mosley, Jr……………..Trustee

24. THE USURPER 9/26/79

Roth’s brother tries to take over the casino.
w. Valerie Allan d. Don Chaffey

Cast: GM BB PD TC
Robert Reed…………………..Roth’s brother
Norman Alden
Sherry Jackson
Hedley Mattingly
Rosemary Forsythe (special)
Scatman Crothers (special)
Minnesota Fats
Jimmy Mataya
Dean Martin…………………..self

25. MIXED BLESSINGS 10/3/79

An antique cross is stolen from a church in San Luis Obispo.
Sister Bridget has been sent to Las Vegas to find it.
w. David Harmon d. Cliff Bole

Cast: BB PD GM
Cassie Yates…………………Sister Bridget Callahan
James Luisi………………….Rico
Tracey Walter………………..? Jimmy
David Huddleston (special)…….Jim O’Neil
Joseph Tomaszewski……………Pit Boss
Eugene Peterson………………Doctor
E.A. Siranni…………………Clerk
Tony Ballen………………….Pawn Broker

26. RUNAWAY 10/24/79

Caleb Tucker hires Tanna to find his runaway, pregnant daughter,
but he really has another motive.
w. Leo Garen d. Cliff Bole

Cast: GM BB PD*
Terri Nunn……………………Allie
John Quade
Pat Hingle (special)…………..Caleb Tucker
Sandy Freeman…………………Dr. Beck
Walter Brooke…………………Dr. Morton Faber
Cynthia Harrison………………Elaine (show girl)
Larry Duran…………………..Chui
Cynthia Woll………………….Imogene

27. DESIGN FOR DEATH (or Designs) 10/31/79

The models in a designer’s fashion show seem to be unusually
‘accident’ prone. [company is Sungoddess Swimwear]
[extortion to be paid at Yucca Springs Camp Ground]
w. Ken Pettus d. Phil Bondelli

Cast: GM BB PD*
Eve Arden (special)…………..Sarah Bancroft
Bobbi Benton…………………Holly
Gary Crosby………………….Tom Bancroft
Frank Marth………………….George Crowley
Cliff Osmond…………………Henry Gates
Paul Mantee………………….Roy
Pepper Davis…………………Manny, the mechanic
Linda Thompson……………….Rita Mason

28. SHADOW ON A STAR 11/14/79

A serial rapist attacks and photographs his victims.
w. Pat Dunlop & Carol Saraceno d. Don Chaffey

Cast: GM BB PD*
Lisa Hartman…………………Diana Payne
David Sheiner………………..Capt Frank Smith
James Wainwright……………..Gordon Atmer
Carol Rosen………………….Dr. Martin
Jenny Neumann………………..Judy
James McKenna………………..Frank
Dennis Robertson……………..Burt
Tony Russel………………….Photographer
Eric Server………………….Davos

29. DAN TANNA IS DEAD 11/21/79

A man with a grudge steals killer bee venom from the Lake Nevada
Research Station and cleverly puts some where Dan will be
infected. Dan has 23 hours to live.
w. Dallas L. Barnes d. Alf Kellin

Cast: GM BB PD*
John Colicos…………………? Dr. Durand
Stephen Brooks
Peter Haskell (special)……….Dr. Taylor
Alex Henteloff
Michael B. Gazzo……………..Cruger
Todd Martin………………….Al
Tom Dunstan………………….Ted
Laurence Haddon………………Captain
Don Diamond………………….Hendricks

30. MACHO MURDERS 11/28/79

Virginia Marshall, head of ALERT, a feminist group, is accused of
murder.
w. David P. Harmon d. Laurence Doheny
story by Elaine Newman

Cast: GM BB PD
Shelley Winters………………J.D. Fenton, lawyer
Lynne Marta………………….Virginia Marshall
Cliff Emmick…………………? loan shark
Fred Biletnikoff……………..Duke Manning
Lloyd Dale Tarter…………….Leonard
Marlena Giovi………………..Sue
Pepper Davis…………………Manny, the mechanic
Susan Kiger………………….Sally

31. CLASSIC CONNECTIONS 12/19/79

Dan’s old friend, an ex-race driver, has gotten mixed up with a
gang using classic cars to smuggle drugs into the country, then
sell the cars to confederates at auction.
w. Dallas L. Barnes d. Don Chaffey

Cast: GM BB PD*
Wayne Newton…………………Justin Marsh
Eric Braeden…………………Ringleader
Tommy Farrell………………..? Cox
Susan Howard…………………Laurie Turner
Charlie Picerni………………Ben
Wallis Tate………………….Frank Arno
Walter Scott…………………Garth
Roy Jenson…………………..1st Assistant

32. NIGHT OF 1000 EYES (or Private Eye Connection)

Private eyes attending a convention at Las Vegas are dying–
seems to be a connection with an old case.
w. Jack Turley d. Don Chaffey

Cast: GM BB PD*
Heather Menzies………………Charlotte Henderson
Pamela Susan Shoop……………Maryann Silverton
Bert Freed…………………..? Tony Rigossi
Gary Collins…………………Jack Prescott
Rhonda Bates…………………Jennifer (switchboard)
Paul Tuerpe………………….Tim Bradshaw
Joe Medalis………………….Eric Marshall
Janie Greenspan………………Celia

33. LOST MONDAY 1/9/80

Bart arrives for work totally unaware that several days have
passed. He has been seen doing unusual things. The major issue
is a basketball gambling scam.
w. Martin Roth d. Phil Bondell

Cast: GM BB PD*
Tige Andrews (special)………..Benson
Mary Ann Mobley………………Paula Connoley
Dick Sargent…………………Farley
Mary Louise Weller……………Jony Randall
Philip Morris………………..Cal
Rod Loomis…………………..Coach
Gary Marshall………………..Dr. Middleton
Danielle Aubry……………….Saleslady

34. COMEBACK (or Casualty of War) 1/16/80

Looking for revenge, Verne Ryder blows up a house, with Costigan’s
wife inside, just after Costigan leaves.
w. Robert Swanson d. Lewis Teague
story by Chick Vennera
Song: “Comeback” by Chick Vennera

Cast: GM BB PD
Chick Vennera………………..Mitch Costigan
Rebecca York…………………Vanessa
Rex Holman…………………..? Verne Ryder
Bruce Glover…………………? Sully
Royce D. Applegate……………Charlie
Joe E. Tata………………….Dixon
Michael Minor………………..Floyd
Paula Victor…………………Clerk
Ken Lynch……………………Frenchie

35. ALL KINDS OF LOVE 1/23/80

Bea’s prospective husband is supected of preying on women and
Bea’s seven-year old daughter is an heiress.
w. Larry Forrester d. Larry Dobkin

Cast: GM BB PD
Dennis Cole………………….Miles Glover/Drew Marley
Allen Miller (special)………..Dick Luther
Courtney Pledger……………..Susan Grayson
Heather Hobbs………………..Julie
Ernest Sarracino……………..Minister
K.C. Winkler…………………Mitzy

36. MAGIC SISTER SLAYINGS 1/30/80

There is a hit on Dan and Chick is kidnapped. The ransom– a
video tape Dan has that will prevent Gleaver from getting the
casino license he wants.
w. Pat Dunlop d. Don Chaffey
story by Chick Vennera

Cast: GM BB PD
Chick Vennera………………..Mitch Costigan
Debra Feuer………………….Eva (Zorav Sisters)
Jeannie Wilson……………….Adele (Zorav Sisters)
Tom Simcox (special)………….Mr. Gleaver
Robert Phillips………………Kovac
Bryon Morrow…………………Chairman
Alan Gibbs…………………..Mullard
George Primo…………………Frieburg

37. THE LIDO GIRLS 2/6/80

A group of young women win big and Dan suspects some chicanery.
w. James Schermerer d. Don Chaffey

Cast: GM BB PD
Louis Jourdan (special)……….Nicholas Rambeau
Savannah Smith……………….| Laura Rutledge
Ashley Cox…………………..| Tamara Sinclair
Christopher Morley……………Michelle Pasquale
L.Q. Jones…………………..Everett Mason
Tyler Murray…………………Connie (dealer)
Burton Cohen…………………self
Al Scaglione…………………Pit Boss
Bill Harris………………….Croupier

38. CONSORTIUM 2/27/80

Things go awry when a group of wealthy men meet to arrange
details for a new casino complex.
w. Robert Earll d. Larry Dobkin

Cast: GM BB PD
Lloyd Bochner………………..Mel Blandan
Bill Lucking…………………Mel’s assistant
Christopher Carey
Walter Mathews
Austin Wellis
Katherine Baumann…………….Charlene
Jeri Lea Rae
James Darren (special)………..Paul Brankin
Jim Hodge……………………Blackstone
Monte Levin………………….Monte

39. THE HUNTER HUNTED 3/5/80

Seeking revenge, Simon Webster harasses the Nelson family.
w. E. Nick Alexander d. Cliff Bole

Cast: GM BB PD
Robert Loggia (special)……….Simon Webster
Vernee Watson………………..Annabel Nelson
Johnny Seven
Capt.Darryl Dragon & Toni Tenille….selves
Beah Richards (special)……….Mrs. Nelson (elder)
Michael Sterns……………….Pete
Carl Crudup………………….Tug
Rodney Allen Rippy……………Boy
James Carrington……………..Paramedic
Virginia Hawkins……………..Ms. Webster
James Bond III……………….Joey

40. THE MAN WHO WAS TWICE 3/12/80

Death threats are directed at Jeremy Welles, a female
impersonator.
w. Judy Burns d. Alf J. Jellin

Cast: GM BB PD*
Jim Bailey…………………..Jeremy Welles
Darleen Carr (special)………..”Bobby” — Robin Andrews
Wolfman Jack…………………self
Dick Dinman………………….Baldwin
Bill Fletcher………………..Kirk
Patti Davis………………….Beth

41. GOLDEN GATE COP KILLER (or Ladies In Blue) 2 hour 3/19/80

A man bent on revenge spells out COLUMBUS with his victims last
names. Location is San Francisco.
w. Robert Earll & Judy Burns d. Cliff Bole

Cast:
Michelle Phillips…………….Officer Cassandra Hunt
Tanya Roberts………………..Officer Britt Blackwell
Bruce Kirby………………….? Sgt. Colly
Peter Haskell………………..Turner
Andrew Robinson………………Derrich Razzio
Dick Bakalyan………………..Ray
Peggy Cass…………………..Dottie
Byron Morrow…………………? Judge Hunt
Natalie Schafer………………Mrs. Hunt
Peter Mark Richman……………Sam Ulman

42. SIEGE OF THE DESERT INN 4/30/80

Three men set out to rob the casino, but plans go awry and they
wind up holding the casino personnel hostage including Bea.
w. Larry Forrester d. Larry Dobkin

Cast: GM BB PD
Cameron Mitchell……………..Zimburg
Dick Bakalyan………………..Bronson
Jeffry Druce…………………? Benny Trudell
Troas Hayes
Hope Holiday
Burton M. Cohen………………self, President of Casino
Cork Proctor…………………Security Guard
Burt Marshall………………..Security Guard
Don Helm…………………….Sergeant
Al Scaglione…………………Mitch

43. VENDETTA 5/7/80

Bruno wants his son, Alberto, to take over the restaurant, but
his son is not interested; however, his daughter’s fiance is.
The Borgia cup signifies ‘vendetta’. Gino, the fiance, is the
son of Tomasco Pabiani who committed suicide after he was fired
28 years ago.
w. Albert Alley d. Michael S.McLean

Cast: GM BB PD
Joseph Campanella…………….Bruno Moretti
Bill Adler
Marta Dubois…………………Angela
Joey Aresco
Lelia Goldoni (special)
Jack Kruschen………………..Carl
Seamon Glass…………………Vito Napoli
Lili Valenti…………………Grandma

44. DAY THE GAMBLING STOPPED 6/18/80

The supposedly dead son of a chip maker steals a supply of
chips and rips off the casinos for millions.
w. Robert E. Swanson d. Cliff Bole

Cast: BB PD
Barry Sullivan……………….Clay Summer
Christopher Stone…………….Brad Summer
John Karlen………………….Eddie Slovak
Wendy Rastetter (special)……..Cindy
Woodrow Parfrey………………Cashier
Al Scaglione…………………Pit boss
Dion Parkinson……………….Nickie
John Patrick…………………Thatcher (reporter)
Mike Minor…………………..Aide

45. ALOHA, YOU’RE DEAD 2 hour 11/5/80

Tanna is drugged, kidnapped and shipped to Hawaii in a box.
He is programmed to kill Roth who is being impersonated by
Jennings. Roth is supposedly on a yacht moored in the harbor.
w. Herman Groves d. Don Chaffey

Cast: GM BB PD
Lorne Greene…………………Eben Remmick
Pernell Roberts………………Mr. Logan
Manu Topu……………………Luke Kichi
Branscombe Richmond…………..Maker
Barbara Parkins (special)……..Lani
John Saxon (special)………….Michael Jennings
Dion Parkinson……………….Sally
Dick Ziker…………………..Chaney
Chuck Tamburro……………….Hastings
Sharon McGee…………………Kate Wilson
Wayne Ward…………………..Roger Mathews

46. BLACK CAT KILLER 11/11/80

A serial killer wearing a ski mask and a black outfit shoots Bea.
While Bea lies in the hospital, Dan searches for a connection
between her shooting and several others. The only thing he can
find out is they all took the same tour to Acapulco.
w. Herman Groves d. Ray Austin

Cast: GM BB PD
Erin Gray……………………Jennifer Stollins
Rick Lanz
Harold J. Stone………………Augie Brenner
Joe E. Tata
Victor Buono (special)………..Jim, the Gambler
Timothy Reel…………………Chuck
Connie Hill………………….Donna
Mickey Enright……………….petty crook

47. SUDDEN DEATH 11/19/80

Dan kills a cat burgler, then feels guilty, but the burgler has
been living a double life.
w. Bill Stratton d. Gabrielle Beaumont

Cast: GM BB PD
Gary Lockwood………………..Dr. Edward St.John
Stepfanie Kramer……………..Tanna’s girlfriend
Robert Tessier
Barbara Baldwin………………Susan Kline
Vito Scotti………………….Valeria Viceria
Jill St. John (special)……….Mavis Graham
Don Sawyer…………………..Kline/Klein/Linke
Ian Abercrombie………………Cashmir
Asa Teeter…………………..Paramedic
Frank Corsentino……………..Mechanic

48. LOVE AFFAIR 11/26/80

Dan is in love with Pam, little knowing that she is a high priced
call girl. Unfortunately, she is murdered and he can’t rest
until he knows who and why.
w. Robert Earll d. Cliff Bole

Cast:
Pricilla Barnes………………Marsha White/Pam/Satin
Skip Homeier…………………Frederick Barr
Steve Sandor…………………King’s assistant
Ruta Lee (special)……………Gloria Garland
Dick Sargent…………………Phillip King
Sandy Freeman………………..Ruth
Walter Mathews……………….Jerry Crane
Patti Davis………………….Connie
Janice Heiden………………..Marsha

49. A DEADLY VICTIM 12/3/80

Laurie, who was the lawyer who defended a killer, sobers up
and resumes her career when an old drunk is killed .
w. Tim Schermerer d. Ray Austin

Cast: GM BB PD
Eleanor Parker……………….Laurie Bishop
Bubba Smith………………….Peter Bridges (FBI)
Jason Evers………………….Lloyd Kohler (FBI)
Jeri Lea Rae
Victor Buono…………………Jim, the gambler
Vincent Boggela………………Wright, the hitman
Paul Bryan…………………..Charley Wade
Pete Schrum………………….Driver
Paul Larson………………….Enfield

50. DEADLY BLESSINGS 12/10/80

Sister Bridget pays another visit. This time she has a deed,
left to the convent by a devout parishioner, which turns out to
be the deed to the land that Roth’s casino occupies.
w. Robert Earll d. Michael S. McLean

Cast: GM BB PD TC
Cassie Yates…………………Sister Bridget Callahan
John Larch…………………..Ben Coleman
Stephen Shortbridge…………..Roth’s lawyer
John Vernon………………….Marvin Grant
Pat Cooper…………………..Al Greeley
Lindsey Bloom………………..Rocket
Pepper Davis…………………Manny
Nancy Austin…………………Gladys
Suesan Collins……………….Clerk

51. CHRISTMAS STORY 12/17/80

Dan and Rocket are vacationing at a ski resort when a little girl
knocks and introduces herself as Dan’s daughter who has been sent
to Dan by her mother who plans suicide.
w. Anne Collins d. Charles Picerni
story by Robert Urich and Anne Collins

Cast: GM BB PD
Jill Whelan………………….? Markie Drummond
Melinda O. Fee……………….Kay Drummond
Paul Picerni
Lindsay Bloom………………..Rocket

52. THE ANDREAS ADDICTION 12/24/80

Nicky drugs Dan’s water causing him to have hallucinations, then
captures him and frames him for a drug deal.
w. Herman Groves d. Alf Kjellin

Cast: GM BB PD
Joe Penny……………………Nicky Andreas
June Lockhart………………..Dr. Michaels
Hermione Buddeley
Vito Scotti
Don Stroud…………………..Mr. Vail

53. TIME BOMB 1/9/81

Thugs beat up Benji saying he owes $50,000. Benji tries to raise
the money without success.
w. Robert Earll d. Cliff Bole

Cast: GM BB PD TC
Denny Miller…………………Art
Dick Butkus………………….Vinnie
Cindy Morgan (special)………..Benji’s girl ? Margie
Michael Constantine…………..Arnie Moss
Linda Thompson……………….Sylvia

54. SOURDOUGH SUITE 1/14/81

Sparky sees a murder in the desert. He waits for the men to
leave and then examines the scene finding a case full of money
and papers.
w. Judy Burns d. Charles Picerni

Cast: GM BB PB
Noah Beery, Jr……………….Josiah Sparks
Joe Knapp
Nick Georgiade……………….? Louis
Cesare Danola………………..Bradwell
Edie Adams…………………..Angela
Juliet, the mule
Croften Hardester…………….George Willis

55. MURDER BY MIRRORS 1/21/81

Bea sees a shooting while doing her solo flight; however, there
is no body and a group of wealthy people claim they have been
having a garden party all afternoon.
w. Herman Groves d. Ray Austin
story by Steve Kandel and Herman Groves

Cast: GM BB PD
Patrick Macnee……………….Lyle Jeffers
Julie Adams………………….Margaret Sorenson
Gene Evans…………………..Marcus Hinton
Richard Dana
Robert Hoy
Jenny Sherman………………..?cop or showgirl
Robert C. Barrett…………….Jim Hudson
Lester C. Fletcher……………Emcee

56. BACKLASH 2/18/81

A mother asks Tanna to find out what kind of trouble her daughter
is in. The girl is 20, but pretending to be a teen when involved
in a crook’s blackmail scheme.
w. Herman Groves d. Cliff Bole

Cast: GM BB PD
Morgan Woodward………………Kurt Stryker
Jeff Cooper
Morgan Hart
Lonny Chapman
Clive Revill (special)……….Anthony Belmont
Amy Gibson…………………..Angie Wilson
Austin Willis………………..Warren Michaels
Kerrie Emerson……………….Beth Morrison
Daniel Christian……………..Lester
Dolores Mann…………………Katherine Wilson

57. HEIST 2/25/81

There is a holdup and robbery at the casino and two guards are
killed. We find out that Roth has hired Dan to test the casino
security by hiring four hoods to carry out a mock robbery, but
no one was supposed to get hurt.
w. Herman Groves d. Don Chaffey

Cast: GM BB PD TC
James McArthur……………….Jerry
Dick Bakalyan………………..Bernie
Joe E. Tata………………….Vinnie Rilato
Tiffany Bolling………………Jerry’s girl
Walter Klemperer (special)…….Mr. Klauss
Bert Cohen…………………..self, President of Desert Inn
Monte Levine…………………self
Chase Cordell………………..Delaney
Joseph Roth………………….Heven Earle Haley
Leo Needham………………….Guard

58. NO WAY TO TREAT A VICTIM 3/4/81

A man makes a date with an attractive girl, then, in the parking
lot, a man in an ugly mask kidnaps them and she is raped. But
one girl is killed by accident.
w. Anne Collins d. Ray Austin

Cast: GM BB PD
Deborah Wakeman………………Lisa Cavell
Michael Swan…………………Larry, the hairdresser
Elyssa Davelos……………….Wendy Page
Michael Cole (special)………..Jimmy Ellis
Leigh Christian………………Diana
Corinne Kason………………..Tracey
Chuck Hicks………………….Leon

59. NIGHTMARE COME TRUE 3/11/81

Dan reluctantly accepts the help of a psychic to locate a girl
kidnapped for a ransom of diamonds.
w. Anne Collins d. Dennis Donelly

Cast: GM BB PD
Cristina Ferrare……………..Cynthia
James Luisi………………….Karl Larson
Jacqueline Scott……………..Louise Cornell
Frank Marth………………….Tom Cornell
Karlene Crockett……………..Kristie Cornell
Tim Donnelly…………………Sears
Tim O’Connor (special)………..Michael Pierce

60. OUT OF SIGHT 3/15/81

Dan is shot and left for dead in the desert by Benton.
Trivia: car plate Nevada RAA449
w. Anne Collins d. Cliff Bole

Cast: GM BB PD
Bill Lucking…………………George Benton
John Karlen………………….hitman, associate
Alex Hentlhoff……………….Gettys
Harry Guardino (special)………John Vargas
Lynne Marta (special)………Dr. Lutness
Ed Nelson……………………Bill Landauer
Mickey Gilbert……………….Internist

61. SET UP 3/25/81

Lt. Nelson is set up for murder to stop his investigation of a
porno ring.
w. E. Duke Vincent d. Robert Earll

Cast: GM BB PD
Simon Oakland………………..Eddie Miller
David Sheiner………………..Capt. Frank Smith
Sybil Danning………………..Swenson
Richard Basehart (special)…….Wainwright
Leigh Christian Aleman………..Ann Nolan
Pepper Davis…………………Manny, the mechanic
Bebe Kelly…………………..Harriet Corners
Doug Hume……………………Mel
Vivian Ford………………….Sue Adams
Frank Arno…………………..Alex Barr
Paul Sorenson………………..Captain #1

62. THE KILLING 4/15/81

A massacre is staged at a restaurant to cover the murder of
Gilbert Arnold who had incriminating records of a casino ceo.
w. Richard Kenneth Wells d. Don Chaffey

Cast: GM BB PD
Michael Cavanaugh
Spencer Millikan
Victor Buono (special)……Jim, the gambler
Paul Burke…………………..Curtis Green
Pamela Franklin………………Ann Reese, widow of victim

63. SEEK AND DESTROY 4/22/81

A Russian defector lands a secret plane at Las Vegas and his
compatriots try to destroy it.
w. Bill Stratton d. Michael S. McLean

Cast: GM BB PD
Heather Menzies………………Victoria Balenger
Paul Mantee………………….Captain
Robert Burton
Jere Lea Rae
Victor Buono (special)………Jim, the gambler
Colby Chester
Katherine Baumann…………….Katherine
Peter Haskell (special)………Col. Dixon Vance
Curt Lowens………………….Laslo Samanski
Victoria Spelling…………….Julie

64. DEAD RINGER 4/29/81

A man says Wayne Newton is an imposter.
w. Herman Groves d. Cliff Bole

Cast: GM BB PD
Broderick Crawford……………Winslow, pawn broker
Wayne Newton…………………self
Richard Lynch………………..Benjamin Lang
David Sheiner………………..Capt. Frank Smith
Ned Glass……………………Sam Gates
David Wallace………………..Tommy
Don Vincent………………….self
Dennis Robertson……………..Mike Carlton
Rawn Hutchinson………………George
Bear………………………..self

65. FRENCH TWIST 3/6/81

Spa Petite specializes in supplying male hookers for the female
clientele. Waverly extorts 40% of their fees inspiring a revolt.
w. Anne Collins d. Charles Picerni

Cast: GM BB PD
Louis Jourdan………………..Nicholas Rambeau
Edd Byrnes…………………..Billy Brogan (manager)
Neile McQueen………………..Monique Duvallin
Randolph Mantooth (special)……Todd Peterson
Lloyd Bochner………………..Alexander Waverly
Gary Dubin…………………..Cab Driver
Tony Eppel…………………..Thorton
Chase Cordell………………..Man #1
Lewis Ford…………………..Man #2

66. JUDGEMENT PRONOUNCED 5/27/81

A judge passes sentence on balloons representing those he
believes to be guilty. He carries out his sentences in a replica
of Tanna’s car. The balloons have faces drawn on them that
closely resemble the victims.
w. Bill Stratton d. Dennis Donnelly
Story by David Harmon

Cast: GM BB PD
Alan Feinstein……………….Warner Ramsey
Tom Urich
Michael D. Roberts (special)
Paul Tuerpe………………….Walter
Byron Morrow…………………Charles Trask
Edward Zammit………………..Tico
Cassandra Gaviola…………….Tatiana
Doug Hume……………………Deputy Sheriff
Robert Hackman……………….Jerry
Delores Aquirre………………Celita
John Fitzpatrick……………..Reporter