Riptide : Season 2

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 3, 1984
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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Summary: Cody Allen and Nick Ryder are two long-time friends who had served together in Vietnam. Their Private Investigation business was based on Cody's boat, The Riptide, in King Harbour, Los Angeles. In the Pilot adventure, faced with their first big case, they decided to recruit another old pal from 'Nam, the bespectacled, rather nerdish but much likeable electronics genius Murray "Boz" Bozinsky. Along with his hoard of computer equipment, Murray had developed a strange-looking orange robot called "The Roboz", which had numerous unpredictable bugs but occasionally proved useful. Vehicle-wise, beyond the Riptide itself, the trio had an array of transport, including Nick's ancient, pink Sikorsky S-58T helicopter "The Screaming Mimi", which had a huge gaping mouth painted on the front, and had habit of cutting out at just the wrong moment; The Ebb-Tide - Cody's speed boat; Nick's classic Corvette; and most commonly, Cody's GMC Jimmy truck. Their investigations into cases often found them treading on the toes of Lt. Ted Quinlan, who saw them as nothing but trouble-makers. As the series progressed, Quinlan's tolerance of the trio gradually grew, albeit very slightly, and they several times co-operated to solve a case. Quinlan met his demise at the end of the third season episode Requiem For Icarus; afterwhich the trio's new police contact was the much more co-operative Lt. Joanna Parisi, introduced in Lady Killer. ======================== CREW: Directed by Chuck Bowman Bob Bralver (as Robert Bralver) Gloryette Clark Dennis Donnelly Richard Forrest Bruce Seth Green Victor Hsu Bruce Kessler Perry King Michael Lange Arnold Laven Guy Magar Kim Manners Tony Mordente Christian I. Nyby II Michael O'Herlihy Michael Preece Robert Sallin Ron Satlof Michael Switzer Michael Vejar James Whitmore Jr. Writing credits (in alphabetical order) James Andronica writer Steve Beers writer Paul Bernbaum writer Tom Blomquist writer (16 episodes) Stephen J. Cannell creator Stephen J. Cannell writer Jim Carlson writer Alan Cassidy writer Babs Greyhosky writer Mark Jones writer Frank Lupo creator Frank Lupo writer Terrence McDonnell writer Terry D. Nelson writer Bill Nuss writer Burt Pearl writer Steven L. Sears writer Original Music by Pete Carpenter Mike Post Cinematography by Ron Vargas Film...


Network: NBC
Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Seasons: 1, 2, 3
Cast Credit
Ken Olandt Kirk 'The Dool' Dooley
Thom Bray Dr. Murray 'The Boz' Bozinsky, PhD
Perry King Cody Allen
Joe Penny Nicholas 'Nick' Ryder
Jack Ging Lieutenant Ted Quinlin