Ocean Ave.

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This article is about Swedish-American soap opera. For the Yellowcard album Ocean Avenue, see Ocean Avenue. For the Brooklyn street, see Ocean Avenue (Brooklyn). For other uses, see Ocean Avenue (disambiguation).
Ocean Ave.
Genre Drama
Created by Joanna Coons
Written by Joanna Coons
Directed by Constance Hoy, Jason Sklaver, Jonathan Wyche, Adele Cecchi
Creative director(s) Bill O'Dowd
Starring Steve DuMouchel
Marc Menard
Candace Kroslak
Sean Sullivan
Andrea Abenoza
Theme music composer Andreas Helmle
Alex Menck
Amedeo Tortora
Composer(s) Andreas Helmle
Country of origin Sweden
United States
Original language(s) English
Swedish
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 146
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Dolphin Entertainment
Kajak[disambiguation needed]
Broadcast
Original channel TV4 Sweden
Original run August 26, 2002 (2002-08-26) – April 1, 2003 (2003-04-01)

Ocean Ave. was a Swedish-American low budget daytime soap opera, produced by the Swedish production company, Kajak, and filmed at the Florida based, Dolphin Entertainment. It was set and filmed in Miami, Florida between 2002 and 2003. The series was made for Swedish TV4 where it was moved from early prime time to middays due to bad ratings. No American or international network or channel picked up the series. The main cast included only five Swedish actors, two other Swedish actors were seen in minor roles. Dialogues were shot in both Swedish and English with hopes to sell the series internationally. One hundred thirty episodes were filmed (60 minutes each, including commercials) but Swedish Television cut it into 260 episodes (30 minutes each, including commercials). Ocean Ave. received bad reviews from the start.

Plot[edit]

Soap opera actor Timothy Adams plays cop Thomas "Thom" O'Keefe, who is working on the case of a prostitute-murdering serial killer. Thom's father, the police commissioner, Jamie O'Keefe (Marc Macaulay), has been involved in other illegal activities for years. When Thom finds out about his father criminal life, he flips out and tries to kill Roberto Rendon, but everything goes wrong and Thom is shot by Manny Ortega. At the hospital, Thom forgives his mother who left him when he was a child, and he begs Sage to promise that she will leave Macy. Thom then dies. Sage follows through with her promise. She divorces Macy, but helps him to escape from the Russians, Vladimir (Angelo Fierro) and Vega, who are after him for not paying them the money he owes. In the last episode, Sage marries Thom, who mysteriously comes back to life.

It is found later that the psychopath, Manny Ortega, has killed countless people. One of them, Stefan Eriksson, was shot to death in front of his dear son Alex, who blacked out and can not remember the murderer because of amnesia. Alex finally regains his memory and recognizes Manny as his father's killer. Manny then confesses in front of Alex and Elena and tells them he is also behind the explosion at Dev Tech, in Sweden. It is there that Nora, the mother of Chrissy and Alex, died. Manny's plan was to kill Stefan, but he survived until he shot him. Manny also tells Alex and Elena that he was the man who raped Elena's mother, Alicia, and that he then strangled her and planted her car in the water so it looked like she drowned in a car accident. Manny probably strangled Hadley Marx as well, but he never confesses to it. Manny is finally shot to death by his own son, Jimmy Ray, who was sent by Roberto.

The journalist, Crystal Tate (Victoria Jackson), starts her own investigation and finds out many dark secrets about the Devon, O'Keefe, Hamilton, and Rendon families. The secrets date back to 1977 and have to do with the death of bordello girl Jazz De Guise (Heidi Mark). Everybody thinks that Jazz died of a drug overdose but Crystal convinces the police to reopen the Jazz case and the question "Who killed Jazz?" makes the Devons and O'Keefes very nervous.

Later in the series, the Swedish model and actress, Victoria Silvstedt, appears in a few episodes in hopes to boost the raings. She played a sexy detective sent to Miami to help the police with the serial killer case, but she soon falls victim to the killer herself.

Cast[edit]

  • Steve DuMouchel as Martin Devon
  • Leigh Lombardi as Anne Devon
  • Jean Carol as Catherine Devon
  • Tony Templeton as Macy Devon
  • Kristy Eisenberg as Sage Devon-O'Keefe
  • Timothy Adams as Thomas "Thom" O'Keefe
  • Matthew McKerrow as Ian Blake
  • Megan Fox as Ione Starr
  • Rebecca Ferguson as Chrissy Eriksson
  • Marc Menard as Lucas Devon
  • Natalie Khoury as Gabriella "Gaby" Hamilton
  • Victoria Jackson as Crystal Tate
  • Petrus Antonius as Antonio "Tony" Avanti
  • Pa Neumüller as Charlotta Eriksson
  • Justin Gorence as Dr. Will O'Keefe
  • Lyn Foley as Lorraine O'Keefe, aka Teri Martin
  • Marc Macaulay as Jamie O'Keefe
  • Robert Emmett Fitzsimmons as Mike Moran
  • Francisco Paz as Manny Ortega
  • Carlos Iglesias as Jimmy Ray Ortega
  • Antoni Corone as Roberto Rendon
  • Denise DeQuevedo as Elena Rendon
  • Marcus Larsson as Alex Eriksson
  • Edward Finlay as Dylan O'Keefe
  • Nicole Rawlins as Kayla McDermott
  • Jessica Sutta as Jody Starr
  • Michael Sarysz as Raider Howarth
  • Candace Kroslak as Lindy Maddux
  • Gwendolyn Osborne as Jade Dominguez
  • Michael Anderson as Marco Jones
  • Ken Clement as Harry Sowalski
  • Brian Baer as Davey Lapin/Cameron Ramsey
  • Jan Waldekranz as Stefan Eriksson
  • Jacqueline Ramel as Nora Eriksson
  • Sean Sullivan as Josh Mandell

Minor roles[edit]

  • Bart Baldwin as Bobby Devon
  • Martin Forsström as Nils Thurmond
  • Wayne Farnes as P.I. Paterson
  • Thatcher Stevens as Vincent
  • Miriam Salazar as Julianna Ortega
  • Peter Haig as Trebly
  • Andrea Abenoza as Hadley Marx
  • Susanne Krietman Taylor as Dr. Martha Kurtz
  • Eric Anderson as Torrance Jones
  • Angel Schmiedt as Arlette Kelly-Jones
  • Kimona Ryan as Jewel Starr
  • Arielle Quatro as Tasha James
  • Will McClain as Jordan Matthews
  • Sean Dennison as Mr. Steve Ryan
  • Linda L. Miller as Lisa Maddux
  • Billy Kelly as Matt Baxter

Guest roles[edit]

  • Justine Eyre as Karen
  • Brooke Leslie Reid as Regina
  • Raul Roman as Coach Perez
  • Mario Ingoglia as Janitor
  • Michele Lepe as Denise
  • Todd Nasca as Jake
  • Irene B. Colletti as Joan
  • Lee Perkins as Detective Sanders
  • Linda Batista as Daniella
  • Chanin Owens as Ally/Misty
  • Roxie Stice as Louise
  • Dave Corey as Dr. Jaspers
  • Chris Charles Herbert as Michael Layton
  • Krizia Bajos as Noelle
  • Magda Hernandez as Alicia Rendon
  • Heidi Mark as Jazz De Guise
  • Nick Ondarza as Ramon Vega
  • Kalex as Armand Vega
  • Angelo Fierro as Vladimir
  • Marjorie Manushaw as Kayla's Grandmother
  • Tina Harbom as Eva Olin
  • Victoria Silvstedt as Detective Johanna Marsden
  • Erin Plewes as Jessica
  • Monika Kramlik as Nadine Royal
  • Sally Boni as Lauren Ramsey
  • Vivian Ruiz as Margaret

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