Bert D'Angelo/Superstar

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Bert D'Angelo/Superstar
Robert Pine 1976.jpg
The inspector Larry Johnson (Robert Pine)
StarringPaul Sorvino
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Quinn Martin Productions
DistributorViacom
Paramount Television
CBS Paramount Television
CBS Television Distribution (current as of 2007)
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseFebruary 21 –
July 10, 1976

Bert D'Angelo/Superstar (shown as Bert D'Angelo in Britain) is an American police drama that aired on ABC on Saturday Nights from February 21 to July 10, 1976. The series was produced by Quinn Martin.[1]

The series spun off from The Streets of San Francisco, although the episode which introduced the character ("Superstar") had its first airing on March 4, 1976, after the spinoff premiered. It was screened in Britain on BBC1 in the summer of 1976 (curiously, The Streets of San Francisco was an ITV import).

Premise[edit]

Bert D'Angelo was a ten-year veteran of the New York City Police Department transferred to San Francisco.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Murder in Velvet"TBATBAFebruary 21, 1976 (1976-02-21)
After a woman is murdered, D'Angelo discovers evidence that implicates a close friend in the crime.
2"Cops Who Sleep Together"TBATBAFebruary 28, 1976 (1976-02-28)
An investigation into the death of a newlywed policeman is hampered when his widow, who's also a police officer, seeks revenge.
3"Men with No Past"TBATBAMarch 6, 1976 (1976-03-06)
Three seemingly ordinary men are murdered in a professional manner, resulting in the discovery by D'Angelo that the killer is a hit man eliminating former government informants.
4"The Brown Horse Connection"TBATBAMarch 13, 1976 (1976-03-13)
D'Angelo receives help from a Mexico City policewoman in the search for a mysterious bomber intent on blowing up a convention of law enforcement officials.
5"The Book of Fear"TBATBAMarch 20, 1976 (1976-03-20)
After a young girl is tortured and murdered while trying to escape from a call girl ring, D'Angelo makes an effort to find the mysterious head of the operation.
6"A Noise in the Street"TBATBAMarch 27, 1976 (1976-03-27)
An international hit man and his girlfriend hold a priest hostage while taking refuge in a church.
7"A Concerned Citizen"TBATBAApril 3, 1976 (1976-04-03)
A hijacking ring turns to murder, resulting in D'Angelo being assigned to help break it up before another death occurs.
8"Flannagan's Fleet"TBATBAJune 5, 1976 (1976-06-05)
In order to fund the buying of guns and other war supplies, a mercenary group plots to rob several armored cars.
9"What Kind of Cop Are You?"TBATBAJune 12, 1976 (1976-06-12)
The death of a vagrant becomes a top priority when evidence points to the involvement of organized crime loan sharks.
10"Scag"TBATBAJune 19, 1976 (1976-06-19)
D'Angelo is in a race with a desperate man to be the first to find a cache of heroin worth over $1 million.
11"Serpent's Tooth"TBATBAJuly 10, 1976 (1976-07-10)
Two feuding organized crime families are ready to go to war with each other unless D'Angelo can find a way to stop it.
12"Requiem for a Rip-Off"TBATBAUNAIRED

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. p. 106. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.

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