Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps the ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Urich ...  Dan Tanna 69 episodes, 1978-1981
Bart Braverman ...  Bobby 'Binzer' Borso 69 episodes, 1978-1981
Phyllis Davis ...  Beatrice Travis 69 episodes, 1978-1981
Greg Morris ...  Lt. David Nelson / ... 57 episodes, 1978-1981
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Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps the only known portrayal of a house with a "drive-in" living room. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Money Moves This Town. People Gamble for It, Love for It...Even Kill for It. Just Ask Dan Tanna, Private Eye. He's Murder When the Heat's On!

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1978 (USA) See more »

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Vegas See more »

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Runtime:

(68 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Robert Urich almost didn't get the part of Dan Tanna. Even though his acting was perfect and he was one of the tallest and most muscular actors up for the part, producers thought that he looked way too young to play a man in his twenties as his boyish behavior and looks made him look like a young boy. See more »

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The Coolest Show Around
22 April 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This had to be one of the coolest shows on television. The thing that really made it great was the pacing of the show and its mix of the old Las Vegas and what Vegas was becoming. The other thing that made this show what it was were the numerous cameos of some of the brightest stars that would appear in Vegas on a regular basis such as Dean Martin, Wayne Newton and other members of the Vegas elite. However, all the glitz and glamour would never have mattered if it wasn't for the late great Robert Urich who made this role his own.


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