Once a successful corporate lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jack Shannon lost his marriage and his job, due in part to a compulsive gambling habit. While Shannon maintains a ... See full summary »

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John Sayles
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1991   1990  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jamey Sheridan ...  Jack Shannon 11 episodes, 1990-1991
Elizabeth Peña ...  Lucy Acosta 11 episodes, 1990-1991
Jenny Lewis ...  Neala Shannon 11 episodes, 1990-1991
Richard Edson ...  Wilmer Slade 10 episodes, 1990-1991
Miguel Ferrer ...  D.A. Todd Spurrier 9 episodes, 1990-1991
Martin Ferrero ...  Lou Gondolf 9 episodes, 1990-1991
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Once a successful corporate lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jack Shannon lost his marriage and his job, due in part to a compulsive gambling habit. While Shannon maintains a good relationship with his daughter, his professional career has hit rock bottom. He becomes a general practioner of law, gaining a loyal secretary in Lucy Acosta when he manages to free her boyfriend from jail. Shannon also gains an unlikely investigator in Wilmer Slade, a verbose enforcer for one of the many loan sharks to whom Jack is in debt. Although he has sworn off gambling, Shannon continues to use his skill as a cardplayer to help him work out his cases, and he always tries to work out deals for his clients without having to go to court. Written by Mark Limvere-Robinson

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El compromiso de Shannon See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Runtime:

(14 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A TV movie made for the NBC network. See more »

Quotes

Jack Shannon: All right, let's get going.
Wilmer Slade: Lay on, MacDuff.
[Shannon stares at him.]
Wilmer Slade: Shakespeare. I find vocabulary studies so limiting.
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Follows Shannon's Deal (1989) See more »

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Shannon's Deal
9 February 2005 | by ScatchardSee all my reviews

Shannon's Deal was a well-written, well-acted show. Jamey Sheridan was a perfect fit to play Jack Shannon, an attorney who was starting over with his own law office. The show played out more like a detective show than a typical show about a lawyer. Shannon was usually hunting down leads in an overcoat and even had the small office with the loyal secretary. It was created by John Sayles who also appeared in an episode.

With so many shows being released on DVD hopefully Shannon's Deal can find it's way there as well. Until then I suppose we can take comfort in that Who's The Boss? season one box. It was a high quality show at a low quality time. No wonder it didn't last.

If anyone has any episodes out there let me know!


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