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memories of the ’80s – Street Hawk

In the mid 1980s, a television series tried to break into the network schedule: Street Hawk. Created by Paul M. Belous and Robert Wolterstoff, the series was distributed by Universal and picked up by ABC TV in 1984. But with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Remington Steele

In the 1980s, a tv series created a crime-fighting duo that started as fiction became reality in Remington Steele. Created by Michael Gleason and Robert Butler, the MTM/20th Century Fox series was based on character Laura Holt, played by Stephanie … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Charlie’s Angels

In the mid 1970s, three beautiful women who would have easily been dubbed supermodels or Playboy centrefolds became crime fighters in the series Charlie’s Angels. Created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts for executive producer Aaron Spelling, the¬†original name for … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Chicago

Inspired by a play of the 1920s based on crime reporting, in 1975 the musical play Chicago debuted on Broadway in New York City. Created by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, the musical play is a satire on … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Ironside

For those who don’t know, there¬†was a series that started in the late 1960s and featured a former police detective who becomes a consultant despite the fact that he’s in a wheelchair – he’s Robert T. Ironside. Even with the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Shaft

He’s on a mission to find a missing girl – and he won’t let the mob stop him – he’s Shaft. Based on the novel Shaft by Ernest Tidyman, the film was filmed in New York City in 1971, showing … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Die Hard

Taking on the bad guy and trying to woo back your wife – well for John McClane that’s just another day in Die Hard. Directed by John McTiernan, Die Hard was based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick … Continue reading

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