San Francisco's first female Chief of Detectives!

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Francine Carroll
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1975   1974  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jessica Walter ...  Amy Prentiss 3 episodes, 1974-1975
Art Metrano ...  Detective Rod Pena 3 episodes, 1974-1975
Johnny Seven ...  Detective Contreras 3 episodes, 1974-1975
Steve Sandor ...  Detective Tony Russell 3 episodes, 1974-1975
Helen Hunt ...  Jill Prentiss 3 episodes, 1974-1975
Gwenn Mitchell Gwenn Mitchell ...  Joan Carter 3 episodes, 1974-1975
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Storyline

Amy Prentiss is a beautiful thirty-something detective on the San Francisco police force who was unexpectedly promoted to chief following the sudden death of her predecessor. Between solving the city's most perplexing crimes and battling sexism within the department, Amy raises her pre-teen daughter Jill. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1974 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Amy Prentiss first appeared on an episode of Ironside (1967). See more »

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Spun-off from Ironside: Amy Prentiss: Part 1 (1974) See more »

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Short But Really Good Series; Call it a Mini-Series
17 January 2017 | by spodsoSee all my reviews

Cagney and Lacy?! Jessica Walter easily acts better than those two. This series wasn't given a chance. Apparently in 1974 TV wasn't ready for a Female Chief of Detectives in a major city. This is one of many series that I thought was great but didn't last, and this one hardly lasted at all. He and She! East Side, West Side! They stuck with Seinfeld and look what happened. I'll fill this out so it has enough lines to be posted. I'll fill up the rest of the review to reach ten (10) lines. This is a test to see if IMDb actually looks or reviews any of their reviews. I think this is the tenth (10th) line so I'll see if it works. I goofed. This is the tenth (10th) line so maybe this will be posted. Why do you need 10 lines here but not in the other comment section?


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