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David Cassidy - Man Undercover 

Twenty-something officer Dan Shay operates undercover in the Los Angeles youth scene.
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Complete series cast summary:
David Cassidy ...  Officer Dan Shay 10 episodes, 1978-1979
Simon Oakland ...  Sgt. Abrams / ... 10 episodes, 1978-1979
Wendy Rastattar Wendy Rastattar ...  Joanne Shay 10 episodes, 1978-1979
Michael A. Salcido Michael A. Salcido ...  Paul Sanchez 6 episodes, 1978-1979
Ray Vitte ...  Officer T.J. Epps 5 episodes, 1978-1979
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Officer Dan Shay was a married policeman in his twenties with the Los Angeles Police Department. Since he looked much younger than his age, he was very useful in undercover situations. He often posed as a student or a naive young man on the wrong side of the law. Keeping his head together at home was his cute wife Joanne and young daughter Cindy, while Sgt. Abrams was his firm police superior. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Dan Shay. Young enough to be "one of the guys." Tough enough to be a cop!

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

The show has drawn comparisons with (and is said to have influenced) 21 Jump Street where a high school looking cop infiltrates the crime scenes of the youth culture. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Police Story: A Chance to Live (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Man Undercover
by David Cassidy and Jay Gruska
Produced by Ken Mansfield
Arranged by Ken Mansfield and Jay Gruska
Performed by David Cassidy
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This show was very underrated
8 February 2006 | by stargzr454See all my reviews

This was a very timely show, and being around the same age as David I could relate to it completely. I would put in the same category with "Straightaway" which was a "teen" show back in the 60's. I guess because David's character was not a "teenie-bopper star" like the Partridges,it wasn't a big hit. I was disappointed when it was canceled because I thought there many plot points that could be addressed over the years. They did an episode on the California road racing scene, later featured in the movies "Mulholland Drive" and "The Fast and The Furious." They was the first episode I watched as was really blown away. Simon Oakland was great as his boss, much nicer than Darren McGavin's boss in "Night Stalker."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

潜行刑事ダン See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(10 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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