D.P. Murphy works as an insurance fraud investigator, frequently giving and getting a hard time from his nervous boss, Wesley Harden, his on-and-off girlfriend Kimiko, and his ex-wife Marissa over visitation with their daughter Kathleen.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
George Segal ...  Daedalus Patrick Murphy 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Maggie Han ...  Kimiko Fannuchi 9 episodes, 1988-1989
Josh Mostel ...  Wesley Harden 8 episodes, 1988-1989
Sarah Sawatsky ...  Kathleen Danforth 7 episodes, 1988-1989
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George Segal is Daedelus Patrick Murphy, an insurance investigator and recovering alcoholic with an ex-wife who won't let him see his daughter, and a girlfriend who wants to fix him. He is good at his job, which is uncovering genuine insurance fraud when no one else can. Kimiko Fannuchi (Maggie Han) is his half-Japanese, half-Italian roommate and on-again-off-again girlfriend. She is a professional model, although she figures she cannot become one of the top Asian fashion models until one of the current top five gets fat. Until then, she has been the model for a power tool company's calendar for three years running. Unofficially, she often helps Murphy solve his cases. Wesley Harden (Josh Mostel) is Murphy's supervisor who knows that Murphy always "gets results", but the company "doesn't have a memory". Harden has to run interference for Murphy with his bosses Harriett Tapplinger (Lynne Randall) and Victor Beaudine (Charles Rocket) who would just as soon get rid of Murphy. Murphy's ... Written by Miles10

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1988 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Based on the "Trace" series of detective novels by Warren Murphy, featuring the character Devlin Tracy, an unlicensed insurance fraud investigator out of Las Vegas, Nevada. See more »

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Should not have been canceled
20 March 2003 | by boatierraSee all my reviews

I remember really, really enjoying this show. It had fantastic writing and great rapport between its actors. I had high hopes for a long run. No such luck for this show. Despite the above mentioned qualities, it was canceled after one season.

I thought that both George Segal and Maggie Han did a great job with unorthodox characters. Who ever heard of an ex-alcoholic insurance investigator living with a extremely beautiful Asian model? Their living situation was even more odd. The apartment they shared was basically one big room, so their respective areas were separated by a wool blanket hung from the ceiling. It was one of the few shows with an Asian character that wasn't terribly pigeonholed into a typical Asian stereotype. Her character was a breath of fresh air in the late 80's.

If you ever get a chance to catch it in reruns, I highly recommend watching it.


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