Stingray - The Complete Series
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The short-lived, but much-loved Stephen J. Cannell action drama series makes its U.S. DVD debut. All 25 action-packed episodes are now available in this 5 DVD collection starring Nick Mancuso as Ray, the illusive stranger who helps people in neeed... not for money, but for favors that must be repaid, no matter what.
STINGRAY, starring Nick Mancuso, is an enigmatic adventurer with no traceable past who travels from place to place fighting crime and helping people in trouble. He refuses to be paid for his services; however, those seeking his assistance must promise him a favor. Sometime in the future, Ray will come to them and ask to collect on that favor, giving them some task that is often arduous and/or dangerous. The title of the show comes from the vintage Corvette Stingray that Ray drives.
* Originally aired on NBC 1985-1987
* Created by the late, acclaimed TV writer/producer, Stephen J. Cannell
* Hailed as a fan-favorite among Cannell's wide range of successful TV series (A-Team, Rockford Files, 21 Jump Street, Hunter, etc.)
* Series is fondly remembered for its dark, edgy, fast-paced style reminiscent of a long-play music video.
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The series itself was ahead of its time, Nick Mancuso does a GREAT job. Some of the fight scenes are hokie, but to be expected in an 80's TV show. Where the series falls apart is the writing and story line. Some of the episodes are just awful, ones written by Cannell are ok, but others lack quality and any sort of substance. My guess would be that Cannell had too many projects going on at the same time, and not able to apply a standard of quality to this project.
I was surprised how many of the later episodes had rain in them, then realized there were shot on location in Vancouver B.C. It was nice to see still shots of the production set during the credits at the end of each episode, nice touch!
The Car: I'm not really a vette fan, but this one rocked. My only other vette choice would have been the 63 split window.
Would love to see this series rebooted (with a 65 vette), or made into a movie. It would work!
I've missed Stingray since it went off the air in the 80s so I was glad to get these dvds and relive it. It was very interesting to think that the main characters of this series were Nick Mancuso and the 1965 Corvette Stingray. Everybody else was a guest star every week.
When I saw it I had to purchase a copy for me and a copy for him. Ray's black 1965 Stingray Corvette is a real beauty and added to a great problem/crime solving television series. Highly recommend!
Shipping was quick, price was great, and DVD's and packaging were damage free.
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No one but Me liked the show ? Because they never ran any reruns.