Sam McCloud is a Marshal from Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police Department. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss.
A wealthy mystery man named Charlie runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations.
Quincy and Sam are working as Coroners. Inspecting dead people they often see facts that don't match the theories of the police how or if really they were murdered.Written by
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Jack Klugman was part-owner of a horse named Jaklin Klugman, which finished third in the 1980 Kentucky Derby. The horse was named Jaklin by accident (it was a colt), and there is a picture of him hanging in Quincy's houseboat in some of the show's later shows. See more »
Quincy often undertakes actions which would result in evidence and investigations being compromised. Since he is only a coroner and has never been a police officer, these actions could result in cases being dropped or overturned upon appeal. There is no way that a District Attorney would allow Quincy to perform the actions that he does in the show. See more »
Many of the episodes that aired as part of the "NBC Mystery Movie" were edited down from 88 minutes in length to roughly 44 minutes in length when the show went into reruns in syndication. See more »