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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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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.14 (2005) See more »

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Great show, shame it was canned.
10 February 2006 | by info-emaSee all my reviews

I agree entirely with the previous comment. I'm in the UK, and only have the standard 'terrestrial' TV service (I refuse to pay extra for satellite), so I guess it wasn't until long after the show was axed that I first saw it, and unfortunately it's never been repeated as far as I know here in the UK on terrestrial TV. This WAS an excellent series, and very much deserved a far longer run. There was precious little 'fresh' shows around when this came out, and I guess it was before its time. The feisty character played by Han, and Segal's laid back Murphy sparked off one another in a delightful and always entertaining way. Cohabiting a cavernous apartment, which appeared to be an entire floor of a warehouse, Han was frequently drawn in to Murphy's investigations, whether she wanted to be or not. Catch if you can.


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