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Our Family Honor 

A family in law enforcement is at war with a crime family with two young lovers, one from each side, caught in the middle.
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1986   1985  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Daphne Ashbrook ...  Liz McKay / ... 13 episodes, 1985-1986
Georgann Johnson ...  Katherine McKay 13 episodes, 1985-1986
Michael Madsen ...  Augie Danzig 13 episodes, 1985-1986
Tom Mason ...  Det. Sgt. Frank McKay / ... 13 episodes, 1985-1986
Kenneth McMillan ...  Patrick McKay / ... 13 episodes, 1985-1986
Barbara Stuart ...  Marianne Danzig 13 episodes, 1985-1986
Eli Wallach ...  Vincent Danzig 13 episodes, 1985-1986
Sheree J. Wilson ...  Rita Danzig 13 episodes, 1985-1986
Michael Woods ...  Jerry Danzig / ... 13 episodes, 1985-1986
Ron Karabatsos ...  George Bennett 13 episodes, 1985-1986
Ray Liotta ...  Ed Santini 10 episodes, 1985
Dick Anthony Williams ...  Chief of Detectives Jonas Jones / ... 8 episodes, 1985
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This series revolves around the lives of two families, the McKays and the Danzigs. The McKays are a family of cops while the Danzigs' business is not exactly legal. The McKays have made it their life's mission to bring the Danzigs down cause they believe that it was the Danzigs who killed a member of their family years ago. And adding fuel to the fire is the fact that the Danzigs' prodigal son, Jerry is involved with Liz McKay whose father was who was killed years ago. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

17 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'onore della famiglia See more »

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Lorimar Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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No real new ground broken
29 August 2006 | by rlquallSee all my reviews

This mid-1980's series could hardly be described as groundbreaking. A critic called it "a series you can't refuse" and it was a pretty apparent effort at taking advantage of the "Godfather" movies' success. Throw in love between a son from one rival family and a daughter from another, a plot which was already old when Shakespeare used it in "Romeo and Juliet", and you've pretty much got it. That having been said, the show had an expensive, movie-style look about it and a fine cast. Ironically, this probably helped to kill it. Most soap-opera type shows (and this pretty much was that) take a good while to build an audience; with the amount that this show must have cost to make per episode there was little time for that to happen due to the amount of money being lost. (Another problem is that serial-type shows have to be huge hits in order to have more than nominal value as reruns; without huge buzz few viewers will watch again to see the outcome of story lines they already know.) This show was better than lots of the other fare available at the time but suffered also from being against "Remington Steele", arguably a better copy of James Bond-style intrigue (and starring a future Bond) than this was of "Godfather"-style crime wars, and was failing to hold for ABC the audience share which it was being delivered by another high-cost show, "Moonlighting", so it had to go.


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