HALF NELSON

Show Type: Detective Comedy/Drama

First Telecast: March 24, 1985

Last Telecast: May 10, 1985

Broadcast History:

March 1985, Sunday 9:00-11:00 on NBC

March 1985 - May 1985, Friday 9:00-10:00 on NBC

Cast

Rocky Nelson..... Joe Pesci

Chester Long..... Fred Williamson

Annie O'Hara..... Victoria Jackson

Kurt..... Dick Butkus

Beau..... Bubba Smith

Detective Hamill..... Gary Grubbs

Dean Martin..... Himself

SYNOPSIS

"Why doesn't someone stand up to all the corruption in Beverly Hills?" read the ad. Next page: "he is standing up!" Rocky Nelson was a short detective, a former New York City undercover cop who moved to Beverly Hills, where he got a job with an expensive private security service for the rich and famous, while trying to break into acting. His police experience certainly came in handy, though it did not endear him to either his boss, Chester Long, or Det. Hamill of the Beverly Hills Police. Rocky was supposed to guard bejeweled poodles and manicured lawns, not solve crimes. However, he found that his short stature allowed him to sneak into secret places and obtain clues, simply because nobody took such a "little guy" seriously. Kurt and Beau were two of his fellow guards at the Patrol - all muscle and no brains - and Annie was the slightly daffy secretary at the office. Rocky liked the job mostly for the contact it gave him with celebrities, including client and confidant Dean Martin. Maybe one of them would give the little guy his big break?

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