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Due South 

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The cases of a cynical American police detective and a upright Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in the city of Chicago.

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Paul Haggis
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Paul Gross ...  Constable Benton Fraser / ... 67 episodes, 1994-1999
Beau Starr ...  Lt. Harding Welsh 66 episodes, 1994-1999
Tony Craig ...  Jack Huey / ... 66 episodes, 1994-1999
David Marciano ...  Ray Vecchio 44 episodes, 1994-1999
Catherine Bruhier ...  Elaine Besbriss 43 episodes, 1994-1997
Gordon Pinsent ...  Fraser Sr. / ... 40 episodes, 1994-1999
Camilla Scott Camilla Scott ...  Margaret Thatcher / ... 38 episodes, 1995-1999
Ramona Milano ...  Francesca Vecchio / ... 35 episodes, 1994-1999
Daniel Kash ...  Louis Gardino 31 episodes, 1994-1996
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Storyline

The third and fourth seasons of "Due South" pick up shortly after the first two left off. Fraser returns to Chicago, to find a blond has assumed Ray Vecchio's identity, and everyone just seems to accept it but him. Fraser and his new partner (real name Stanley Raymond Kowalski) soon find level ground to agree on, and work together to solve crimes on the mean streets of Chicago. Written by Kaolin

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Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

23 April 1994 (USA) See more »

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Tandem de choc See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The third and fourth seasons of this show, without the same American funding that the first two seasons had enjoyed, were held more strictly to Canadian content regulations. See more »

Goofs

Most of the city scenes are set in Chicago, IL, USA. However, if you watch the street signs you will see 'One Way' and 'Do Not Enter' signs without words on them, which are typical for Canadian cities (due to bilingualism laws worded signs would have to be in English and French). Also, speed limit signs can be seen posted in kilometers/hour instead of miles. See more »

Quotes

Ray Vecchio: How do I get out of this town?
Woman behind counter: Left at the corner.
Ray Vecchio: Well, I don't have a car.
Woman behind counter: Then you have a problem.
Ray Vecchio: You have no idea. Is there a car rental agency?
Woman behind counter: Apollo 13 rentals.
Ray Vecchio: How about a bus?
Woman behind counter: Last one went through an hour ago.
Ray Vecchio: Does the space shuttle fly over any time soon?
Woman behind counter: Ask Bob.
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Referenced in Make or Break TV: EZ Streets (2008) See more »

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Ride Forever
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An interesting show from CBS and CTV
15 May 1999 | by khaki_dojoSee all my reviews

I was very disappointed to hear in 1995 that "Due South" was being canceled, because it was one of the few interesting Canadian/American endeavors to hit the tube in years. Paul Gross and David Marciano were well-matched as partners, and were what made the series fun. It's surprising that "Due South" rated so poorly in both Canada and America, because it had a wit and humor that is often lacking in some of the more popular American dramas. Benton Fraser (Gross) and Ray Vecchio (Marciano) launch pithy one-liners off of each other, never batting an eyelash when the other does something that seems outlandish to them. Fraser can be a tad over-exaggerated as a result of the American desire to create the stereotypical Canadian, but this seems to decrease somewhat in the second season, after the US stepped away from the show. Marciano continues through both seasons to be well-written and funny, both with his personal fashion sense and his large, over-bearing family. A nice get-away from the usual violent cop show.


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