An action drama set in Los Angeles in the 1950s, focusing on Jack Cleary, a gritty private detective who forms an unlikely partnership with Johnny Betts, a streetwise rock-'n'-roller.
- imDb Rating: 8.1 (46 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
This is a detective series set in 1950's Hollywood. Jack Cleary is a (virtuous) cop and his virtue cost him his badge--he tried to expose corruption within his department, and the cops he ...
- Rated: N/A
- Released: 13 Sep 1987
- Runtime: 60 min
- Genre: Crime, Drama
- Director: N/A
- Writer: Anthony Yerkovich
- Actors: Michael Woods, William Sadler, Lisa Jane Persky, Josh Brolin
- Language: English
- Country: USA
- Awards: 1 nomination.
- Total Seasons: 1
Episode 1x12; Jan 08, 1988
A gossip rag prints Cleary's surveillance photos of a starlet who later turns up dead.
1x12: Hollywood Confidential
1x11: High Heels and Silver Wings
1x10: Light and Shadows
1x9: Both Sides of the Coin
1x8: Nobody Dies in Chinatown
1x7: Barrio Nights
1x6: Blue Hotel (2)
1x5: Blue Hotel (1)
1x4: Blue Movie
William Sadler as Lt. Charlie Fontana
Michael Woods as Jack Cleary
Lisa Jane Persky as Dottie Dworski
Josh Brolin as Johnny Betts
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|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||1||The Neon Payback (Pilot)||1987-09-13||120||
Moody, scruffy Jack Cleary's an honest, but rebellious cop booted out of the LAPD on a bum rap (bribery). Unemployed, with his reputation in tatters, it doesn't help Jack feel any better to know his big brother Nick is a successful, big shot private eye, After his brother Nick is killed while working on a case, Jack takes over his brother's Private Detective business to find his killer, which leads Jack to a scandal in the record industry.
|2||2||Nicky the Rose||1987-09-18||60||
A starlet hires Cleary to keep tabs on her unfaithful lover, a mobster who's rumored to be muscling in on the unions.
A Sunset Strip mobster offers Cleary a job which, if he refuses to accept, will mean the death of Cleary's war buddy---a roller-skating star in debt to the mob.
A young porn star's disappearance leads Cleary into the underbelly of Hollywood, a world of blue movies, broken dreams and blackmail.
|5||5||Blue Hotel (1)||1987-10-16||60||
Cleary looks for the stolen master of a rockabilly star's latest album, and gets Johnny involved with a wispy blonde as he plays bodyguard to the brooding star.
|6||6||Blue Hotel (2)||1987-10-23||60||
Johnny finds himself in a fiery romance with a rock-and-roller's ex-girl friend, while Cleary searches for a murderer and uncovers a counterfeit-record operation.
Johnny clashes with East L.A. gang members after he falls for a local woman, his car is stolen at a rock club, and he stumbles upon a heroin ring.
|8||8||Nobody Dies in Chinatown||1987-11-13||60||
Cleary tries to clear a young woman's brother of murder charges stemming from a robbery at a Chinatown gambling den.
|9||9||Both Sides of the Coin||1987-11-20||60||
On a blackmail case involving a Hollywood agent, Cleary is reunited with his former mentor, an ex-cop who's working for the agent's wife.
|10||10||Light and Shadows||1987-12-04||60||
The FBI orders Cleary to get "uninvolved" in the case of a black woman who's being harassed by her white neighbors.
|11||11||High Heels and Silver Wings||1987-12-11||60||
A tycoon hires Cleary to keep tabs on his flirtatious wife, but Cleary starts working for the woman after learning her life is in danger; and Dottie soars to new heights with a young flyboy.
A gossip rag prints Cleary's surveillance photos of a starlet who later turns up dead.
|William Sadler||as Lt. Charlie Fontana|
|Michael Woods||as Jack Cleary|
|Lisa Jane Persky||as Dottie Dworski|
|Josh Brolin||as Johnny Betts|
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