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Mike Longstreet was a New Orleans insurance company investigator. While on a case he had the double misfortune of having his wife killed and his eyesight destroyed by people determined that he not solve the case. Despite his injury, Mike refused to quit the business and with the help of his canine guide dog Pax to help him get around he felt confident of his abilities to solve cases. His girl Friday, Nikki was his biggest booster and his friend Duke Paige worked with him on many cases. Bruce Lee appeared throughout the series as Longstreet's self-defense instructor. =================== Runtime: 60 min (23 episodes) Country: USA Language: English Color: Color Sound Mix: Mono ======================= Production Companies * Paramount Television Distributors * American Broadcasting Company (ABC) (1971-1972) (USA) (TV) (original airing) =========================== Awards: American Cinema Editors, USA 1972 -- Nominated -- Best Edited Television Program -- Joseph Dervin [For episode "Spell Legacy Like Death"] ================================ Series Trivia: * Longstreet's address in New Orleans was 835 Charters Street. * The ABC series ran from September 16, 1971 to August 10, 1972 (23 episodes) on Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00 pm. The 90 minute film on which the series is based aired on ABC on September 9, 1971. ========================== Release dates USA -- 16 September 1971 UK -- 27 January 1973 ========================== Filming Locations 1. Paramount Studios - 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA ========================== CREW: Directed by James H. Brown Charles S. Dubin Jeffrey Hayden (as Jeff Hayden) Paul Krasny Leslie H. Martinson Don McDougall James Neilson Lee Philips David Lowell Rich Alexander Singer Jud Taylor Writing credits (in alphabetical order) Reuben Bercovitch writer Howard Browne writer John Furia writer Jackson Gillis writer Herman Groves writer Robert Hamner writer Stephen Kandel writer Richard H. Landau writer Robert W. Lenski writer Stephen Lord (as Steven Lord) Mark Rodgers writer Sy Salkowitz writer Richard Shapiro writer Lionel E. Siegel writer Stirling Silliphant writer Sandor Stern writer Shimon Wincelberg writer Robert M. Young writer Original Music by Robert Jackson Drasnin Billy Goldenberg Oliver Nelson Film Editing by Fred Baratta John Sheets Stunts Dick Warlock .... stunts Other crew Howard Browne .... script consultant Bruce Lee .... fight arrangermoreless
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  • This was a show about a blind insurance investigator named Mike Longstreet, his aid Nikki Bell and friend/boss Duke Page. He also had a guide dog Pax. The shows focus on his efforts to be just as good of an investigator as he was before being blinded.moreless

    I really enjoyed this show while it was on and I felt it show have been given at least 1 or 2 more seasons to develop into an even better show. I felt that I got to know the characters fairly well and it was easy to care about Mike Longstreet and the challenges he faced. The setting of New Orleans was an inspired one and was one of the things that helped to set this show apart from some of the other "detective" shows of the time. I enjoyed the interactions of the characters and thought that they worked well together.moreless