Caribe (American TV series)


Caribe is an American crime drama series that was originally broadcast on Monday nights at 10:00–11:00 pm (ET) on ABC from February 17 until May 12, 1975. The Quinn Martin-produced series was about the exploits of the Caribe Force, a fictional law enforcement unit that had extra-national jurisdiction throughout the Caribbean, headquartered in Miami.[1] The stars were Stacy Keach as Lieutenant Ben Logan, a former officer in Miami Police hired by the Caribe Force, and Carl Franklin as his partner, Sergeant Mark Walters, also formerly of the Miami PD. Originally it was planned that Franklin's character would be a former detective inspector from one of the British Commonwealth island nations in the Caribbean, but the character was ultimately depicted as an American, and as someone who was outranked by Logan, somewhat undercutting both the supposedly international character of the Caribe Force, and the supposedly equal status of the two co-stars. Robert Mandan played their superior, Deputy Commissioner Ed Rawlings. The series was plagued by production problems.[2]

Created byCharles K. Peck Jr.
StarringStacy Keach
Carl Franklin
Robert Mandan
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Running time60 minutes
Production companyQM Productions
Original release
ReleaseFebruary 17 (1975-02-17) –
May 12, 1975 (1975-05-12)

Episodes edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"The Plastic Connection"William WiardEd WatersFebruary 17, 1975 (1975-02-17)
2"Vanished"UnknownRobert I. HoltFebruary 24, 1975 (1975-02-24)
Lt. Ben Hogan and Sgt. Mark Walters try to save a noted woman flier (Joanna Pettet) from a gangland leader's vengeance.
3"The Survivor"UnknownLarry ForresterMarch 3, 1975 (1975-03-03)
4"The Mercenary"Paul StanleyRobert C. DennisMarch 10, 1975 (1975-03-10)
5"Lady Killler"UnknownS.S. Schweitzer & Anthony SpinnerMarch 17, 1975 (1975-03-17)
6"Flowers of Death"UnknownLarry AlexanderMarch 24, 1975 (1975-03-24)
7"Murder in Paradise"UnknownCarey WilberMarch 31, 1975 (1975-03-31)
8"School for Killers"UnknownUnknownApril 7, 1975 (1975-04-07)
9"One Second to Doom"UnknownJackson GillisApril 14, 1975 (1975-04-14)
10"The Patriots"UnknownMax Hodge & Robert I. Holt & Leigh VanceApril 21, 1975 (1975-04-21)
11"Counterfeit Killer"UnknownUnknownApril 28, 1975 (1975-04-28)
12"The Assassin"UnknownStephen KandelMay 5, 1975 (1975-05-05)
13"Assault on the Calavera"UnknownUnknownMay 12, 1975 (1975-05-12)

References edit

  1. ^ "Stacy Keach In 'Caribe,'" The Ledger (Lakeland, FL), Sunday, February 16, 1975.
  2. ^ Etter, Jonathan. Quinn Martin, Producer: A Behind-the-Scenes History of QM Productions and Its Founder. Jefferson: McFarland, 2003. Print.

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