• 1973

A fact-based cop show about maverick Newark, N.J., detective Dave Toma. Star Tony Musante didn't take to the rigors of shooting a weekly series, so he left after one season. ABC planned to continue with Robert Blake, but he suggested a title change and a character rewrite and the show was reborn as `Baretta.' The real David Toma appeared in a number of (more…)

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Friends of Danny Beecher

First Aired: March 29, 1974

Toma (Tony Musante) tracks down a particularly elusive ex-con (Kristoffer Tabori) who killed a cop for revenge. Frank: Ralph Meeker. Mrs. Beecher: Martine Bartlett. Wally: Nick Nolte. Spooner: Simon Oakland.

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