Riptide
Riptide
| 03 January 1984 (USA)
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  • Reviews
    Solemplex

    To me, this movie is perfection.

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    SpuffyWeb

    Sadly Over-hyped

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    NekoHomey

    Purely Joyful Movie!

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    Donald Seymour

    This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.

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    SnoopyStyle

    In King's Harbor, Southern California, Cody Allen (Perry King) and Nick Ryder (Joe Penny) are former MPs during the Vietnam War. Nick flies charters out of his creaky pink helicopter, The Screaming Mimi and Cody has his boat Riptide. They're barely making ends meet and Cody talks Nick into being private detectives. They recruit computer nerd Murray "Boz" Bozinsky (Thom Bray). He has a blow out from his successful company and run off with the boys and his robot Roboz. They are hounded by no-non-sense police Lt. Ted Quinlan.This is one of Stephen J. Cannell's lesser creations. Its most notable character is a run down helicopter. It's a great counter to competitor show like Airwolf. I almost forgot about Roboz but it all comes back to me as soon as I see it. King and Penny are functional partners but they're not as fun as they think they are. They have some banter but they are too similar. This is campy fun from the 80s but it's not really great television.

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    jonandshellie

    ...I just got to when it comes to "Riptide". I hadn't seen the show since it's original airing back in the mid 1980's, and while browsing on Amazon, I saw the season one DVD set for $8.99. I decided that, at that price, I couldn't pass it up. Since I was an adolescent when I originally viewed the show, I wasn't sure whether I'd still like it or if it will have suffered with age and become "cheesy" and unwatchable. I'm happy to say that after watching the first 13 episodes of the show, I'm glad I took the plunge again.The show is fresh and vibrant and gleans with a cheeky, almost child-like essence. The stories are interesting, gripping, and best of all, action-packed and exciting. It's no mystery why the show is so good; it was created by Stephen J. Cannell, one of the greatest television writers in history and creator of such hit shows as "The A-Team", "The Rockford Files", and "21 Jumpstreet". The characters, as in all Cannell creations, are interesting and likable, and pop off the screen in a larger-than-life way."Riptide" centers around the Pier 56 detective agency run by friends Nick Ryder (Joe Penny), Cody Allen (Perry King), and Murray "Boz" Bozinski (Thom Bray). Nick and Cody are your typical p.i. jock-types who rely on their strength and machismo, while Boz is a "computer geek" who uses science and technology to assist Nick and Cody in their investigations and is the voice of intellect and reason of the group. Unlike most P.I. shows of the era, "Riptide" took place mostly on the water which kept the show fresh.In all, it wasn't the best show of the era, but it certainly is one of the most underrated and easily one of the most forgotten. It is fun and fresh and worth a view, especially if you've never seen an episode or haven't seen one in a long time.

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    Nikademis_Von_Hisson

    I agree with the post, but lets not forget Hill Street Blues, Spenser for Hire, Miami Vice, Hunter (i said Hunter not TJ Hooker, thought that wasn't to bad of a show) and Barney Miller. That was when TV was real..no reality shows. Shows like numbers, monk desperate house wives and the office suck. The cop shows of today are good for the most part, but nothing can compare to the shows of the 80's. What has happened to Hollywood? Have they gone lame with ideas? Have they lost their sense to entertain us? Or has the people of today gotten stupid falling for any dribble the networks will air. We need TV to be simple enough to enjoy, but lose the high tech talk and gadgets they use. The women in the 80's shows acted sexy, maybe a little provocative, but not like tramps of today. They had class and that is what I miss about those shows. Not like the women portrayed in shows of today.

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    mattkratz

    This detective show was one of my favorite shows. The exploits of Vietnam vets turned detective team Cody, Nick, and Murray (the computer expert) were followed in this fun, action packed show which I watched regularly. Adding to the fun, they lived on a yacht! I liked it.

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