Dellaventura is a former cop, now a private eye, who helps people when the law can't.
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Series cast summary:
Danny Aiello ...  Anthony Dellaventura 14 episodes, 1997-1998
Rick Aiello ...  Teddy Naples 14 episodes, 1997-1998
Byron Minns ...  Jonas Deeds 14 episodes, 1997-1998
Anne Ramsay ...  Geri Zarias 14 episodes, 1997-1998
Frank Bongiorno Frank Bongiorno ...  Frankie 12 episodes, 1997-1998
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Dellaventura is a former cop, now a private eye, who helps people when the law can't.

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23 September 1997 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Dellaventura: You see, everything we are is everything we were, and everything we were is everything we will be. That's the Dellaventura philosophy.
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Follows Rules of Engagement (1997) See more »

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Started great, went Matlock
25 January 2012 | by mickdansforthSee all my reviews

This show aired on a Pre-CSI CBS. During the 90's CBS had a formula for tough Crime shows that appealed to fans of Murder One and Homicide: Life on the Street. Shows like EZ Streets, Feds and the Donnie Brasco miniseries. All were short lived.

Fall 1997 saw CBS pairing the David Caruso vehicle "Micheal Hayes" with this Danny Aiello show. The first 3 episodes hit it out of the park. Punch-in-the-face tough. With episode 4 the show softened up. And by the 6th episode it had turned into a Matlock clone.

It appears they retooled the show to appeal to an older demographic. KInd of a reverse Encyclopedia Brown. Hey look, old people can solve crimes too.

I think I gave up before the end series, but the end was not far off.

As badly as they messed up this show, I would love to see it again, as well as these other shows.


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