Acapulco (TV series)
Ralph Taeger and guest star Leslie Parrish in a scene from the series
|Written by||B.C. Schoenfeld |
Gene L. Coon
|Theme music composer||Billy May|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Ziv Television Programs|
|Distributor||United Artists Television|
|Original release||February 27 –|
April 24, 1961
Ralph Taeger and James Coburn starred as Korean War veterans who, tired of life in the States, take up residence in southern Mexico as beachcombers. Each episode relates their experiences helping people in distress. They often worked for Mr. Carver (Savalas), protecting him from enemies he made during his career as a criminal lawyer.
Taeger and Coburn were starring in Klondike, another Ziv Television/NBC series, when it was cancelled after 17 episodes. In order to fulfill Ziv's contract with the network, they were recast in Acapulco, which premiered two weeks later in the same time slot as Klondike (Mondays at 9:00 PM). The new show lasted for only eight episodes.
Cast and charactersEdit
|Episode #||Episode title||Original airdate|
|1-01||"Bell's Half Acre"||February 27, 1961|
|1-02||"Killer in a Rose Colored Mask"||March 6, 1961|
|1-03||"The Gentleman From Brazil"||March 13, 1961|
|1-04||"Carbon Copy Cat"||March 20, 1961|
|1-06*||"Fisher's Daughter"||April 3, 1961|
|1-05*||"Death is a Smiling Man"||April 10, 1961|
|1-07||"Blood Money"||April 17, 1961|
|1-08||"Murder With Love"||April 24, 1961|
* Broadcast out of sequence.
DVD rights to Acapulco are owned by MGM Home Video, but no DVD has been released.