Petrocelli Classic TV Show
Tony Petrocelli is a Harvard-educated lawyer who gives up the big money and frenetic pace of city life to practice in a sleepy city in Arizona. He and wife Maggie live in a trailer in the country while waiting for their new house to be built, and travel around in a beat-up old pickup truck. For a quiet rural area, Petrocelli seems to have no trouble running into his share of murderers to defend.
Play the Petrocelli QuizYou're given 10 Petrocelli questions at random with 4 multiple choice answers. One one is correct. How many will you score? Try again to better it, or why not challenge a friend to beat your score? 530 people have played it, and the average score is 7.07/10
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Petrocelli Fan Tributes12 Pat Crooke from Bradford, Yorkshire: i loved petrocelli on tv and would like to but series 1 and 2 fridays were my favourite night watching tony and maggie pat bradford west yorks
11 gareth lewis from britain: i loved petrocelli when it was on sky tv. why cant they bring it back? i liked th epsisode where tony gets that young boy off murder.i love you tony.
10 Sue from Liverpool: Just done the "Petrocelli" quiz and got 70% just on pure guesses! It's been a very long time since I saw it last! All I can remember is that me and my mum fancied him because we thought he looked like Barry Manilow. I can also remember the on going saga regarding Terry Wogan and the building of that house!
9 Tim from Glasgow: The show was largely filmed in Tuscon arizona - often wondered if the half built house has been swallowed by the suburbs yet. And Maggie - what a Babe even if she has gone of the rails recently with fervent support for Dubyah and the NRA
8 Steve from Derby: Loved Petocelli fist time around.In particular i would again like to see the episode Music To Die By. This also starred Rick Nelson as a country singer accused of murder, also showing Rick performing a few songs live.
7 Andy Brett from Cambridge, England: Loved this - a great detective series! Petrocelli never did finish building his house - the series was cancelled in America before he could do so!
6 richard hobson from nottingham uk: Wasn't it strange that the man or woman seen hunched over the body with fingerprints all over the murder weapon just minutes after an argument with the soon-to-be-deceased NEVER did it? I mean, not even once?
5 Paul from Wales: Petrocelli was the don. That guy could whip Quincy with one hand and still be doing a bit of brick laying with the other. Hero.
4 Ali B from Slough: I remember going to the dentist and having a tooth pulled and it was still less painful than this show!!!
Less US drival and more UK shows please
3 Sandra Grabman from Duncan, Oklahoma, USA: I'm so envious of you folks over there. "Petrocelli" was being shown on TV Land for a while and I was taping every episode, then they stopped. I so miss that show. (By the way, Dave mentioned Albert Salmi. Good news - Albert's biography is being published and will be available in March, 2004.)
2 Mike Cawood from Wrexham, Wales: I remember Petrocelli, he was famous (via Terry Wogan on Radio 2) for the house he was building at the end of each episode, it seemed to go up and down a bit, but never progressed.
1 Colin Palmer from Soham, Cambs: Did Petrocelli ever finsh building that house??
Still one of the best shows
Barry Newman - Tony Petrocelli
Susan Howard - Maggie Petrocelli
Albert Salmi - Pete Ritter
David Huddleston - Lt. John Ponce
Michael Bell - Assistant. D.A. Frank Kaiser
1928-03-11: Albert Salmi (Pete Ritter) was born in Brooklyn, New York.
1938-11-07: Barry Newman was born in Boston, USA.
1944-01-28: Susan Howard (Maggie) was born in Marshall, Texas, USA.
1990-04-22: Albert Salmi (Pete Ritter) sadly passed away in a murder/suicide.
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