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Riptide is an American TV detective series that ran on NBC from December 3, 1983 to August 22, 1986, starring Perry King, Joe Penny, and Thom Bray. Riptide was created by Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell, and produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions in the wake of Magnum PI's success. The main theme was composed by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter. A mid-season replacement, it debuted as a two-hour TV movie in early 1984.

  1. Stephen J. Cannell


  2. Frank Lupo


Series Cast

  1. Perry King

    Perry King

    Cody Allen

    58 Episodes

  2. Joe Penny

    Joe Penny

    Nick Ryder

    58 Episodes

  3. Thom Bray

    Thom Bray

    Dr. Murray Bozinsky

    58 Episodes

  4. Jack Ging

    Jack Ging

    Lt. Theodore Quinlan

    58 Episodes

  5. June Chadwick

    June Chadwick

    Lt. Joanna Parisi

    58 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season


Season 3

1985 | 22 Episodes

Season 3 of Riptide premiered on October 1, 1985.

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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 48m



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