The name of the television show you are seeking is:
Our Family Honor
It debuted in 1985 and starred the following actors:
Juanin Clay, Georgann Johnson, Michael Madsen, Tom Mason, Kenneth
McMillan, Barbara Stuart, Eli Wallach, Michael Woods, Dick Anthony
Williams, Ray Liotta, Ron Karabatsos, Sheree J. Wilson, Ron Perlman
The plot is described as:
"The story of two warring families from opposite sides of the law, Our
Family Honor pits a family of cops spanning three generations against
a clan of mob syndicate chieftains."
E! Online at:
Lists a 1 hr 40 minute movie (teh pilot?) and describes it thus:
"Two New York families find themselves on either side of the law and
in an ongoing battle for supremacy."
The TV Tome web site gives a pretty thorough listing of episodes. See:
It was a 60 minute prime time television show that aired between
September 1985 and January of 1986 on the ABC television network.
According to the TV Tome site, there were 13 episodes:
1. 1-1 17-Sep-85 Pilot
2. 1-2 174401 24-Sep-85 Everybody is a Star
3. 1-3 174402 01-Oct-85 In the Line of Duty
4. 1-4 174403 08-Oct-85 Runaway Movie Queen
5. 1-5 174404 15-Oct-85 Cat and Mouse
6. 1-6 174405 22-Oct-85 Hostage
7. 1-7 174406 15-Nov-85 Homecoming
8. 1-8 174407 22-Nov-85 Casino
9. 1-9 174408 06-Dec-85 Mark of Cain
10. 1-10 174409 13-Dec-85 Lone Justice
11. 1-11 174410 20-Dec-85 End of the Line
12. 1-12 174411 27-Dec-85 Crimes of Passion (1)
13. 1-13 174412 03-Jan-86 Crimes of Passion (2)
How did I find this? I watched every single episode at the time and
remember it vividly. If you do a search on my all time, really cool,
fantastic, bestest web search engine (plug plug), Google, at:
Using the following exact phrase (with punctuation, i.e., quotation
"our family honor" and tv
You will be able to retrieve all of the information cited in my
answer, and much more.
Clarification of Answer by
27 Jun 2002 22:31 PDT
I did a quick search at:
Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
and found entries for the 1 hr 40 min movie and the series, but there
is no listing for DVD, VHS, or any other format. This isn't a surprise
given that it was a minor series that didn't last very long (which is
no comment on its quality).
If you go to the IMDB site listed above, you can see for yourself by
searching for the title of the series:
Our Family Honor
I also did a search on the world's biggest auction site, eBay:
where I have noted that bootleg editions of lots of TV series are put
up for auction (and often pulled before they can be sold ... but not
always!). There are no current listings, nor none in the last 30 days.
Your only hope would be to execute the search on Google:
as both a WEB search and a GROUPS search (note the tabs near the top
of the screen when you go to search google) and try and find others
who liked the show (like me!). You would then put the word out for
videotapes from fellow afficionados.
This IS going to be a hard one to find (frankly, I like the hunt
You could also try to contact ABC at:
Click on the "Contact ABC" link at the bottom of their home page. I
wouldn't hold out a lot of hope, but you can only ask!