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Q: TV show in the late 80's/early 90's - what is it? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: TV show in the late 80's/early 90's - what is it?
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: markabe-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 27 Jun 2002 21:17 PDT
Expires: 27 Jul 2002 21:17 PDT
Question ID: 34388
There was this TV show on for about a year around the time that LA Law
was on the air. It involved two families; one was in law enforcement,
the other was a crime family. Somehow the two families were closely
linked together, perhaps by marriage. I remember in the opening
credits there is a short scene where the the head of the cop family
and the head of the crime family meet together to discuss things.

What was the show called?
Subject: Re: TV show in the late 80's/early 90's - what is it?
Answered By: fugitive-ga on 27 Jun 2002 21:49 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
The name of the television show you are seeking is:

   Our Family Honor

According to:

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:,60,48699,00.html

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.



Request for Answer Clarification by markabe-ga on 27 Jun 2002 22:14 PDT
That's it! Any idea how I can get hold of copies of the show, say on DVD?

Clarification of Answer by fugitive-ga on 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!

markabe-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Got the answer I wanted and clarification quick. Case closed!

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