Burbank, CA: National Broadcasting Company [NBC], 1985. Draft script for Season One, Episode 18 of the 1984-1990 television show, which originally aired on March 8, 1985, here under the working title "Stan and Larry and Noogie and Izzy." Although not indicated, copy belonging to Marty Eli Schwartz, who worked as a first assistant director on the show from 1984-1986, from his collection. With highlighting on a single page.
A groundbreaking television show, developed by filmmaker Michael Mann, one of the first to embrace a specifically 1980s aesthetic in music, fashion, and lifestyle, and one of the first to explore the cynicism, moral ambiguity, and futility of the War on Drugs. In this episode, detectives Switek and Zito are on the trail of stolen goods, but their partnership is complicated when a fire forces Zito to move in with Switek and his girlfriend, who happens to by Zito's ex.
The 1984-1985 season would receive 15 Emmy nominations, winning four, including Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for Edward James Olmos. In all, the show received a total of 20 nominations over the course of its six year run.
White titled self wrappers, noted as production No. 59527, dated January 19, 1985, with credits for screenwriter Alan Weisbecker and producers Michael Mann, John Nicolella, Liam O'Brien, and Richard Brams. Title page integral on the front wrapper. 54 leaves, with last page of text numbered 52. Xerographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper lightly soiled, else Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.