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Due South

46 min
Adventure | Drama | Comedy | Crime
IMDB rate:
18 wins & 37 nominations
Country: Canada
Release Date: 1994-09-15
Filming Locations: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Catherine Bruhier
Catherine Bruhier
Due South
Paul Gross
Constable Benton Fraser
Beau Starr
Lt. Harding Welsh
Tony Craig
Jack Huey
David Marciano
Ray Vecchio
Gordon Pinsent
Fraser Sr.
Camilla Scott
Margaret Thatcher
Ramona Milano
Francesca Vecchio
Daniel Kash
Louis Gardino
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For a time, this was considered the most popular Canadian-based and produced TV series ever shown on a US network. After a break in production following the first two seasons, the producers were able to obtain international funding to continue production.
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Ray's car throughout the 1st two seasons (apart from the Pilot) is a green 1971 Buick Riviera. It has also mistakenly been referred to as a 1972 Riviera (as some of the backup vehicles were that model) in a couple of episodes.
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Leslie Nielsen, who played the recurring role of Canadian Mountie Buck Frobisher, is in real life the son of a Mountie.
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Most of the city scenes are set in Chicago, IL, USA. However, if you watch the street signs you will see 'One Way' and 'Do Not Enter' signs without words on them, which are typical for Canadian cities (due to bilingualism laws worded signs would have to be in English and French). Also, speed limit signs can be seen posted in kilometers/hour instead of miles.
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Fraser's left hand is stepped on in "Easy Money" yet Quinn tends to the right hand.
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Fraser throws the knife at the dart board in "Seeing is Believing." Yet when they switch back to him, he's still got it in his hand and quickly hides it behind his back.
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Fraser: [to Diefenbaker] Stop stealing the blanket.
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Ray Kowalski: What is the name, Frannie?
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Landlady: So what's your story? You work in a circus? Benton Fraser: Uh, no, ma'am, Royal Canadian Mounted police. I first came to Chicago on the trail of the killers of my father, and for reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture I've remained, attached as liaison with the Canadian Consulate.
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Does Frasier never use a gun?
Frasier has his RCMP issue Smith&Wesson .38 revolver but he's not allowed to carry it in the US. We see that he keeps it and ammunition in a locked box in his apartment and he occasionally uses it in stories set in Canada along with a Winchester rifle. He also carries a lock knife in his boot and is proficient at throwing it a fair distance. Ray carries a Baretta 9mm pistol as his primary weapon and a five-shot Smith&Wesson .38 revolver as a back-up gun in an ankle holster.
What do the badges on the sleeve of Frasier's uniform mean?
The three stars are good conduct badges (noticeably Frasier's dad and Buck Frobisher have several more than he does). The crossed pistols and rifles signify that he is a qualified marksman with both.
Why does the actor who plays Ray change between the first and second series?
David Marciano wanted a more equal salary and on-screen status with Paul Gross. This could not be accomodated so Marciano was largely absent from the 1997 series but returns for 3 stories, including the finale in order to give Ray Vechio a fitting send off. In the 1997 series this is explained by Ray going undercover as a mobster whom he resembles and his place being taken by another police officer, Stanley Kowalski, who assumes his identity in order to preserve his cover.
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Photos from cast
Madolyn Smith Osborne Catherine Bruhier Anne Marie DeLuise Wendel Meldrum Jennifer Parsons Stephanie Romanov Eric Schweig Michael Shaner