CTVA US Crime - "Toma" (Roy Huggins/Univ/ABC) (1973-74) starring Tony Musante, Susan Strasberg

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"Toma" (1973-74)  -  "Baretta" (1975-78)
Toma
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TOMA
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Roy Huggins - Public Arts Production
in association with
Universal City Studios, an MCA Company

for
ABC (Thursdays 8:00 PM ET) (4Oct73-6Dec73)
ABC (Fridays )(18Jan74- 06Sep74)
Executive Producer Roy Huggins,
Produced by Stephen J. Cannell, Jo Swerling, Jr.

US Crime series 1973-74 90 min Pilot + 24? episodes x 60 min color
Starring:
Tony Musante as Detective David Toma
Susan Strasberg as Patty Toma (wife)
Simon Oakland as Inspector Spooner (boss)
*
Sean Manning as Jimmy Peter Toma (son)
Michelle Livingston as Donna Toma (daughter)

Premise:
Exploits of real-life detective David Toma, who worked undercover for the
Newark, New Jersey Police Department.

The real-life David Toma appeared in cameo roles in many episodes, including the pilot,

*Note: "Baretta" was an indirect spinoff of  "Toma" after Tony Musante left
the show. The show was to be called "Toma Starring Robert Blake" but it
was decided that Blake's personality did not suite the image of David
Toma, cop and family man. So it underwent a major retooling and "Baretta"  was born.

"Toma" theme music by Mike Post & Peter Carpenter

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 TOMA (90 min. Pilot TV Movie)
21-Mar-1973 (rerun 05Sep73)
Producer, Jo Swerling, Jr.
Director, Richard T. Heffron
Script by Edward Hume, Gerald DiPago.
Director of Photography, Vilis Lapenieks
Music, Pete Rugolo
Editors, John Dumas and Gloryette Clark
Cast:
Tony Musante .......... David Toma
Simon Oakland ......... Inspector Spooner
Susan Strasberg ....... Patty Toma
Michael Baseleon ...... Tully
Robert Yuro ........... Frank Barber
David Spielberg ....... Marlowe
Ron Soble ............. Harrison
Nicholas Colasanto .... Prolaci
Abe Vigoda ............ Donzer
Philip Thomas ......... Sam Hooper
David Mauro ........... Bags Rolland
David Toma ............ Det. Vinnie Cecca
Rosa Barbato .......... Mother
Synopsis 1:
Based on the exploits of David Tomas, real-life Newardk, New Jersey
plainsclothes detective with a talent for disguises, this pilot and
subsequent series (1973-74) has the independent-minded cop bucking his
superiors to stalk the leader of a syndicate’s numbers racket. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A plainclothes detective who is using his special talent for disguises
to crack a gambling ring. [RF]


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ABC Thursdays 8:00 PM Eastern (4Oct73-6Dec73)
ABC Fridays (Jan74- 06Sep74)

1.01 Toma: THE OBERON CONTRACT
04-Oct-1973 ABC Thur
Guest cast:
Tiffany Bolling ...... Sheri Anderson
Caesar Cordova ....... Hector Portaz
Dennis McCarthy ...... Councilman Oberon
Wyman Pendleton ...... Rocco Birrell
Ken Sansom ........... Adrian Fellows
Joe Santos ........... Jake Ricci
Martin Sheen ......... Eddie Siatti
Sonny Shields ........ McCloskey
Philip Michael Thomas

1.02 Toma: AMBUSH ON 7TH AVENUE
11-Oct-1973 ABC Thur (rerun 24May74)
Guest cast:
Geoffrey Deuel... Donald F. Harkness/Larry Tabscot
Roy Jenson
Victor Arnold
Claire Bremen
Vic Vallaro

1.03 Toma: CRIME WITHOUT VICTIM
18-Oct-1973 ABC Thur
Starring:
Tony Musante (as  David Toma)
Guest cast:
Brett Halsey ......... Mark Wheelright
Madeleine Sherwood ... Martha
Alex Dreier .......... Peter Blany
Scott Jacoby ......... Jesse Wheelright
Vic Mohica ........... Ernesto
Bert Santos .......... Roberto
Tony De Costa ........ Diego
Abel Franco .......... Manny
Synopsis:
A million dollar kidnap case begins after the hostage escapes. [RF]

 1.04 Toma: STAKEOUT
25-Oct-1973 ABC Thur (rerun 03Jan74)
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest cast:
Skye Aubrey .......... Shirley Whittaker
Jared Martin ......... Lenny Phillips
Don Gordon ........... Alex Keever
Oscar DeGruy, Jr. .... Buzz
David Toma ........... Market Manager
James V. Christy ..... First Plainclothes Man
William Brandon ...... Second Plainclothes Man
Synopsis:
Toma, normally a loner, teams up with a partner. They're laying for
a pusher who has stashed away a fortune in cocaine. [RF]

1.05 Toma: THE CAIN CONNECTION
01-Nov-1973 ABC Thur
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest Cast:
Michael Tolan ........ Cain
Judi Meredith ........ Edith
Frank Campanella ..... Delmore
Peter Brocco ......... Trinian
Eddie Firestone ...... Falon
Frank Christi ........ DeSanti
Synopsis:
A novelist tries to cash in on an accidentally acquired shipment
of syndicate heroin. [RF]

1.06 Toma: BLOCKHOUSE BREAKDOWN
08-Nov-1973 ABC Thur
Written by Lonne Elder III (who wrote the movie "Sounder")
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest cast:
Jan-Michael Vincent .. Billy Haskell
Rudy Solari .......... Lieutenant De Gregorio
Joan Pringle ......... Sgt. Doris Harmony
Barry Cahill ......... Rippy
Betsy Jones-Moreland.. Manager
Synopsis:
Toma's powers of persuasion are put to the test by a sniper in a blockhouse
atop a downtown office building. The young man's motives may be obscure,
but his determination to stay is all too evident. [RF]

1.07 Toma: FRAME-UP
15-Nov-1973 ABC Thur
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest cast:
Joe De Santis ........ Sam Basseel
Richard Davalos ...... Marty Angelo
Linda Marsh .......... Tina Angelo
Nicholas Colasanto ... Carlo Prolaci
Joseph Hindy ......... Tommy Russo
Sal Ponti ............ Ralph Frechette
Sharon Gless
John Chandler
Synopsis:
Toma is the target of a frame that will be difficult to disprove. A numbers
runner claims that the lawman beat him within an inch of his life. [RF]

[--] 22Nov73/29Nov73 - no details

1.08 Toma: THE BAMBARA BUST
06-Dec-1973 ABC Thur
Guest cast:
Kathleen Widdoes
Tammy Harrington

[--] 03Jan74 rerun of "Stakeout" (first aired 25Oct73)

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Moves to ABC Fridays Fridays (18Jan74- 06Sep74)
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1.09 Toma: 50 PERCENT NORMAL
18-Jan-1974 ABC Fri (rerun 07Jun74)
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest cast:
Steven Keats ......... Freddy
Laurie Ferrone ....... Lillian
Louise Troy .......... Belle
Leigh Christian
Richard Eastham
Barbara Rhoades
Synopsis:
Toma's quarry is a rapist in a ski mask. [RF]

1.10 Toma: ROCK-A-BYE
25-Jan-1974 ABC Fri (rerun 31May74)
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest cast:
Frederick Rule ......... Davis
Philip Michael Thomas... Bad Sam
Daniel Ades ............ Father Pete
Mary Layne ............. Brenda
Charles Johnson
Nora Heflin
Synopsis:
Toma's target is a black market in babies. [RF]

1.11 Toma: TIME AND PLACE UNKNOWN [Part 1]
08-Feb-1974 ABC Fri (rerun 05Sep74)
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest cast:
William Daniels ..... Connell
Michael Baseleon .... Harry
James G. Richardson.. Art
Simon Oakland ....... Spooner
Hilly Hicks ......... Art
Synopsis:
Toma poses as an ex-con stunt driver to infiltrate a burglary ring. [RF]

1.12 Toma: TIME AND PLACE UNKNOWN [Part 2]
15-Feb-1974 ABC Fri (rerun 06Sep74)
cast same as above
Synopsis:
Having infiltrated a burglary ring, Toma can't report to headquarters
about a planned heist. [RF]
============
[--] Toma: Unknown episode (possibly "Stillwater -- 492")
13Sep77
Guest cast:
William Daniels ..... Connell
Synopsis:
Toma poses as an ex-con stunt driver to infiltrate a gang planning a
bank robbery. [RF]

[--] Toma: STILLWATER--492
Some sources say this aired 08Feb74 - possibly postponed
Guest Cast:
William Daniels
Michael Baseleon
Hilly Hicks
James G. Richardson
Bruce Kirby, Sr.
Michael Richardson

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1.13 Toma: A FUNERAL FOR MAX BERLIN
22-Feb-1974 ABC Fri (rerun 28Jun74)
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest cast:
Albert Salmi ......... Max Fabian
Roy Poole ............ Joseph Cody
Melvin Stewart ....... George Sawtelle
Timothy Agoglia Carey .... Lenahan
Dennis Rucker ........ Phil Graham
Joseph Pepiciello .... Wilbur
George Burrafato ..... Homer Garkos
Peter Brocco ......... Old Man
Synopsis:
Posing as a stevedore, Toma investigates corruption on the waterfront.
His target is a union that is reputed to be the most crime-ridden in the state. [RF]
*Note: Filmed at Los Angeles Harbor [RF]

1.14 Toma: THE BIG DEALERS
01-Mar-1974 ABC Fri (rerun 21Jun74)
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest Cast:
Jack Bender .......... Manny
Gianni Russo ......... Minnett
Regis J. Cordic ...... Santelli
Synopsis:
Toma conducts a one-man war against the big dealers who are importing
large quantities of high quality heroin. [RF]

1.15 Toma: THE CONTRACT ON ALEX CORDEEN
08-Mar-1974 ABC Fri (rerun 30Aug74)
Guest cast:
Pamela Hensley
Frank De Kova
Harold J. Stone
Eddie Fontaine
Jan Arvan

[--] Toma: Unknown episode (possibly "The Contract on Alex Cordeen")
(18Jul77)
Guest cast:
Frank de Kova
Harold J. Stone .... Petroan
Eddie Fontaine ..... Torre
Synopsis:
A mobster expecting to be murdered asks Toma to witness the hit. [RF]

[--] 15Mar74 - no details

1.16 Toma: JOEY THE WEEP
22-Mar-1974 ABC Fri (rerun 05Jul74)
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest Cast:
Jack Kelly ........... Windy
Art Metrano .......... Joey
Fred Sadoff .......... Green
Synopsis:
Toma is puzzled by the mob murder of a bookie who seemed too small-time to be killed. [RF]

1.17 Toma: FRIENDS OF DANNY BEECHER
29-Mar-1974 ABC Fri (rerun 23Aug74)
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest cast:
Kristoffer Tabori .... Danny Beecher
Ralph Meeker ......... Frank Beecher
Martine Bartlett ..... Mrs. Beecher
Nick Nolte ........... Wally
Sarah Fankboner ...... Connie
Kathy Gackle ......... Marcy
J. Duke Russo ........ Detective Pellegrini
Kirk Mee ............. Art Connors
Teresa Medaris ....... Karen
Cindy Carr ........... Lucille
Synopsis:
Toma is tracking down a particularly elusive quarry, a young ex-con who
killed a cop for revenge, and then vanished into thin air. [RF]

1.18 Toma: THE MADAM
12-Apr-1974 ABC Fri (rerun 12Jul74)
Guest Cast:
Ina Balin
Suzanne Charny

 1.19 Toma: POUND OF FLESH
19-Apr-1974 ABC Fri (rerun 09Aug74)
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest cast:
Joseph Hindy ......... Jack Angelus
Hildy Brooks ......... Edie Angelus
Val Bisoglio ......... Johnny Lippy
Ray Danton ........... Al Dancer
Pepper Martin ........ Crackers
Joseph DellaSorte .... Lucius Carbon
Mike Robelo .......... Willie Dee
Marisa Del Rio ....... Waitress
Jack Krupnick ........ Bartender
Synopsis:
A personal hangup complicates Toma's efforts to nail a gang of loan
sharks. Their victim is a struggling restaurateur who once was close to Toma's wife. [RF]

1.20 Toma: INDICTMENT
26-Apr-1974 ABC Fri
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest cast:
Jamie Farr ........... Barney
Jess Walton .......... Helen
Edward Faulkner ...... Lewis
John Kerr ............ Prosecutor
Marc Alaimo
Quinn Redeker
Antonio Fargas
Dick Balduzzi
Synopsis:
A battle of wills develops between Toma and a prosecutor who wins
convictions by playing loose with the law. [RF]

1.21 Toma: THE STREET
03-May-1974 ABC Fri (rerun 19Jul74)
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest cast:
Paul Michael Glaser ... Jimmy Bellow
Percy Rodriguez ....... Houston
Henry V. Brown ........ Bel-Hardie
Don Pedro Colley
Scatman Crothers
Abe Vigoda
Synopsis:
Racial mob war threatens to erupt in the ghetto. [RF]

1.22 Toma: THE ACCUSED (final episode)
10-May-1974 ABC Fri (rerun 02Aug74)
Starring:
Tony Musante (as David Toma)
Guest cast:
Claude Akins .......... Bernie Travlos
Charles Floyd Johnson.. Billy Williams
Philip Michael Thomas.. Bad Sam
Todd Martin ........... Prosecutor
Ken Lynch ............. Lieutenant Heffren
Ted Gehring ........... Liquor Store Owner
John Milford .......... Officer Schuyler
David Toma ............ Detective
Synopsis:
Toma launches his own investigation into the fatal shooting of a
suspect by a fellow officer. Although cleared officially, Toma suspects that
the man is a killer cop. [RF]


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Summer Reruns ABC Fridays (17May74-06Sep74)
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17May74 - no details -
24Jun74 - no details -
31May74 rerun of "Rock-a-Bye" (first aired 25Jan74)
07Jun74 rerun of "50 Percent Normal" (first aired 18Jan74)
14Jun74 - no details -
21Jun74 rerun of "The Big Dealers" (first aired 01Mar74)
28Jun74 rerun of "A Funeral for Max Berlin" (first aired 22Feb74)
05Jul74 rerun of "Joey the Weep" (first aired 22Mar74)
12Jul74 rerun of "The Madam" (first aired 12Apr74)
19Jul74 rerun of "The Street" (first aired 03May74)
26Jul74 - no details -
02Aug74 rerun of "The Accused" (first aired 10May74)
09Aug74 rerun of "Pound of Flesh" (first aired 19Apr74)
16Aug74 - no details -
23Aug74 rerun of "Friends of Danny Beecher" (first aired 29Mar74)
30Aug74 rerun of "The Contract on Alex Cordeen" (first aired 08Mar74)
05Sep74 rerun of "Time and Place Unknown (part 1) (first aired 08Feb74)
06Sep74 rerun of "Time and Place Unknown (part 2) (first aired 15Feb74)
(final rerun)


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