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True Detectives

All Episodes 1990 - 1991

  • Ended
  • CBS
  • 1990-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • 60 mins
  • 7 hours, 0 mins
  • Documentary, Drama, Reality
Dramatic reenactments of true stories of professional and amateur detectives solving real-life mysteries. Segments also include interviews with the actual participants.

7 episodes

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    1990-12-29T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A pharmacist goes undercover to expose a ring of drug-dealing doctors; a flaming automobile with a corpse inside is a clue in a bizarre murder story; and a mother who lost her child when emigrating to the United States searches for her son in hopes of being reunited after forty years.

1x02 Episode 2

  • 1991-03-30T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

An eleven-year-old boy provides the police with significant clues in the search for his missing mother; a device for washing bean sprouts is the unlikely bait when police try to bust an Asian drug ring; and eight adult siblings, adopted as children, seek to reunite.

1x03 Episode 3

  • 1991-04-06T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The mystery of a humming sound emanating from the waters of a houseboat marina in Northern California; two Seattle residents poisoned by cyanide-laced capsules spurs an investigation that reveals a murder plot; a man sentenced to 55 years in prison begins a letter-writing campaign to prove his innocence.

1x04 Episode 4

  • 1991-04-13T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A convicted felon about to go to prison takes his 20-month-old daughter from her mother; a detective on her frist homicide case tracks a murderer; and a sheriff comes up with creative ways to lure fugitives out of hiding.

1x05 Episode 5

  • 1991-04-27T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Stolen high-tech telephones transmit the whereabouts of the thieves who took them; an eavesdropper listens in on a terrifying murder plot; and a son searches for his estranged mother after 44 years.

1x06 Episode 6

  • 1991-06-22T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A man's search for the hit-and-run driver who killed his sister; a police search for a missing cockatiel and $8,000 worth of stolen household items.

1x07 Episode 7

  • 1991-06-29T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A communicable disease specialist seeks the source of a rare disease contracted by a baby; a piece of cheese with strange teeth marks provides the only clue in a burglary case.