The Big Easy

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  • TV-MA
  • 1996
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.3  (263)

The Big Easy, a crime drama television series, originally aired from 1996 to 1997. It was created by Donald P. Bellisario, who is well-known for his work on Magnum, P.I., NCIS, and Quantum Leap. The show starred Tony Crane in the leading role of Remy McSwain, a New Orleans police detective, and Barry Corbin as Captain Ernie K. Boudreau, Remy's superior.

The series was set in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was inspired by the 1987 film of the same name. It followed the story of Remy McSwain, a charismatic and laid-back detective with a shady past, who finds himself caught up in the city's web of corruption and criminal underworld. Despite his flaws, Remy is a skilled detective who knows how to navigate the murky waters of New Orleans' criminal underground.

Throughout the series, Remy and Captain Boudreau work together to solve a number of high-profile crimes, often with little help from their corrupt colleagues. Along the way, Remy must also deal with his complicated personal life, as he is torn between his love for his girlfriend, Anne Osbourne, and his attraction to the beautiful and mysterious assistant district attorney, Justine Lord.

One of the main themes of the show is the tension between the police department and the district attorney's office. Remy and Justine find themselves on opposite sides of the law, but they must team up to bring down the biggest criminals in the city. This dynamic creates a number of interesting plot twists and turns, as Remy and Justine are often forced to work together despite their conflicting interests.

The show also delves into the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans, with frequent references to the city's music, food, and traditions. The series was shot on location in New Orleans, giving viewers an authentic look at the city's unique architecture and landmarks.

Overall, The Big Easy was a well-crafted crime drama that explored the complicated world of law enforcement in New Orleans. The show had a solid cast, with Tony Crane and Barry Corbin delivering standout performances. The series was cancelled after one season, but has since gained a cult following among fans of crime dramas and fans of New Orleans culture.

In conclusion, The Big Easy was a thrilling crime drama that captured the essence of New Orleans culture and tradition. Despite its short run, the series left a lasting impression on viewers with its engaging plot, dynamic characters, and authentic depiction of the city's vibrant atmosphere. It is definitely worth checking out for fans of crime dramas or those interested in the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans.

The Big Easy is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (35 episodes). The series first aired on August 11, 1996.

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Gutter Punks
13. Gutter Punks
October 12, 1997
Janine goes undercover to keep an eye on Maura, a young runaway who stumbled upon a mysterious black duffel bag containing $25,000 in cash. When a devious gangster targets Maura, it may be more than money he's after.
Shrimp Stew
12. Shrimp Stew
October 5, 1997
An unknown assailant murders a truck driver and steals his cargo: a mother lode of Louisiana shrimp. Remy only has a few hours to find the truck or its contents will spoil, ruining a young woman's seafood business.
End of the World
11. End of the World
September 28, 1997
Remy and Janine look into the bombing of a local massage parlor, but the investigation is cut short when the bomber takes Janine hostage.
Caged Heat
10. Caged Heat
September 21, 1997
When three female convicts break out of prison to recover a stolen armored car, it's up to Remy put them back where they belong. However, when the girls kidnap him, only his good friends and quick wit provide any hope of staying alive.
Son O' McSwain
9. Son O' McSwain
September 7, 1997
Remy is thrust into fatherhood when an anonymous woman leaves her baby on the doorstep of the New Orleans Police Department. As he searches for the child's mother, McSwain realizes his alleged son may be the centerpiece in a homicidal scandal.
Gospel According to McSwain
8. Gospel According to McSwain
August 17, 1997
When a local record producer is murdered, the ensuing investigation takes the team from the New Orleans gospel community to a corrupt music business. Meanwhile, Remy tries to clear the name of a talented female gospel singer.
Perfect Day for Buffalo Fish
7. Perfect Day for Buffalo Fish
August 10, 1997
Remy indulges in a variety of local cuisines while investigating the murder of one of New Orleans' premier chefs. McSwain's instinct and romantic self-control are tested by a beautiful suspect. He soon finds that the chef has many greedy enemies, but only one hungry enough to cook up a murder scheme.
Night Music
6. Night Music
August 3, 1997
Local gamester Marcus Bellard is shot to death during an amorous encounter with the girlfriend of a powerful gambling czar. Remy enlists the help of his old partner, Detective Tony Covington, to catch the killer.
Yellow Queens in the Fires of Hell
5. Yellow Queens in the Fires of Hell
July 20, 1997
Remy gets caught up in the world of the occult while investigating the murder of a wealthy banana broker. He reunites with an old flame along the way, and soon finds that some women will stop at nothing to get the one they love.
The Platinum Blonde
4. The Platinum Blonde
July 13, 1996
What started as blackmail has escalated to murder, leaving Remy McSwain to piece together the involvement of a drop-dead gorgeous women, her wannabe boxer stepbrother and a prominent political figure.
Moscow on the Mississippi
3. Moscow on the Mississippi
July 6, 1997
Remy McSwain works with a visiting Russian cop to solve the murder of a local priest. Together, the two cops uncover a band of thieves responsible for stealing priceless religious artifacts.
Heavenly Body
2. Heavenly Body
June 29, 1997
A beautiful woman seeks Remy's help when her sister goes missing. Her fears are compounded when her sister's associate is found stuffed inside a coffee bag. Can Remy find the missing woman before she becomes the next house blend?
Streetcar With Desire
1. Streetcar With Desire
June 22, 1997
A prominent attorney is murdered on a streetcar, prompting Remy and newly enlisted trainee Janine Rebbenack (Leslie Bibb, "Iron Man") to investigate a local extermination company. Before they can solve anything, they must find an elusive eyewitness: the beautiful and mysterious Lady in Red.
Where to Watch The Big Easy
The Big Easy is available for streaming on the FilmRise website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Big Easy on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    August 11, 1996
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (263)