Our Family Honor

Our Family Honor
Starring Eli Wallach, Kenneth McMillan
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 13
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Lorimar
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network ABC

Our Family Honor is an American dramatic television series aired in the United States on ABC as part of its 1985 fall lineup.

Launched as a two-hour TV-movie, Our Family Honor is about two New York City families who had known each other since their childhoods and who were involved in competing "family businesses" the McKay family mostly worked for the New York City Police Department, where Patrick (Kenneth McMillan) was Commissioner, while the Danzigs were deeply involved in organized crime, with patriarch Vincent (Eli Wallach) filling the role of "godfather". Barbara Stuart played Vincent's wife, Marianne Danzig. Detective Sergeant Frank McKay (Tom Mason) was Patrick's often hot-headed son, while Vincent's cruel but inept son, Augie (Michael Madsen), was nonetheless his heir apparent. Liz McKay (Daphne Ashbrook), Patrick's niece, was a newly graduated officer now partnered with Officer Ed Santini (Ray Liotta). She was romantically involved with Vincent's other son, Jerry (Michael Woods), who wanted out of his father's business and used the name "Jerry Cole" in order to minimize any connection with his father's family. Another story line involved Vincent's murder of his wife's lover, carried out by Augie; when Frank came to arrest Augie for this crime, Augie died in the ensuing fight. The effect of Augie's death was not revealed. Despite the program's large budget and large, impressive cast, it was cancelled due to low ratings after the episode (January 3, 1986) containing this event was aired.


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