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CODENAME: FOXFIRE

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Full Name: Elizabeth Towne
Nationality: American
Organization: Presidential Agent
Occupation Agent

Creator: Joel Schumacher, Bill Dial, Richard Chapman
Time Span: 1985 - 1986

ABOUT THE SERIES

       Elizabeth Towne is an agent for the President.
       Codenamed Foxfire, as indicated by title of the adventures that exist of her and her team, had been an agent in excellent standing and reputation with the CIA until a mole inside the agency, apparently worried about her getting too close to him/her, framed her for a crime she did not do and she was put in prison for the next four years.
       Upon her release she understandably held considerable resentment towards the Agency and government in general so it is not surprising that when she was approached about working in her old profession, she was refused. "I was forcibly retired," she barks in response and her answer was a firm no.
       Until, however, she was told if she were to take on one incredibly difficult but vital mission, her name would be cleared and she would be given a full Presidential pardon. Assuming, of course, she survived.
       The offer was made to her by Larry Hutchins, the brother of the sitting President, working in the shadows of government to handle complicated and sensitive issues on behalf of his elder sibling.
       Helping her in this mission are two people she had met while incarcerated. Maggie Bryan, nicknamed "The Cat", is an African American female who is a highly experienced and capable con woman. Danny O'Toole is a white female who has the ability to drive just about any type of vehicle. Both women are totally different from Towne/Foxfire as well as from each other but each possess skills that Town knows she needs.
       Also along to provide assistance (not sure why) is Phillips, a man in his early 70s, who operates as her butler/


Tagline: "When the assignment's too big for a secret agent but too small for an army - just whistle!

TELEVISION


Number of Episodes:8
First Appearance:1985
Last Appearance:1986
Network:NBC

REGULAR CAST
Joanna CassidyElizabeth Towne [ 1 ]
Sheryl Lee RalphMaggie Bryan [ 1 ]
Robin JohnsonDanny O'Toole [ 1 ]
John McCookLarry Hutchins [ 1 ]
Henry JonesPhillips [ 1 ]

This short-run series consisted of a pilot episode lasting 1.5 hours and 7 regular episodes.
1 Slay It Again, Sam
Episode 1-0, first aired 10/12/1985
Director: Corey Allen
Writers: Richard Chapman, Bill Dial, Joel Schumacher

Pilot episode for this series, this adventure sees Elizabeth Towne, aka Foxfire, approached to find and stop a man who has stolen a nuclear missile and is offering it to the highest bidder.

2 Tell Me That You Love Me
Episode 191, first aired 10/19/1985
Writers: Richard Chapman, Bill Dial

[plot unknown]

3 La Paloma
Episode 1-2, first aired 11/02/1985
Director: Victoria Tarazi
Writer: David E. Peckinpah

[plot unknown]

4 That Old Familiar Face
Episode 1-3, first aired 11/16/1985
Writer: Rob Gilmer

[plot unknown]

5 Pick A Hero, Any Hero
Episode 1-4, first aired 11/30/1985
Writer: Jill Donner

[plot unknown]

6 Robin's Egg Blues
Episode 1-5, first aired 12/14/1985
Director: Victoria Tarazi
Writer: George Geiger

[plot unknown]

7 Goodbye, Mr. Microchips
Episode 1-6, first aired 12/28/1985
Writer: Tom Ropelewski

[plot unknown]

8 Send Me No Orchids
Episode 1-7, first aired 01/11/1986
Writer: Steve Stoliar

[plot unknown]

MY COMMENTS

     I vaguely remember watching this series back in the day - and I would have watch any action adventure series then and toss in one that was largely all female cast, oh yeah.
     Unfortunately, what I do remember about this was that I was not impressed with either the writing or the acting or the characters. I did not mourn its passing, either. Except for a gnawing thought in the back of my head that I was a tad enamored with Robin Johnson's character of Danny O'Toole. 
     I would re-watch it now to give it another go but apparently it is not available. If that is true, it says something right there.

GRADE

My Grade: C+

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