STACY DASH as Vanessa


Chad & Tad - death gurus






     The Strip was filmed in Las Vegas, The center point of the show being Caesar's Palace.  The Strip is the first TV Series from Joel Silver Productions for UPN (United Paramount Network). 
     Sean Patrick Flannery (young indiana jones) and Guy Torri star as one time cops turn Private Eye duo working for one of the largest casinos in Vegas. They help guests with problems during their stay in 'Sin City' at the amazing Caesars Palace operated by ex-Mob Man Cameron Green.
     The UPN series produced just 11 episodes, one being unaired. The Strip was cancelled after 5 episodes.  Episode 10 was not shown during the first run, but did get shown during the second run, over the summer. Silver's next foray into television would be UPN's short-lived series 'Freedom'. 





   The Strip had potential, but lacked the usual suspects in short lived series... writing. It did not help that UPN was a budding network.  For me being part of Las Vegas I hate the constant issues with continuity in the shows. Taking off from Caesars, cruising past a casino downtown and then passing the MGM.  UPN was a fledgling network with a short leash and quick trigger. Shows like Freedom, Level 9, No Where Man, Secret Agent Man and others.  


The Famous POOL Hotel in Vegas



GUY TORRY as Jesse













OLD CAPTURED PHOTOS... low grade image from shows original run.


The Crossdresser aka... Pimp.











     'The STRIP'  was a Joel Silver produced series. The episode guide is from EpGuides.com. A wonderful website with guides for most every series you can think of. 


Sean Patrick Flannery Elvis Ford
Guy Torri Jesse Weir
Joe Viterelli Cameron Green
Brett Rickaby Chad
Keith Odett Tad
Jeff Eagle Felix Cramer

EPISODE TITLES w/ Synopsis...


Production Credits
Executive producer: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Joel Silver
Co-executive producers: Gilbert Adler & Ken Horton
Created by: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar 

1."Games Without Frontiers"
gs: Mark Kiely [ Jordan King ], Alexis Arquette [ Cleo ], Mark Collie [ Lt. Wolf ], Andrea De Oliviera [ Clarissa ], John D. Jacobson [ Habeas Brown ], Cameron Milzer [ Chief Bradee ], Marcos Quespas [ Billy Ortega ], Pee Wee
Peimonte [ Isiah Brown ], Clint Lilley [ Special Agent Pim ] 

rc: Vanessa 

Police Officers Ford and Weir have a run in with the FBI while on a undercover job. Taken to task by their captain for ruining the FBI operation they both quit their jobs in anger. They soon find themselves working for multi millionaire hotel owner Cameron Greene, helping to protect his guests. A high rollers wife is kidnapped and they have to help negotiate her release or find her. Whatever it takes to bring her back alive. 

b: 12 Oct 99 pc: _________ w: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar d: D.J. Caruso 

2."Send Me an Angel"
gs: Cyia Batten [ Skylar ], Alexis Arquette [ Cleo ], Mark Collie [ Lt. Wolf ], Marcus Young [ Akira ], Tammi Baliszewski [ Haley ], Christine Arroyo [ Cheyenne ], Johnny Dark [ Alphonso Aldomar ], Geoff McKnight [ Doug
Winship ], Bowd Beal [ Freddy Orlando ], Daniel Eli Friedman [ Andre Bellows ], Heidi Deering [ Dancer #1 ], Stacey Linde [ Dancer #2 ], Karen Raider [ Dancer #3 ], Andrea Guervara [ Dancer #4 ], Amelia Bruff [ Dancer #5 ], Angelina McCoy [ Dancer #6 ], Jennifer L. Gagliano [ Dancer #7 ] 

A Las Vegas dancer goes missing while on the phone to a friend and is later found dead. She worked for Greene and he doesn't want to wait for the police to find out what happened to her. He wants Elvis and Jesse to investigate for him. It is not long before they find themselves involved in a white slavery ring and the Yakuza. 

b: 19 Oct 99 pc: _________ w: Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner d: Alan J. Levi 

3."Murder By Numbers"
gs: Lawrence Monoson [ Roman ], Rebecca Cross [ Linnea Burton ], John Griffin [ Perry ], M.C. Thomas [ Chet ], Joey Box [ Dillon ], David Asheba Wilson [ Trinidad Joe ], Seth Gillum [ Adam ] 

rc: Felix 

At a wild party a man tries a suicidal jump from the balcony of a room. He attempts to jump the thirty feet from the room to the pool at ground level. He fails and ends up in a coma. His sister is a friend of Elvis' and she asks him to see if he can find out what made him do it. They discover a gang that is running a gambling scam with higher, and more deadly, bets than would normally be expected for those ending up owing them money. 

b: 26 Oct 99 pc: _________ w: Mark Verheiden d: Vern Gillum 

4."Winner Takes it All"
gs: Bobbie Phillips [ Lily Brisco ], Gregory Sporleder [ Tucker Mudd ], Tom O'Brien [ Tony Kalunian ], David Leitch [ Flint ], Chuti Tiu [ Josette ], Tommi Baliszewski [ Haley ], Todd Lester [ Agent Orange ] 

A couple, Tucker and Lily, meet in a bar, go for a walk together, find a coin and put it in a one-armed bandit. They win one million dollars from the machine, which was in Greene's casino. He arranges for Jesse and Elvis to look after them, and the money, and escort them from the town when they are ready. While leaving they are run off the road and the money is stolen. Elvis and Jesse think that it was some kind of set up and that Lily was involved. She denies it and Tucker doesn't believe them. Greene gives them 24 hours to find out the truth or he is going to give them another million dollars. Better that than the bad publicity that would occur otherwise, he tells his two investigators. 

b: 2 Nov 99 pc: _________ w: Charles Holland d: Whitney Ransick 

5."Even Better Than the Real Thing"
gs: Christine Elise [ Det. Lindsay Karbo ], Susan Griffiths [ Janet McLain ], Jay Karnes [ Jerome Parker ], Alexis Arquette [ Cleo ], Ralph Harris [ Unknown ], Barbara Bogar [ Marilyn Monroe Lookalike #1 ], Julie Michaels [ Marilyn Monroe Lookalike #2 ], Anthony Brown [ James Brown Lookalike ], Gyé Dicapue [ Kahuna Ken ], Anthony Vaughan [ Latrell Woodman ] 

A Marilyn Monroe look-a-like is gunned down in a taxi after making an appearance at Greene's casino. Having just talked to her moments before Greene is not a happy man and instructs Jesse and Elvis to start investigating. Their first point of call is the look-a-like agency where she worked and they are inside when another look-a-like is killed outside. They decide that the killings are based on the Terminator principle; someone is killing all the look-a-likes to make sure they get the one they have to kill. The question they need to work out though is which one are they really after and why? 

b: 9 Nov 99 pc: _________ w: Mark Verheiden d: Greg Beeman 

6."Use Your Illusion"
gs: Alexa Jargo [ Melena Favro ], Tom O'Brien [ Tony Kalunian ], Rick Thomas [ Tristan ], Tammi Baliszewski [ Haley ], George 'The Giant' McArthur [ The Mute ], Jody Sadler [ Bruno ], Ron Keck [ Denton ], Ruta Jaiukaitis [ Geisha ], David Kesterson [ Compactor Carl ] 

A top class illusionist is killed during his act when an escapologist trick goes wrong. Greene wants Jesse and Elvis to find out why a trick he has done a thousand times before suddenly went wrong and killed him. Their investigations lead them to believe that not all is as it seems and that there may be more to what happened then they first think. 

b: 16 Nov 99 pc: _________ w: Russell friend & Garrett Lerner d: Peter Markle 

7."We Will Rock You"
gs: Heidi Schanz [ Zoe Cole ], The Godfather [ Himself ], Ivory [ Herself ], Andrea Robinson [ Nikki ], The Power Twins [ Lars and Franco Blau ], Michael Kendall [ Thurman ], John Lombardo [ Jack ], Mitzi Norton [ Tisha ], Bob Lau [ Gibson ], Lawson Skala [ Uther ], J P Podmeyer [ Little boy ] 

rc: Vanessa 

Bullets from an assassin's gun meet the arrival of The Godfather and Ivory, in Las Vegas to promote a WWF event that is going to be staged there. As the wrestlers are meant to be staying at Greene's hotel he assigns Jesse and Elvis as their security. After another attempt on the wrestler's lives the two stars are moved to Jesse's house for their protection. Something that Vanessa is not best pleased about! The trailer park where Elvis lives is closed down and he has to move his boat to a new location. At first this is outside Jesse and Vanessa's place. 

b: 23 Nov 99 pc: _________ w: Daniel Freudenberger d: Julian Chojnacki 

8."Money for Nothing"
gs: Christine Elise [ Det. Lindsay Karbo ], Lisa Waltz [ Jamie Boston ], Matt Felmlee [ Paul Boston ], Troy Tinker [ Kurt Fuller ], Karin Lawson [ Sabrina Brown ], Jack Maxwell [ Victor Whealand ], Susan Campbell [ Casino Cashier ], Rodney Peck [ Preppy ] 

rc: Felix, Vanessa 

A work colleague of Vanessa's is killed, along with her client, in a car explosion. The client was originally Vanessa's and seeing as she should have been in the car with him Elvis and Jesse investigate. They discover that Vanessa was the target and that the killer is still out there and no doubt planning another attempt on her life. 

b: 14 Dec 99 pc: _________ w: Charles Holland d: Paul Abascal 

9."I Wear My Sunglasses at Night"
gs: John Astin [ Orson Bates ], Michelle Clunie [ Lt. Lafayette ], P.K. Phillips [ Lt. Tabitha Crawford ], Scott DelGiudice [ Young Bates ], Marisa Parker [ Lana Sayers ], Dan Mirault [ Colonel ], Joe La due [ Frank Saffrin ], Vital
Jacob [ Tut ], Marcel Chevalier [ Security Guard ], Scott Flabi [ State Trooper ] 

rc: Felix 

On a construction site some workers uncover a skull. Soon afterwards Tad and Chad call Jesse and Elvis

, telling them that they will want to see what has been found. With the skull there was a locket, a locket that was given to the victim by Cameron Greene. It turns out that the locket was given to Lana Sayers, the love of Greene's life. She vanished 36 years ago and has never been seen since. Now that he knows she was murdered he wants to know why and by whom. Not surprisingly he tells Elvis and Jesse to find out what they can for him and tells them everything he remembers of the night she went missing. The first port of call is Orson Bates, Cameron's best friend (at the time) and someone who also loved Lana. They also soon spot that their inquiries have attracted the interest of two women in black who are trying to keep something secret. 

b: 11 Jan 00 pc: _________ w: David Weinstein d: Julian Chojnacki 

gs: Jason Connery [ Ray Burden ], John Doe [ Lt. Wolfe ], Valery Nikolaev [ Vlad ], Leslie Jordan [ Gaston ], Carlos Leon [ Titus ], Terra Gold [ Anya/Tina ], James Tyler Simon [ Zack ], Daniel Kucan [ Dylan ], Kenny Kerr [ Cleo ], Sly Smith [ Oscar ], Robin Clifford [ Guard ], Joe Ladue [ cashier ], Eddie Brown [ Elvis Presley Impersonator ]

rc: Felix 

A dead woman is found in one of Green's hotel rooms and the security cameras show that no one had entered the room recently. Greene wants this kept quiet and asks Jesse and Elvis to investigate. Their investigations lead to them getting involved with chainsaw jugglers, 'ironic commentators' (clowns to most of us!), contortionists, a man who arranges sex parties and three very well prepared and organized crooks who are planning to rob the casino. 

b: Did Air when series was run through over the summer.  pc: _________ w: Alfred Gough & Miles Millar d: Felix Enriquez Alcala 

the end...


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