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Set in the fictional Southwestern town of San Remo, Petrocelli was not quite a typical legal series. Harvard- educated Tony Petrocelli had decided to practice law in a part of the country that was not always receptive to big-city, Eastern ways. He and his wife moved to the Southwest, set up housekeeping in a camper, and opened up his law practice in the middle of wide-open cattle country. Tony hired Pete Ritter, a local cowboy, as his investigator. Tony's propensity for taking on cases whether or not his clients could really afford his services often made it rather hard for him and his wife to make ends meet. Lt. Ponce of the local police, a good friend of Tony's despite the fact that they found themselves in adversary positions in the courtroom, was often involved in investigating the cases Tony was working on. An interesting technique used in this series was showing the actual crime in flashbacks from the perspective of various people involved. The flash- backs, naturally, differed depending on whose recollections were being shown.

Barry Newman created the role of Petrocelli in a 1970 movie called The Lawyer, which was loosely based on the Sam Sheppard murder case.

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Last Airing Mar 03, 1976
Premiere September 11, 1974
Episodes 48
Network NBC
Format/Time Color / 60 Minutes
Country United States
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