Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Johnson Crosses His "Nash Bridges"

Actor Don Johnson, noted for director L.Q. Jones' "A Boy And His Dog" and as 'Detective James "Sonny" Crockett' on the drug cops series "Miami Vice", has won a court case awarding him $23.2 million from the CBS drama "Nash Bridges".

The "Dirty Harry" looking "Nash Bridges" series was created by Carlton Cuse, starring Johnson and Cheech Marin as two Inspectors with the San Francisco Police Department's Special Investigations Unit.

Nash would drive a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda convertible with a 426 Hemi engine and twin Carter AFB four-barrels, putting out 490 torque and 425 HP.

A total of 122 episodes of "Nash Bridges" were produced by the Don Johnson Company and Carlton Cuse Productions in association with Rysher Entertainment for the first 4 seasons.

In 1999 Paramount Network Television took over Rysher's spot after acquiring that company and refused to pay for a seventh season at a budget of $2 million per episode.

In court, the production companies argued that they had lost money on the show, due to production costs and Johnson's salary.

"Nash Bridges", currently playing in more than 45 countries around the world, is also available on DVD.

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