Sat, 14 May 2005 06:00
|aired from: Aug 1998 to: Sep 1998
Maximum Bob was based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name. The main character is Judge Bob Gibbs, the eccentric judge of Deepwater, Florida.
The television program aired for seven weeks in NYPD Blue's time slot. After its run ended and ABC declined to renew the program, producers shopped it to other networks to no avail.
Maximum Bob actors Liz Vassey and Kiersten Warren made guest appearances on Fantasy Island, produced by the same people responsible for Bob in Fall 1998.
Brent Briscoe [ Elvin Crowe ], Sam Trammell [ Sonny Dupree ], William Sanderson [ Dickie Crowe ], Beth Grant [ Inez Crowe ], Paul C. Vogt [ Bogart Crowe ], Peter Allen Vogt [ Dirk Crowe ], Garret Dillahunt [ Deputy Dawson Hayes ], T. Scott Cunningham [ D.A. Hector Finch ], Dave Corey [ Reporter # 1 ], Ed Berliner [ Reporter # 2 ], Liz Benoit [ Reporter # 3 ], Sandra Peebles [ Reporter # 4 ], Ted Bartsch [ Bailiff ], Jim Coleman [ Deputy # 1 ], Robert Deacon [ Prison Guard ], Della Hobby [ Holding Cell Deputy ]
Public Defender Kathy Baker visits the small Florida town of Deep Water to defend a young client being used as a pawn by a politically minded judge. She stumbles onto the town's many peculiarities including a criminally minded backwoods family, an abusive deputy, alligators running rampant, and a crazed environmentalist, all presided over by an eccentric judge, "Maximum" Bob Gibbs.
b: 4 Aug 98 pc: 475130 w: Alex Gansa d: Barry Sonnenfeld
R. Lee Ermey [ Col. Theodore Baker ], Antonio David Lyons [ Sylvane Soleil ], T. Scott Cunningham [ D.A. Hector Finch ], Rebecca McFarland [ Debbie Lefcowitz ], William Sanderson [ Dickie Crowe ], Paul C. Vogt [ Bogart Crowe ], Peter Allan Vogt [ Dirk Crowe ], Beth Grant [ Inez Crowe ], Judith Delgado [ Maria Elena Bergman ], Roger Ranney [ Jay Baker ], Dave Corey [ Warden Elroy White ], John Fionte [ Arnie Rivers ], Miriam Salazar [ Mrs. Romana ]
Bob 'borrows' a convict from the prison to serve as his personal gardener, leading to problems when Wanda Grace chooses him to be her first love. Leanne willingly donates her body for Wanda's use. Bob bursts in, leading to a large manhunt and a kidnapped baby.
b: 11 Aug 98 pc: 467201 w: Alex Gansa s: Alex Gansa & Topper Lilien d: John Coles
- "Bay of Big's"
Miguel Sandoval [ Rudolfo Esquival ], Lee Garlington [ Rosellen Fortenot ], T. Scott Cunningham [ D.A. Hector Finch ], Tom La Grua [ Cosmo Lebrano ], Jack Blessing [ Agent Neff ], Peter Allen Vogt [ Dirk Crowe ], Paul C. Vogt [ Bogart Crowe ], Tyler Cravens [ Lance Sanders ], Vince Cecere [ Goon # 1 ], Delma Miranda [ Malina Margozz ], Ted Bartsch [ Bailiff ], Mal Jones [ Orville Hanks ], Wayne Steadman [ Deputy # 1 ], Dawnn Alane [ Young Woman ], John Zipperer [ Deputy ]
Bob enjoys the satisfaction when he busts he ex-wife Rosellen for smuggling Cuban cigars into the country. His satisfaction is short-lived when two Federal agents arrive, claiming that she's a federal operative. Determined to get to the bottom of things, Bob spies on Rosellen and in the process gets captured and held hostage by Cuban Freedom Fighters. Meanwhile, in another part of Deep Water, Kathy and Sheriff Hammond practice for an upcoming dance contest.
b: 18 Aug 98 pc: 467203 w: Theresa Rebeck d: Marc Buckland
- "A Little Tail"
Jonathan Slavin [ Larry Jenkins ], William Sanderson [ Dickie Crowe ], Steven Eckholdt [ Dr. Kevin Michaels ], Garret Dillahunt [ Deputy Dawson Hayes ], Leslie Jordan [ Cletus Huntley ], Cynthia LaMontagne [ Mermaid Veronica ], T. Scott Cunningham [ D.A. Hector Finch ], Peter Allen Vogt [ Dirk Crowe ], Paul C. Vogt [ Bogart Crowe ], Beth Grant [ Inez Crowe ], Julie Upton [ Mermaid Kim ], Toi Svane [ Mermaid Lyle ], Fred Workman [ Jim Clay ], John Zipperer [ Deputy Tom ]
Kathy represents a man being refused a job as a mermaid. Dirk and Bogart Crowe refuse to return their pet manatee to its rightful owner. Kathy represents her estranged husband Kevin after he's brought before Judge Gibbs for traffic violations. Kevin tries to convince Kathy he's a changed man.
b: 25 Aug 98 pc: 467204 w: Molly Newman d: Todd Holland
- "Good Dog Karl"
David Clennon [ Nathan Cahill ], Larry Brandenburg [ Pastor Buddy Burwell ], Karla Tamburrelli [ Opal Duvall ], Garret Dillahunt [ Deputy Dawson Hayes ], Nan Martin [ President of the Daughters of Stars and Bars ], Peter Allen Vogt [ Dirk Crowe ], Paul C. Vogt [ Bogart Crowe ], Beth Grant [ Inez Crowe ], Donna Frenzel [ Nurse Shelby Hackel ]
Kathy befriends a dog that saved her life. Meanwhile, the whole town is up in arms over a beast of some sort that attacked a young woman, biting off three fingers. According to witnesses (the Crowe family) the beast was either a Gatorman or the Okeechobee Wolfman. Judge Gibbs hires an exorcist to cast out Wanda Grace.
b: 1 Sep 98 pc: 467205 w: Rick Cleveland d: Elodie Keene
- "Dead Babe Walking"
Alexandra Powers [ Angelyne Linklader ], William Sanderson [ Dickie Crowe ], T. Scott Cunningham [ D.A. Hector Finch ], Beth Grant [ Inez Crowe ], Mitchell Carrey [ Charlie Orsteen ], Dave Corey [ Warden Elroy White ], Chad Ayers [ Governor's Aide ], Earleen Carey [ Mrs. Givens ], Paul Anderson [ Man on Stilts ], David Pizzulo [ Pachoola Police Officer ], Ed Berliner [ Reporter # 3 ], Chad Brown [ Pesky Reporter ], Kathleen Corso [ Female Reporter ], Antonio Delli [ Reporter # 1 ], Sandra Peebles [ Reporter # 2 ]
Bob falls for a born-again death row inmate. After 'Old Sparky' blows a fuse, Bob works with Kathy to find a way to let the prisoner, Angelyne, off the hook. Meanwhile, Inez Crowe comes to work as Leanne's personal aide.
b: 8 Sep 98 pc: 467202 w: Rick Kellard s: Rick Kellard & Bob Comfort d: Felix Enriquez Alcala
- "Once Bitten..."
Brent Briscoe [ Elvin Crowe ], Sam Trammell [ Sonny Dupree ], William Sanderson [ Dickie Crowe ], Tom Towles [ Ike Worth ], Alex Meneses [ Rosita Lopez ], T. Scott Cunningham [ D.A. Hector Finch ], Rick Worthy [ Lionel ], Paul C. Vogt [ Bogart Crowe ], Peter Allen Vogt [ Dirk Crowe ], Ian Marioles [ Teenage Clerk ], Nancy Duerr [ Renata Guzman ], Tina Malave [ Newswoman ], Alexx DeLeo [ Tattoo Artist ], Jennifer Bini Taylor [ Gail Tyrone ], Karen Gordon [ Baby's Mother ], Beth McKenzie [ Brittany Marie ], John Zipperer [ Deputy Tom ]
Judge Gibbs' gubernatorial campaign is temporarily derailed by allegations of sexual assault leveled by a former intern. Elvin Crowe and Sheriff Gary hunt down Sonny and another convict after the two break out of prison.
b: 15 Sep 98 pc: 467206 w: Roger Garrett d: Ken Fink
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