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Hell Town

1 9 8 5 (USA)
13 x 60 minute episodes

Father Noah ‘Hardstep’ Rivers (Robert Blake) was a hard-living Catholic priest at St. Dominic’s, a church in a crime-filled slum neighbourhood on the east side of Los Angeles – the “Hell Town” of the title.

Blake began working on the concept for Helltown when he was working on Blood Feud in 1983.
He originally took the idea for the series to ABC because he had done Baretta for them, but they weren’t interested.


NBC picked up the idea and the series ran for 15 episodes between 4 September 1985 and 25 December 1985.

Father Noah ‘Hardstep’ Rivers
Robert Blake
One Ball
Whitman Mayo
Lawyer Sam
Jeff Corey
Sister Maggie
Natalie Core
Sister Indigo
Vonetta McGee
Sister Angel Cakes
Isabel Grandin
Tony Longo
Sister Daisy
Rhonda Dotson
Crazy Horse
Zitto Kazann
Poco Loco
Eddie Quillan