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48 x 60 minute episodes
Former MI6 agent Ashley Hunter-Coddington (Catherine Oxenberg) and former CIA man Mike Savage (Brendan Kelly) are co-leaders of H.E.A.T – the Hemisphere Emergency Action Team – a group of specialists recruited to fight a secret war against international terrorism and crime without the impediments of red tape (or ever being traced).
H.E.A.T is based in the ruins of a Mayan temple in Puerto Vallarta in Acapulco, Mexico, and its operatives live in the nearby Regina Hotel, owned by Claudio DiVanti (Fabio). The team pose as models and photographers representing a swimwear company to maintain their cover.
Ashley has the code name ‘Sarong’ and is a weapons, explosives and martial arts expert. Mike is codenamed ‘Platform’ and likes gadgets and ‘gizmos,’ such as the thermal scanner used to monitor buildings for activity.
Expert pickpocket and cunning thief, Catherine Avery Pascal (Alison Armitage) – who prefers to be called Cat and has the code name ‘High Dive’ – was recruited from prison and promised a pardon in exchange for working for H.E.A.T.
Tommy Chase (Michael Worth) is a martial arts expert with a deep understanding of human psychology, and former Navy SEAL Brett Richardson (Spencer Rochfort) has a vast knowledge of explosives.
The team’s computer specialist, Krissie Valentine (Holly Floria) – codenamed ‘Springboard – is a non-field operative who is based at headquarters.
Arthur Small (Graham Heywood) manages the team’s logistics and their false identities in “Beach Fashion Enterprise” – their cover business.
Marcos (Randy Vasquez) is an undercover agent for the Mexican government who works with the H.E.A.T team while posing as a cab driver. Mr Smith (John Vernon) is the mysterious head of a government organisation called C-5 that hires the H.E.A.T team.
Following a two-year hiatus, Acapulco H.E.A.T was brought back for a second season but had dropped the characters of Ashley and Krissie and added former French spy Nicole DeNaurd (Lydie Denier) as the new leader – the new series was made primarily for the European market – and Joanna Barnes (Christa Sauls) as the new computer specialist.
Catherine ‘Cat’ Avery Pascal