This site is about the tv cop show Nash Bridges, starring Don Johnson, which aired on CBS with 122 episodes in 6 seasons. The series is currently syndicated in many television markets and is available on DVD.
Don and Cheech in TIN CUP (July 31, 1996)
Jeanne Wolf's Wolf Bytes for July 31, 1996 at TV Guide Online mentioned that Don Johnson chose Cheech Marin as his co-star on NASH BRIDGES after starring with him in TIN CUP, a romantic comedy with Kevin Costner and Rene Russo. Jeanne described that Cheech was so funny and entertaining on the set of TIN CUP that Don Johnson told Cheech that they could have a lot of fun on Don's new show, NASH BRIDGES. For the Fall season, Cheech's character of Joe Dominguez has been so successful it will be expanded -- so much that Cheech is moving his family to SF.
For his role in TIN CUP, Don Johnson already had plenty of experience on "the links." Don, a Pro-am tournament golfer, philosophically said, "Golf is not about beating someone else... it's about winning the inner battle and quieting the inner self." You can see Don Johnson and Cheech Marin's outer selves when TIN CUP is released on August 16.
Don's Star Arrives! (July 26, 1996)
This morning in Hollywood, Don Johnson received the 2,069th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Don said of the event, "it's an extraordinary moment for me." The presentation of the star happens just in time for the release of TIN CUP on August 16, in which Johnson co-stars with Kevin Costner and Rene Russo.
In Defense of NASH BRIDGES Blocking Off the Mission District (July 19, 1996)
Some cranky commentator wrote in the SF Examiner about how filmmakers were messing up his neighborhood. Mr. D.S. Black whined about, naturally, NASH BRIDGES, noting of the production "...he [referring to Don Johnson] brought in real police as back-up. They were shooting a scene involving a drug deal in an alley that was suitably picturesque, and they were prepared to intimidate anyone, under the color of law, who got in their airspace...I don't care how much they paid. Get those heavy-handed, jackbooted filmmakers out of my neighborhood now."
Mr. Black forgets about the $15 million plus (a conservative estimate) that NASH BRIDGES pumps into the local economy, in addition to employing a lot of local SF talent. NASH BRIDGES also bolsters San Francisco's tourism industry by providing a weekly exposure to the rest of the nation. Think about that while you're at home complaining about your blocked view of an alley.
NASH BRIDGES A Re-run This Week (July 17, 1996)
A reminder that NASH BRIDGES this week is a re-run of episode 2, "Home Invasion" for July 19.
We've been noticed... yet again! (July 16, 1996)
TV Guide Online's iGuide Net Reviews recommends us!
Here's what iGuide had to say about us:
Nash Bridges represents Don Johnson's successful return to cop TV, and this site gives the 411 on the former Miami Vice star's restoration to cool status. Find out about his hot ride (a 1970 'Cuda) and stylish gat, get the scoop on the trendy San Francisco locations and then check out the episode guide. The neato Nash remote lets you stay close to the page no matter where you surf.
To all our loyal visitors, thank you, thank you, thank you, for making our site a success! We couldn't have done it without your support, feedback, comments and tips. And thanks to Don Johnson for returning to TV in high style!
It's been a good summer for NASH BRIDGES (July 16, 1996)
The local SF ratings have been outstanding (actually tying with 3 other shows) at Number 4 in the Nielsen ratings for the week of July 1-7. In the Nationals, NASH BRIDGES ranked Number 44. CBS has a strong show in NASH BRIDGES for a Fall return.
We've been noticed... again! (July 15, 1996)
The Original Unofficial NASH BRIDGES Web Site has been awarded the Point Communications' Top 5% of the Internet award!
Point Communications, owned by Lycos, Inc. of Marlborough, Massachusetts, only reviews those Web sites that it deems among the Top 5% ("the best, smartest, and most entertaining sites around") of all World Wide Web sites based on content, presentation and experience.
To all who have visited our site, thank you, thank you for making our site a success! We couldn't have done it without your support, feedback, comments and tips. And thanks to Don Johnson for returning to TV in high style!
Don Woos Miami Audience (July 14, 1996)
NASH BRIDGES has been in re-runs throughout the summer, but Don is not resting. In promos to bolster CBS's lackluster ratings which impact on its affiliates, a cute promo which runs for Miami audiences has Don saying, "I now wear a badge in San Francisco but I left my heart in Miami," as reported by Roy L. Barron in the Gazette (Marin County Edition). With NASH BRIDGES doing well in summer re-runs, Don's latest media blitz is building towards a stronger Fall start.
NASH BRIDGES A Re-run This Week (July 11, 1996)
A reminder that NASH BRIDGES this week is a re-run of episode 4, "High Impact" for July 12.
NASH BRIDGES A Re-run This Week (July 5, 1996)
A reminder that NASH BRIDGES this week is a re-run of episode 5, "Javelin Catcher" for July 5.
Don Johnson Films Out and About (July 5, 1996)
If you've got the need to see a different Don Johnson after all these summer re-runs, check out A BOY AND HIS DOG from 1975. The film is playing July 5th at the UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave, Berkeley, CA. Call (510) 843-6267 for times. In A BOY AND HIS DOG, a very young Don Johnson and his telepathic dog Blood survive in a post-atomic 21st century desolate world. This film is a science fiction cult classic and a must see for devoted Don fans.
Another Don Johnson film available on video is THE HOT SPOT from 1990. Don Johnson and director Dennis Hopper clashed repeatedly on this film, and Don describes THE HOT SPOT as the film "that almost finished off my career." Touted as film noir, THE HOT SPOT is plenty steamy enough with sensuous Virginia Madsen and Jennifer Connolly as women who get drifter Don in trouble in small town Texas.