Meet Harry Fox (Jack Warden), a San Francisco private investigator who, at first glance, seems a likely candidate for early retirement.
But don't tell Harry. At age 55, he hasn't slowed down one bit and is still plunging through life, streetwise, ingratiating and as irascible as ever. And even though he looks bedraggled in his rumpled clothes, Harry doesn't care. He puts his style into detective work.
When a client's in trouble and Harry's gumshoe expertise isn't enough to clear him, he calls on his son, Harrison (John Rubinstein), for legal advice, which usually requires some fast talking on Harry's part.
Harrison is Harry's direct opposite. At 32, he's well educated, nattily attired and stylishly groomed. In fact, he would rather run his law practice without referrals from dear old Dad. But on the other hand, when a client's in trouble and needs a piece of evidence, who do you think Harrison calls on first?
It may seem a mismatched partnership, but it works—even though their cases have as many ups and downs as the San Francisco streets.
Take the case of the murdered-but-not-really-dead wife. It all started with a visit from Harrison's client, out on the streets after 12 years in prison for killing his wife.
He claims she's still alive, a fact Harry proves by tracking her down. But that causes an even bigger problem: the enraged ex-con has set out to kill her for real. And it's going to take another Fox hunt to find him and stop him. Just another day in the life of Harry Fox and Son.
Filmed on location in the most picturesque locales of San Francisco, CRAZY LIKE A FOX also stars Penny Peyser as Harrison's wife Cindy and Robby Kiger as their son Josh.
The comedy/adventure series is produced by Frank Cardea & George Schenck and John Baskin & Roger Shulman.
Harrison gets wind of a plot to kill a racehorse. Harrison's client Fiedler is unable to pay Harrison the legal fees so he gives him 10 per cent share in a race horse named Hearts Of Fire.
Harry discovers that someone has been hired to kill Hearts Of Fire but Harrison does not believe that anyone would want to kill a horse until its jockey is found dead.
Recaps2x16: The Fox Who Saw Too Much recap
: Harrison and Cindy slip away to spend a quiet weekend at the Mark Hopkins Hotel. While there, Cindy meets up with her former school friend Diane who tells her that her husband Ted has been presumed dead for five years although his body was never found.
But Diane tells Cindy that she has spotted someone who looks like Ted in one of the hotel rooms. Harrison does not believe this but they decide to check it out by sneaking into the man's room. But they have to call for Harry's help when they find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Guest-starring Sorrell Brooke, Audrey Landers,
Cliff Potts and Nancy Walker... read more.2x1: Eye in the Sky recap
: It's just after 7 A.M., and private eye Harry Fox (Jack Warden) is in a traffic helicopter over San Francisco. The pilot, Chick, is an old pal. As the chopper flies low over a hilly area dotted with mansions, Harry sees... a murder! One man has shot another by a swimming pool. Naturally, the pilot doesn't see it. And naturally, when Harry, Chick and the police go to the house, nothing seems amiss. And Harry's attorney son, Harrison (John Rubinstein), will groan a lot, because his old man's always sniffing out crimes that nobody else saw. But Harry is hardly ever wrong — at least when it comes to foul play. As a guest traffic reporter, however... well, let's join Harry and Chick in the helicopter. Chick invites Harry to take over. Harry: "Right. Looks like a pilled load of mattresses down there — traffic's backed up for a mile." He doesn't say where this is happening. Chick: "Better be more specific, old buddy." Harry: "Oh... right... I'd say they're box springs.".. read more.