Maximum Security (TV series)

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Maximum Security
Genre Drama
Starring Robert Desiderio
Geoffrey Lewis
Jean Smart
Robert Alan Browne
Stephen Elliott
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7
Executive producer(s) Ron Howard
Tony Ganz
Producer(s) Jeffrey Ganz
Running time 45 minutes (pilot)
30 minutes (series)
Original network HBO
Original release July 3, 1984 (1984-07-03) (pilot)
March 5, 1985 (1985-03-05) (series)

Maximum Security is an American drama television series on HBO about life in a supermax prison. The 45 minute pilot premiered July 3, 1984,[1] and the six-part series began on March 5, 1985.[2] Its stars included Robert Desiderio, Geoffrey Lewis, and Jean Smart. Among its directors were Sharron Miller and Gilbert Moses. The series was filmed at the Lincoln Heights jail in Los Angeles, California, USA.[1]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 Pilot Bill Duke Joel Blasberg July 3, 1984 (1984-07-03)[1]
2 "Respect" Arthur Seidelman Dennis Cooper TBA
3 "Cottage 9" Sharron Miller Joel Blasberg TBA
4 "Sexual Politics" Michael Bortman Howard Chesley TBA
5 "I Never Ran for My Father" Part 1 Gilbert Moses Karen Hall TBA
6 "I Never Ran for My Father" Part 2 Gilbert Moses Karen Hall TBA
7 "Sleep Tight" Jeffrey Ganz Frank South TBA


  1. ^ a b c O'Connor, John J. (July 3, 1984). "Cable Networks Offer 2 New Series". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-28.
  2. ^ Rosenberg, Howard (February 27, 1985). "A Little of the Big House Over HBO". Los Angeles Times. p. 10.

External links

  • Maximum Security on IMDb

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