Remington Steele

Remington Steele – Steele Flying High

by Alan Rapp on September 19, 2019

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  • Title: Remington Steele – Steele Flying High
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Remington Steele - Steele Flying High TV review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. What starts out as a simple way to get rid of Steele (Pierce Brosnan) for a couple of hours and earn some nice publicity for the agency soon becomes more complicated when a murder is uncovered, Steele goes missing, and everyone involved has suspicious motives concerning land being donated to a wild life preserve for the bald eagle. Offering nods from everything from The Maltese Falcon to Chinatown, Steele begins enjoying himself a bit too much for Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) as he takes on more of a Sam Spade personality. His kidnapping, and the attempt to kill both Steele and Laura, are only minor speed bumps on the way to unmasking a killer.

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  • Title: Remington Steele – Steeling the Show
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Remington Steele - Steeling the Show TV review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. Steele (Pierce Brosnan) throws a wrench into the agency’s latest case when the daughter (Frances Lee McCain) of a famous B-movie actress (Bibi Osterwald) hires the firm to find her missing mother. Playing up the woman’s senility, the daughter hopes to end her mother’s ill-conceived return to the silver screen. Steele, more than a little taken with one of his favorite actresses, believes the woman’s story about someone wanting to kill her and keeps the team on the case even after the actress is thrown in the looney bin for the murder of a publicist (Richard Backus) digging into the woman’s past.

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  • Title: Remington Steele – In the Steele of the Night
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Remington Steele - In the Steele of the Night television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. After the host (Jeff Pomerantz) is murdered at a detective’s reunion, the guests, each with their own history and motive, agree to let Steele (Pierce Brosnan) solve the case. Suspects include a former detective (Philip Charles MacKenzie) ruined by the victim, the victim’s mistress (Carlene Watkins) whose affair the victim revealed to her husband, and the former employee (Arthur Rosenberg) who the victim took advantage of and never rewarded. In terms of motive, the only real weakness is the episode never suggests one for either Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) or Murphy (James Read).

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  • Title: Remington Steele – You’re Steele the One for Me
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Remington Steele - You're Steele the One for Me television review

Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. What appears to be a simple traffic accident leaving a grieving brother (Marc Hayashi) seeking answers becomes far more complicated as Steele (Pierce Brosnan) and Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) uncover a connection to the hit-and-run victim (Sab Shimono) and the Yakuza. It seems there’s a group of unsavory characters all after something very valuable in the victim’s possession at the time of his death. The episode is notable for Laura instructing Steele on how to be a detective (though he reputation makes more headway on the case than her deductions for much of the episode).

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Remington Steele – Etched in Steele

by Alan Rapp on February 5, 2019

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  • Title: Remington Steele – Etched in Steele
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Remington Steele - Etched in Steele television review

Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. While attending a book publisher’s party who is interested in Steele (Pierce Brosnan) writing a book of his most famous cases, the detectives are approached by the husband (Joel Colodner) of a famous author (Shannon Wilcox) who believes his wife plans to murder him. Shortly after talking with Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) and Steele, the man falls to his death in the exact manner that he described from the manuscript of the latest novel (but which doesn’t appear in the pages following his death). The mystery only deepens when the detectives learn that the dead man was the actual ghostwriter for the tawdry novels.

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