Remington Steele

  • Title: Remington Steele – Steele’s Gold
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Remington Steele - Steele's Gold television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to a con man pretending to be the world’s greatest detective in Remington Steele. Gold fever is in the air in a crazy episode that begins with Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan), Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist), and Murphy (James Read) witnessing a murder at a costume party while attempting to protect an exhibit of old California artifacts. The only thing missing from the exhibit turns out to be the journal of prospector which supposedly points to gold in them there hills. There are several colorful characters interested in the gold, and most aren’t what they initially appear to be. The guest cast includes James T. Callahan, Lois De Banzie, Spenser: For Hire‘s Barbara Stock, William Russ, Ben Rayson, and Ellis Ren. After a dizzying amount of reveals, Steele and Laura snuggling for warmth in a sleeping bag, and even Murphy catching the gold fever, the murder will be solved and gold will indeed be found.

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Remington Steele – Vintage Steele

by Alan Rapp on January 19, 2021

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  • Title: Remington Steele – Vintage Steele
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Remington Steele - Vintage Steele television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to a con man pretending to be the world’s greatest detective in Remington Steele. “Vintage Steele” throws Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan) and Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) together on an absurd case involving a dead body which keeps appearing and disappearing. The body is first discovered by Laura’s ex-boyfriend (David Huffman), a banker overseeing a deal with a local winery, who discovers the body floating in a vat of chardonnay. He successfully hides the body, which he fears will blow the deal, only to lose in on the road and later discover it again in the winery. With most of the story centered around either finding the body, which Steele takes to calling Harry, or preventing others from stumbling upon it, the mystery of how the man died (or who he is) remains on the back-burner.

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Remington Steele – Steele in the News

by Alan Rapp on November 10, 2020

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  • Title: Remington Steele – Steele in the News
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Remington Steele - Steele in the News television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to a con man pretending to be the world’s greatest detective in Remington Steele. Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan) and Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) investigate some attempts at sabotage of a local news station that turn deadly when not one but two members of the news team turn up dead. Taking place nearly entirely at the news station, the news team is fun mix of the leggy anchor (Tracy Scoggins), hardened newsman (J.D. Cannon), fearless sports anchor (Maggie Roswell), cowardly reporter (John Reilly), crazy weatherman (Macon McCalman), and Jenny O’Hara the show’s fact checker who smells something fishy about Remington Steele’s official biography.

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  • Title: Remington Steele – Steele Crazy After All These Years
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Remington Steele - Steele Crazy After All These Years television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. Several well-known faces pop-up in “Steele Crazy After All These Years” when a murder occurs at Murphy’s (James Read) college reunion. Steele (Pierce Brosnan) and Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) make a friendly wager on which of them can solve the crime first, not ready for the fact that the prime suspect turns out to be the ghost of a student killed 10 years before in the same building. Even if the episode races through some of the explanation of just how the various ghostly effects were pulled off (and completely ignores others), the episode has fun with the concept with something akin to a Scooby-Doo! episode.

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  • Title: Remington Steele – Steele Among the Living
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Remington Steele - Steele Among the Living television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. It’s not every episode where someone gets murdered twice. Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan) and Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist investigate the disappearance of an artist (Judith Roberts). All evidence, and motive, points to her boy toy husband (Reid Smith) who his mistress believes to be innocent despite his sudden disappearance as well. Then there’s the private detective, Leo Blitzman (Phil Rubenstein), who the husband hired to prove his innocence and find his wife’s missing paintings. Complicating things even further is the discovery that victim faked her own death in order to cash-in on the value of her remaining paintings except she eventually turns up dead, again with all evidence pointing to her husband.

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