Remington Steele

  • Title: Remington Steele – To Stop a Steele
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Remington Steele - To Stop a Steele television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. “To Stop a Steele” offers an amusing comedy of errors as Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan) and Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) are hired separately to investigate the same jewel store robbery. Laura’s client is the jewel store owner (Donald Bishop) who doesn’t want his insurance company to learn about the uninsured $2 million gem which was in their safe. Steele’s client is Morrie Singer (Cliff Norton), a thief brought out of retirement for one big score only to find the jewel vault empty when his crew successfully breaks in. With both clients afraid of publicity, both agree to keep the other in the dark while being completely unaware they ware working the same case for most of the episode. At one point, to keep those after Morrie at bay, Steele takes credit for the robbery using an alias famous to anyone who knows Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief.

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  • Title: Remington Steele – Hearts of Steele
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Remington Steele - Hearts of Steele television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. After attempts on his life, the city’s most successful divorce attorney (Mark Hutter) hires Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan) to find the would-be killer. Going undercover as a divorcing couple allows Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) to get close to a group of recently-divorced women who all lost in court to her client, and hold grudges. Despite multiple attempts on the lawyer’s life, none of the women fit all scenarios. Eventually, Steele’s vast knowledge of film hypothesizes Murder on the Orient Express as a reasonable solution to the entire affair. However, as Laura susses out halfway through Steele accusing the gathered suspects, the clue to the mystery doesn’t lie in a Hercule Poirot mystery but that of an even more famous detective.

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  • Title: Remington Steele – A Good Night’s Steele
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Remington Steele - A Good Night's Steele TV review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. The latest case sends Steele (Pierce Brosnan) to a medical clinic as an insomnia patient to look into its disappearing morphine supply and a missing physician (who we see murdered in the opening scene). With Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) installed undercover as the clinic’s new doctor, the pair find the missing doctor’s cadaver along with evidence that seems to point to a narcoleptic (Paul Reiser) who fears he may have done something to the doctor in his sleep.

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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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