Remington Steele – Steele Belted

by Alan Rapp on August 21, 2018

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Remington Steele – Steele Belted television review

Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. While Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) ignores the break-in at Steele‘s (Pierce Brosnan) apartment as someone from his nefarious past coming to call, she has a harder time ignoring the attack on her partner (especially after the names of those involved correspond to a current case). The firm’s current client is a recently-paroled ex-con (Andrew Bloch) who Laura believes someone in framing for the theft of valuable gold coins. Although Steele’s initial involvement on the case doesn’t help the client, who gets charged for murder, he does sniff out a suspicious character in the man’s lawyer (Barry Van Dyke) who has turned the head of Ms. Holt.

There’s some humor here where both of Steele’s dates are interrupted, first by the ransacked apartment and later by his date’s (Lora Staley) discovery of a date man in Steele’s bed. The sight of a disheveled Steele stomping into the offices is also quite memorable. In order to prove that the lawyer is the thief and murderer (covering up what he did with his client’s money while he was in prison), Steele is forced to enlist the help of Murphy (James Read) who like Steele is non too keen on about the amount of time the lawyer is spending with Laura. The pair set up a simple but effective trap to get to the truth which also reveals that Laura Holt may be attracted to the wrong kind of man. Thankfully, Steele also fits that profile (although it will be quite some time before the pair act on their feelings).

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