Remington Steele – You’re Steele the One for Me

by Alan Rapp on May 14, 2019

in Television Reviews 

  • 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).

Although Steele references the 1974 film The Yakuza on several occasions over the course of the episode, it’s a different movie (a personal favorite starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten) that far more closely mirrors the mystery the detectives have gotten themselves into. To close the case Steele and Laura will have to rescue their client from a Yakuza boss (Keye Luke), a plan that includes Laura dressing up as a geisha, and uncover the truth about the traffic “accident” and its victim.

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