Two worlds collide when the titled Englishman, Lord Brett Sinclair, and the Bronx-raised, self-made American Danny Wilde, reluctantly join forces to right wrongs, and to protect the innocent.
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English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together by Judge Fullton to investigate crimes which the police can't solve. These two men are complete opposites, but become great friends through their adventures and constantly risk their own lives for one another. Written by Daniel Bolton <klsdb4@cynergy.com.au>

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A pair of Playboys with nothing in common but trouble! See more »


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The filmed sequences, presenting Danny Wilde and Brett Sinclair, in the opening credits, were not filmed expressly for said credits, but were taken from various early episodes (all of them in southern Europe), mainly The Persuaders!: Overture (1971) (the two men racing their sports cars, Tony Curtis and Sir Roger Moore distracted by a blonde in a bikini walking between them, Brett flirting with two beauties) and The Persuaders!: Powerswitch (1971) (the water-skiing shots, and Danny shown as a businessman at work at a desk). See more »

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[the CIA recruits Danny to work against Brett in trapping a master spy]
Pfeiffer: Mr. Wilde, let me ask you something. How well do you know Lord Sinclair?
Danny Wilde: I know him pretty good. Is he involved in this?
Pfeiffer: He's been recruited by the British.
Danny Wilde: To do the same thing you're asking me to do?
Pfeiffer: That's right.
Danny Wilde: You mean we'd be pitted up against each other?
Pfeiffer: That's right.
Danny Wilde: He's my best friend! I mean... I'll do it.
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The opening titles credit Tony Curtis and Roger Moore by their surnames only. See more »

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Classic T.V. series
10 April 2002 | by (Las Vegas U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Whoever came up with the idea of teaming Roger Moore and Tony Curtis to star in this series should be congratulated,add the exotic locations and wonderful story lines and you have a show that is truely brilliant. The Persuaders was a hit show in Europe and Australia but for some unknown reason never successful in the U.S.A,which limited its run.Roger Moore is perfectly cast as Lord Brett Sinclair ,as is Tony Curtis as the Brooklyn born Danny Wilde ,seeking adventure and fun in the hotspots of the Italian and French Rivieras.What a shame the Americans had such bad taste in the '70's and never gave this show a chance.When you consider some t.v. series that had a long run in the U.S.A. that were not up to the quality of the Persuaders it makes one wonder about the taste of television viewers.


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