The Persuaders! (1971–1972)

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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 ... See full summary »

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 Danny Wilde / ... (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
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 Lord Brett Sinclair / ... (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
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 Judge Fulton (11 episodes, 1971-1972)
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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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Throughout the series, Tony Curtis' character Danny Wilde is almost always seen wearing gloves. According to DVD commentary, this was a gimmick developed by Curtis to make his character unusual, and therefore create some buzz for the series. See more »

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[Danny kneels in front of a hotel room door, trying to pick its lock]
Danny Wilde: Spencer Tracy once took a pipe cleaner - an ordinary pipe cleaner - and by inserting it into the lock, and moving it around in intricate positions - you know, I could be a gentleman cracksman with this -
[Brett, who went out a window, onto a ledge and into the room through its window, opens the door from the inside]
Lord Brett Sinclair: There's no need to kneel, I'm a very democratic sort of lord.
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The Ultimate Seventies Schlock!
15 October 2000 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

Lord Brett Sinclair(Roger Moore) and Daniel Wilde(Tony Curtis) fighting crime all over the U.K. and Europe in the name of justice, with two flashy cars and a pair of eyes for the ladies. In a way, it was a good notion that the Producers decided to pull the plug on this series after just 24 episodes, because it adds to the uniqueness and rarity of it all. In another sense they had no choice but to quit whilst they were ahead, well in the U.K. and Europe anyway, because it was the American market that finally decided it's fate-shame really, but how do you come up against an already established cult like 'Mission Impossible' at it's peak.

'The Persuaders!' is prime-time escapism thanks to the combination of two glittering actors both at the top of their respective fields at the time. But what a strange combination, but the whole thing worked. Every series has it's own stand-out and exceptional episodes and this series was no different. The highly recommended ones come in the form of: 'Overture'(the pilot), 'Angie...Angie', 'The Gold Napoleon', 'Someone Like Me', 'Greensleeves', 'Someone Waiting', 'The Morning After' and 'The Long Goodbye'. We also have other due notable episodes like 'Take Seven' in which we see Tony Curtis deliver one of the best comedic performances of the whole series, set in a barber's shop. Finally who could forget the bronx warrior doing his fancy fight scene stunts in 'The Old, The New and The Deadly'. So, there we have some gems amongst gems in a gem of a series, with a great mixture of action and comedy. Enjoy...


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