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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 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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Several cast members would land roles in the Sir Roger Moore-era of James Bond. George Baker, Madeline Smith, Valerie Leon, Shane Rimmer, Bob Sherman, Robert Rietty, and John Moreno. See more »

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[having infiltrated a group of thieves by being mistaken for Lomax, a master criminal, Danny tries to keep the act up long enough for Brett and the authorities to rescue him]
Anderson: Look, we know the target's nine million in gold.
Danny Wilde: Right.
Anderson: What we don't know is how we get it.
Danny Wilde: That's a good question, Anderson.
Anderson: Would you like to tell us about it?
Danny Wilde: Al Capone. Pretty Boy Floyd. Edward G. Robinson! Legs Diamond! You know what these guys all had in common? Intellect. Brains! Genius! Organization! They ran their...
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The opening titles credit Tony Curtis and Roger Moore by their surnames only. See more »

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The Persuaders
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One of the best detective series ever.
2 August 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Maybe it's out of nostalgia, maybe it's because I've grown up with the series, but whichever way I choose to look at it, I come to the conclusion that The Persuaders was and still is one of the best detective/adventure/action/what-have-you-series ever created. Because even now, as I recently bought the complete series on DVD, and has been able to watch all episodes again, including many which I missed when they were aired on TV, I can't help but being endlessly charmed and entertained by it. Even though a lot of shows that gain cult-status tend to be more out of sheer novelty value, in the case of The Persuaders, I feel it is more than well deserved. Everything, from the utterly brilliant theme music by John Barry, the kitschy but superbly entertaining fight-scenes to the great chemistry between Moore and Curtis and the general high quality of the story lines, is just top-notch. Sure, it's silly and kitschy and very 70's, but then on the other hand, that's what's so great about it.

This is pure, shameless entertainment when it's at its best.


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