A con-man and a accountant-wanna-be private eye team up to fight crime.
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1980  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 E.L. 'Tenspeed' Turner 14 episodes, 1980
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 Lionel Whitney 14 episodes, 1980
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Ben Vereen is E.L. "Tenspeed" Turner, an inveterate con-man and master of disguise. Jeff Goldblum is Lionel Whitney, a "brown shoe" (accountant). Through an unlikely series of circumstances, they form a detective agency. Tenspeed is the realist, while Lionel fantasizes of having adventures like the fictional private eye he idolizes, Mark Savage. Written by <scrow@chop.isca.uiowa.edu>

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27 January 1980 (USA)  »

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Centella y el burgués  »

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(12 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Mill Creek Entertainment, who released the DVD, planned to make it a 'Complete Series' collection. CBS however, who owned the rights to the two part pilot episode, refused to come to a financial and contractual agreement with MCI and denied its use. Therefore the DVD box set released in 2010 contains every episode but the pilot. See more »

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Referenced in The Nanny: Pishke Business (1994) See more »

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Fantastic!
8 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was but a young lad when this show premiered, but I must say I have never forgotten it. It was my first "favorite show" that I was not influenced by an outsider to like. Didn't I say I was young? I do wish someone would show reruns of this show or at least release it to DVD. It would bring back fond memories of an innocent time. If you've never seen this, your missing out. This was Jeff Goldblum and Ben Vereen at their best! It was funny, it had mystery, and it had originality! However, it didn't last long. Perhaps the people of that time didn't know how to appreciate a show about nothing that had everything, yet. I vote for reruns!


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