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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Ben Vereen would reprise his role of E.L. 'Tenspeed' Turner over 8 years later on another Stephen J. Cannell production, 'J.J. Starbuck'. He was brought on in a recurring capacity to help fill in for the ailing star of the show but the program was cancelled shortly thereafter. See more »

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It would be great to own this series...
16 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You'd think that a series with two accomplished actors would be available on DVD based upon the current offerings of 70's and 80's material. Conceptually, I think this could work as a current movie vehicle. I think the comedic chemistry between Goldblum and Vereen was great. I never knew of the Simon and Simon or the Moonlighting link. Upon hearing that knowledge, I can reflect that I liked those shows as well. Once again, writing in the category of "things which will never happen", those are two other shows which I'd like to see published on DVD. I suppose Moonlighting perhaps has enough of an appeal and following where it may be available.


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