Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (1980– )

TV Series  -   -  Crime | Drama
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 224 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 2 critic

A con-man and a accountant-wanna-be private eye team up to fight crime.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 599 titles
created 30 Jun 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 375 titles
created 17 Jun 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 469 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (1980– )

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (1980– ) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tenspeed and Brown Shoe.

Season:

1

Year:

1980
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 E.L. 'Tenspeed' Turner / ... (14 episodes, 1980)
...
 Lionel Whitney (14 episodes, 1980)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 January 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The DVD was released in the USA on March 9th, 2010. That date is exactly thirty years after the airing of episode 6, "The Sixteen Byte Data Chip and the Brown-eyed Fox". It aired March 9th, 1980. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who remembers this? spookypurple7
Is This Available on DVD? nannyjo
Tenspeed and Brownshoe Finally on DVD!!! MJM64
Ten Speed and Brown Shoe - maybe they should do a remake. darrylc212
Which episode of Tenspeed and Brownshoe is your favorite? darrylc212
Possibly some good DVD news jazzspoons
Discuss Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page