Fast talking conman EL Early Leroy "Tenspeed" Turner hooks up with straight arrow suburban professional Lionel Whitney (who just happens to have a black-belt in Karate and was an Olympic Games pistol...
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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
When Bill Clinton was president he met Jeff Goldblum at a dinner function. During their conversation Clinton revealed that this was his favorite series when it was on and he was disappointed it was so short lived. See more »
I am a picky guy when it comes to TV shows, but just a few episodes were enough to establish this show, a show before its time, as one of my all-time favorites. I was absolutely befuddled when I discovered it was cancelled! It was a groundbreaking show with style, verve and heart. What else would you expect with the class of Vereen and Goldblum? They seemed destined to be famous sidekicks, forever at odds in their view of everything! The network didn't realize the value of what it had, ergo the inevitable mismanagement.
The odds are not good for this show ever being issued on DVD, in my opinion, despite its accomplished cast, because the TV promotion machine did not establish sufficient fan base. And there weren't enough episodes to pick "the best of." But if a DVD became available, I would sure buy it.
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