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Everyone who's a good portuguese knows this series, in it's time it meant
great deal of fresh air and great series in portuguese
Lucifer was a great "bad guy" and Duarte and his famous red Citroen 2CV were absolutely great...
What can I say more about this one? It's the top notch humurous/detective/action/whatever portuguese series of all time.
I certainly hope Portuguese Public TV put on this one sometime during the summer time...if not this year, the year after...it's definitively a must see!
This show was really cool. The good guys and their funny red car (
personally think that it's the series trademark. every time I saw one
those I would comment it has being Duarte's car .. ), the mad guys,
jokes, the stories, everything.
A really good detective show.
And the cast is composed by some the greatest portuguese actors ever..
Pitty that now they don't make shows in Portugal like these. We have to 'import' all the good stuff.
If you talk/understand portuguese, you got to get a way to see this show. It's really good..
And if you like this one, you probably like Claxon ( 1990 ) also.
I have almost 22 years, in another words, i've born in 1984. Duarte &
Companhia was made in 1985, but my very first memory about myself
watching TV, is not watching sesame street or the muppet's show, but
watching great series like the knight rider, or the a-team, and...
Duarte & Companhia!!!
This series passed on TV for years... it's an awesome series, and i would love it if some producer decided to make a remake of this series, or even a movie!... Just watch it!! P.S. - This series is also known here in Portugal as the Portuguese Knightrider! (but with a very very low budget!!)
Duarte & C.ª follows the misadventures of a small detective agency in
Lisbon. Intrepid Duarte is the detective, Tó his sidekick and Joaninha
the secretary with a mean punch. Actually, the villains are no match
for the women in the series - including Duarte's wife and mother-in-law
- and invariably get the crap beaten out of them.
Main villains include Lúcio Ferreira (Lúcifer), who desperately wants to belong to a Mafia franchise in Portugal; demented Átila with the maniacal laugh, my personal favorite back in '85; also not to forget their inept and colorful henchmen - big ugly Rocha, politically incorrect Chinês (always whining that he is in fact Japanese), and many others.
The series in politically incorrect, as one would expect from the 80's (remember British 'Allo 'Allo?) but that is also part of it's charm, as is the overall "Ed Wood-ian" feel - bad acting, low budget, no FX, but clearly all had great fun filming it and we had great fun watching it.
But don't take my word for it. Rent it, buy it, watch it and see for yourselves. Is there a subtitled DVD to take Duarte & C.ª to a non-Portuguese audience? If not, RTP should consider the idea. Portuguese and English subtitles should be enough, other main languages would be added value.
Ahahah I totally agree with "jonybigude". I'm a 21 year old girl (born
in 1985 just like the series) and my memories are just the same!! I
remember A-teem and knight rider as well... and also MacGyver! Those
were the best series on Portuguese TV when I was a child!!! Duarte &
Companhia was extremely funny! It was clearly made with a very low
budget... but the characters are more than funny, the women are always
very powerful, the gangsters think there are as good as the Italian
Mafia, there is a crazy professor...and, of course, Duarte and Tó who
always get in the way of the gangsters Átila and Lucifer.
Well, the first thing that i remember from this tv series are the characters... funny stereotypes !!! The good guys ( two of them and the lovely secretary) and the bad guys ( ANÍBAL and is crazy cook). The good guys are detectives always triyng to solve strange cases. They have the help of a automated european Citrôen 2Cv car. Anibal ( the bad guy) is always trying to destroy Duarte e Cª. No need to say that all is attempts are frustrated. Funny plots... great fun
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