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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful:

This series will never be forgotten.

Author: Mudhoney from Lisbon, Portugal
23 August 2000

Everyone who's a good portuguese knows this series, in it's time it meant a great deal of fresh air and great series in portuguese television.

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's definitively a must see!

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

great and funny

Author: bmpc from Portugal
19 May 2001

This show was really cool. The good guys and their funny red car ( I personally think that it's the series trademark. every time I saw one of those I would comment it has being Duarte's car .. ), the mad guys, the 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.

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Author: jonybigude from Portugal
5 January 2006

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!!)

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Low budget detective comedy from the 80's

Author: Santosguito from Portugal
31 March 2009

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.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

The show of the decade

Author: Francisca Patrício from Portugal
31 May 2006

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.

Very good!

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funny stereotypes... The good guys are detectives always triyng to solve strange cases with the help of a automated european Citrõen 2Cv car !!!

Author: Victor Santos from Porto, Portugal
30 April 2003

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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