En route to delivering an expensive yacht, Rick stops off in Seattle to visit A.J., who works there as an attorney. However, their reunion is disrupted and their investigative skills called...
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When Russell Greene loses his job, he decides to go on the road with his family. So he gathers his wife, Claire, his son, Josh, his daughter, Dinah, his mother, Hattie, and his nephew, ... See full summary »
En route to delivering an expensive yacht, Rick stops off in Seattle to visit A.J., who works there as an attorney. However, their reunion is disrupted and their investigative skills called into service when the yacht is hijacked--with mom on board. Written by
And the list of TV shows to come back gets shorter...
So what happened to Rick and A.J. when their detective agency's license was revoked by CBS after seven years? According to "Simon & Simon: Precious Cargo," Rick is still something of a loser - we first see him sleeping with the wife of a demented Scotsman and departing in a hurry with said cuckolded husband determined to catch him - while his younger brother A.J. has become a lawyer and married Janet, but this being TV Movie Reunion Land there's trouble in paradise (indeed, she files for divorce en route).
The plot has them coming together again on a boat, the "Precious Cargo," which Rick was hired to sail to Seattle by the owner, and he's brought their mother along; he, she and we know it's not really his boat, but there's also more to the goings-on than that. This is TV Movie Reunion Land, after all.
"Simon & Simon"'s creator Philip DeGuere had nothing to do with this one, which is probably why it's not as entertaining as the series had been known to be (it was made for USA Network, which helps explain why we get to see Gerald McRaney naked - very briefly, thankfully), and it lacks the show's casual appeal, but it makes for a decent time-passer if there's nothing else on. And it's still closer to the original than some recent and future revivals; certainly closer than what that mooted "Magnum, p.i." movie threatens to be like. (But couldn't they have brought back the theme music
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