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Little older, little greyer, but not bad, their mom is kidnapped and the
guys get back together to go get her. I remember that CBS threw this away
throwing it against 'Seinfeld' and of course it got killed...fine way to
treat a show that was a bulwark of the network for 8 years.
Anyways, it would be nice to see them make more of these-the guys still have the chemistry and the show is still pretty good. Reunions can be rusty or dull or whatever, this one fortunately wasn't.
**1/2 outta ****. Do it again.
So what happened to Rick and A.J. when their detective agency's license
revoked by CBS after seven years? According to "Simon & Simon: Precious
Cargo," Rick is still something of a loser - we first see him sleeping
the wife of a demented Scotsman and departing in a hurry with said
husband determined to catch him - while his younger brother A.J. has
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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