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The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000)

TV-PG | | TV Movie 5 March 2000
A street kid interrupts Nero Wolfe's dinner with his eyewitness account of a kidnapping. The next day, the boy is dead and his mother comes to the detective with her son's meager savings and dying wish to hire Wolfe to solve his murder.

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A street kid interrupts Nero Wolfe's dinner with his eyewitness account of a kidnapping. The next day, the boy is dead and his mother comes to the detective with her son's meager savings and dying wish to hire Wolfe to solve his murder.

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Three Perfect Murders. One Perfect Detective.

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Nero Wolfe si cerceii misteriosi  »

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Not bad.
5 April 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The promise of the series has been better than the fulfillment.

Some of the programs, particularly those hour-long ones, have

been ludicrous (A Neronian word?) and chaotic because of the

condensation required to fit the time limits. This particular one

belongs to the better installments.

As has been mentioned before, Maury Chaykin fits the description

of the part but is less than commanding even as Timothy Hutton is

fine. Perhaps Thayer David was the best Nero but he did only one

installment before his untimely death (Perhaps a result of the

previously mentioned physical requirements for the part.). William

Conrad, I thought, was twinkly and simply awful.

The others are fine in their recurring smaller parts and the series

has the proper period feel of the novels.


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