Remington Steele: Season 1, Episode 1

License to Steele (1 Oct. 1982)

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Female PI Laura Holt concocts a mastermind male detective so her failing agency can finally attract sexist clients. One assignment that results is the transport of the world's rarest gems, ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Remington Steele / Ben Pearson
Janet DeMay ...
Bernice Foxe (as Janet Demay)
Gordon Hunter
Ben Pearson (as Phil Casnoff)
Robert Darnell ...
Raymond Kessler
Leo Neff (as John Francis)


Female PI Laura Holt concocts a mastermind male detective so her failing agency can finally attract sexist clients. One assignment that results is the transport of the world's rarest gems, to hype the debut of a new car. Stalking Laura & the shipment is a mysterious charmer who claims he's a South African government agent. The auto's inventor demands that the fictional agency head, Remington Steele, personally supervise the jewels' arrival, putting Laura on the spot. Written by David Stevens

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1 October 1982 (USA)  »

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The Hunter Jet Star 6000 is actually the Vector W2, manufactured by Vector Aeromotive as a concept car in 1978. It went into limited production in the early 80's but the company ceased production on all its car models in the mid-90's, eerily paralleling its fictional counterpart's woes. See more »


Remington Steele: Impeccable man, your Mr. Steele. Do you know there's not a piece of lint, a speck of dandruff, a hank of hair on any of his suits? And he obviously wears a shirt once and then discards it since there's no laundry marks to be found. The same with the shoes. The soles seem never to have touched the ground. Not one single solitary scuff mark.
Laura Holt: He's fastidious, almost to a fault.
Remington Steele: Bald too?
Laura Holt: Of course not.
Remington Steele: Then he's blessed. I'm forever plucking stray hairs from my comb and brush. Positively ...
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Referenced in Remington Steele: Beg, Borrow or Steele (1986) See more »

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The plot is so sweet
1 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm sure there are flaws, but besides praising the plot, can I just say, Laura Holt was so smitten at the end.

And that makes me forget whatever imperfections there were, if any.

The way Laura wanted to know if "he" will call, and disappointed when told "he won't". The way, after she ushered the client into "Mr. Steele's office" and hearing him greet "Mr. Steele", she was so happy she didn't know what to do, and her smile when she saw "Mr. Steele" sitting at the desk.

It all seemed so perfect a start.

Wow, I'm smitten too.

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