Remington Steele (1982–1987)
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An electronics company hires the agency to discover who is stealing their research. After Mr. Steele blows all Ms. Holt's hard work on the case, he has the arrogant new owner install a fifty thousand dollar security system.

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Jim Meecham
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Roger Dillon
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Hannah Dillon
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Nadine (as Brenda King)
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Charlie Stavola ...
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Don Dolan ...
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Jack Ragotzy ...
Liebowitz
Gene Ryals ...
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An electronics company hires the agency to discover who is stealing their research. After Mr. Steele blows all Ms. Holt's hard work on the case, he has the arrogant new owner install a fifty thousand dollar security system.

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8 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Although the episode Remington Steele: License to Steele (1982) is first in order, and shows how Steele and Holt met, this was the first episode filmed. The Creator Robert Butler said on a DVD commentary that the network wanted to see a "sixth episode" to see if the concept worked as a series. There are some differences between this episode and others, including the Remington Steele offices, and Laura's home. See more »

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When Laura and Steele go back into the motel room, the camera is seen reflected in a window as they walk in front of it. See more »

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Remington Steele: [to the morgue attendant who just referred to the corpse Steele & Laura viewed as "stiff"] That "stiff" was my friend!
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References The Thin Man (1934) See more »

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Tempered Steele
9 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

This was the first episode that was actually filmed and it shows as it felt strangely out of sync from the first episode. I also felt that the plot took a while to get going; it should had been an episode that needed to be re-shot and re-edited.

Remington Steele is enjoying himself being the figurehead of the detective agency. This infuriates Laura and other staff who are suspicious of this shady character. Worse still Steele is running up expenses on the firm's credit card which leads Laura to cancel the card. This embarrasses Steele as he has taken a lady out for an expensive dinner and cannot now pay for it.

Steele makes amends of the company's precarious financial situation by accepting a $25,000 from a hi tech firm to install a new security system. He gets an old friend, a reformed burglar to supervise it but he ends up being murdered. Steele suspects a company executive but Laura is not so sure.

At least we get to see a different side to Steele, distraught at the death of his friend who worked for the homeless and destitute he ends up giving the money to the organisation that cared for them.


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