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The Persuaders! 

Two worlds collide when the titled Englishman, Lord Brett Sinclair, and the Bronx-raised, self-made American Danny Wilde, reluctantly join forces to right wrongs, and to protect the innocent.
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Complete series cast summary:
Tony Curtis ...  Danny Wilde / ... 24 episodes, 1971-1972
Roger Moore ...  Lord Brett Sinclair / ... 24 episodes, 1971-1972
Laurence Naismith ...  Judge Fulton 11 episodes, 1971
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English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together by Judge Fullton to investigate crimes which the police can't solve. These two men are complete opposites, but become great friends through their adventures and constantly risk their own lives for one another. Written by Daniel Bolton <klsdb4@cynergy.com.au>

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18 September 1971 (USA) See more »

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Throughout the series, Danny Wilde (Tony Curtis) is almost always seen wearing gloves. According to DVD commentary, this was a gimmick developed by Curtis, to make his character unusual, and therefore create some buzz for the series. See more »

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[Danny kneels in front of a hotel room door, trying to pick its lock]
Danny Wilde: Spencer Tracy once took a pipe cleaner - an ordinary pipe cleaner - and by inserting it into the lock, and moving it around in intricate positions - you know, I could be a gentleman cracksman with this -
[Brett, who went out a window, onto a ledge and into the room through its window, opens the door from the inside]
Lord Brett Sinclair: There's no need to kneel, I'm a very democratic sort of lord.
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles credit Tony Curtis and Roger Moore by their surnames only. See more »

Alternate Versions

The episodes The Persuaders!: Greensleeves and The Persuaders!: A Home of One's Own were edited together to create the film release London Conspiracy. See more »

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The Persuaders
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Composed by John Barry
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One of the best detective series ever.
2 August 2006 | by geisterfaustSee all my reviews

Maybe it's out of nostalgia, maybe it's because I've grown up with the series, but whichever way I choose to look at it, I come to the conclusion that The Persuaders was and still is one of the best detective/adventure/action/what-have-you-series ever created. Because even now, as I recently bought the complete series on DVD, and has been able to watch all episodes again, including many which I missed when they were aired on TV, I can't help but being endlessly charmed and entertained by it. Even though a lot of shows that gain cult-status tend to be more out of sheer novelty value, in the case of The Persuaders, I feel it is more than well deserved. Everything, from the utterly brilliant theme music by John Barry, the kitschy but superbly entertaining fight-scenes to the great chemistry between Moore and Curtis and the general high quality of the story lines, is just top-notch. Sure, it's silly and kitschy and very 70's, but then on the other hand, that's what's so great about it.

This is pure, shameless entertainment when it's at its best.


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