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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Cast

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, 1971-1972
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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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A pair of Playboys with nothing in common but trouble! See more »


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UK

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English

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18 September 1971 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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4:3
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In West Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, where this show was wildly popular, this series was dubbed in an irreverent way, ad-libbing a lot, thus departing from the original scripts, and using very funny, often absurd colloquialisms and phrases. (For example, the speakers even improvised jokes about their own dubbing work in the process). Because of that, in West Germany, it had more of a comedy element to it, more so than its original version, making the characters even more quirky and lovable. The West German dubbing owes a big part of this show's success and popularity in West Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. (The same thing happened there with the dubbing for Starsky and Hutch (1975)). Other countries, such as France, followed the West German model. Tony Curtis even asked Rainer Brandt, the West German speaker, to write the dialogue for the next season, but the series got cancelled before this could happen. See more »

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[the CIA recruits Danny to work against Brett in trapping a master spy]
Pfeiffer: Mr. Wilde, let me ask you something. How well do you know Lord Sinclair?
Danny Wilde: I know him pretty good. Is he involved in this?
Pfeiffer: He's been recruited by the British.
Danny Wilde: To do the same thing you're asking me to do?
Pfeiffer: That's right.
Danny Wilde: You mean we'd be pitted up against each other?
Pfeiffer: That's right.
Danny Wilde: He's my best friend! I mean... I'll do it.
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The opening titles credit Tony Curtis and Roger Moore by their surnames only. See more »

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The Persuaders
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The Ultimate Seventies Schlock!
15 October 2000 | by Callum GeeSee all my reviews

Lord Brett Sinclair(Roger Moore) and Daniel Wilde(Tony Curtis) fighting crime all over the U.K. and Europe in the name of justice, with two flashy cars and a pair of eyes for the ladies. In a way, it was a good notion that the Producers decided to pull the plug on this series after just 24 episodes, because it adds to the uniqueness and rarity of it all. In another sense they had no choice but to quit whilst they were ahead, well in the U.K. and Europe anyway, because it was the American market that finally decided it's fate-shame really, but how do you come up against an already established cult like 'Mission Impossible' at it's peak.

'The Persuaders!' is prime-time escapism thanks to the combination of two glittering actors both at the top of their respective fields at the time. But what a strange combination, but the whole thing worked. Every series has it's own stand-out and exceptional episodes and this series was no different. The highly recommended ones come in the form of: 'Overture'(the pilot), 'Angie...Angie', 'The Gold Napoleon', 'Someone Like Me', 'Greensleeves', 'Someone Waiting', 'The Morning After' and 'The Long Goodbye'. We also have other due notable episodes like 'Take Seven' in which we see Tony Curtis deliver one of the best comedic performances of the whole series, set in a barber's shop. Finally who could forget the bronx warrior doing his fancy fight scene stunts in 'The Old, The New and The Deadly'. So, there we have some gems amongst gems in a gem of a series, with a great mixture of action and comedy. Enjoy...


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