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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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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 »

Quotes

[Danny is kissing an attractive female reporter's hand]
Danny Wilde: I waited at your apartment, but you never showed up!
Carrie: I made rather a mess of that, didn't I?
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The opening titles credit Tony Curtis and Roger Moore by their surnames only. See more »

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The episodes The Persuaders!: The Gold Napoleon and The Persuaders!: Powerswitch were edited together to create the film release Mission: Monte Carlo. See more »

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The Persuaders
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Classic T.V. series
10 April 2002 | by lonniebealeusaSee all my reviews

Whoever came up with the idea of teaming Roger Moore and Tony Curtis to star in this series should be congratulated,add the exotic locations and wonderful story lines and you have a show that is truely brilliant. The Persuaders was a hit show in Europe and Australia but for some unknown reason never successful in the U.S.A,which limited its run.Roger Moore is perfectly cast as Lord Brett Sinclair ,as is Tony Curtis as the Brooklyn born Danny Wilde ,seeking adventure and fun in the hotspots of the Italian and French Rivieras.What a shame the Americans had such bad taste in the '70's and never gave this show a chance.When you consider some t.v. series that had a long run in the U.S.A. that were not up to the quality of the Persuaders it makes one wonder about the taste of television viewers.


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