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Pilot: Part 1 

Fast talking conman EL Early Leroy "Tenspeed" Turner hooks up with straight arrow suburban professional Lionel Whitney (who just happens to have a black-belt in Karate and was an Olympic ... See full summary »

Director:

E.W. Swackhamer

Writers:

Stephen J. Cannell (created by), Stephen J. Cannell
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Vereen ... E.L. 'Tenspeed' Turner
Jeff Goldblum ... Lionel Whitney
Robert Webber ... Herman LaCross
Jayne Meadows ... Ruth LaCross
Richard Romanus ... Crazy Tommy Tedesco
John Harkins ... Colonel Kurt Beuler
Simone Griffeth ... Bunny LaCross
Larry Manetti ... Chip Vincent
A.C. Weary A.C. Weary ... Fred Platt
Luke Andreas Luke Andreas ... Little Mo
Robyn Douglass ... Martha Gribb
Peter Brocco ... Dr. Erhart Brandt
Edwin Owens Edwin Owens
Nicholas Worth ... Dick Hemmet
John A. Zee John A. Zee ... (as John Zee)
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Storyline

Fast talking conman EL Early Leroy "Tenspeed" Turner hooks up with straight arrow suburban professional Lionel Whitney (who just happens to have a black-belt in Karate and was an Olympic Games pistol shooting competitor) to form a mismatched buddy private detective team. Written by Evan Yates <yates@hn.pl.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pilot See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Unique & Refreshing
18 January 2003 | by vleonicaSee all my reviews

This was a terrific series of a con man & a businessman who get together as PI's. A wonderful plotline which continued into a great though short lived series, unfortunately. As far as I know this has not aired since the invention of VCR's, or at least I should say since most owned one & blank tapes were widely available. Isn't it a shame that so many real good series as this one were short lived. To name a few (The Outlaws, Airwolf, even Star Trek TOS & look what it started). What's wrong with those guys in Hollywood anyway....


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