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Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.
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Complete series cast summary:
Jameson Parker ...  A.J. Simon / ... 156 episodes, 1981-1989
Gerald McRaney ...  Rick Simon 156 episodes, 1981-1989
Mary Carver ...  Cecilia Simon 153 episodes, 1981-1989
Tim Reid ...  Lt. Marcel 'Downtown' Brown 79 episodes, 1983-1987
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Storyline

A.J. Simon is a polished fellow with a taste for classic cars and tailored suits. Rick Simon is his less refined (but still pleasant) older brother who has a taste for cowboy boots and four-wheel drive pickups. The two of them live in San Diego, where they own a private detective agency. The series chronicles their exploits. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1981 (USA) See more »

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Pirate's Key See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

On the show, Rick is a few years older than A.J. In real-life, Gerald McRaney is four months older than Jameson Parker. See more »

Goofs

Although the series is set in San Diego, California, it's abundantly clear during many of the outdoor scenes that it was filmed in the Los Angeles metro. In several episodes the San Gabriel Mountains, which are outside of Los Angeles, can be clearly seen in the distance. See more »

Quotes

Rick Simon: [to nurse at Mental Hospital where he and AJ are being held by the villian] Take me to my brother or I'll do something Alfred Hitchcock never dreamed of.
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Connections

Featured in The Greatest Event in Television History (2012) See more »

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What a fantastic show!
1 November 2001 | by darqueguySee all my reviews

You know, I was too young in the 1980's to really appreciate the show...in fact, I don't recall having seen an episode during it's original run. I've just started watching the reruns at 4 AM (PST) on A&E and I'm amazed at just how fun a show it was. A lot the shows like this from the same era seem a bit dated today (Miami Vice, anybody?), but this remains fresh without showing it's age. Parker and McRaney are perfect as the brothers and hit the right combination of comedy and drama, just like a good show should. This is a new favorite for me.


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