Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Rick's truck, a "Macho Power Wagon", was part of a series of specialty 4x4 trucks manufactured by Dodge from 1977 through 1981, part of the "Adult Toys" campaign to appeal to younger buyers. The main truck used in the show was a 1979 model long bed, in sierra red, with special Macho paint job and decals. Midway through the first season, the production added a 1980 Dodge long bed 4x4 cloned to look like the '79 Macho. The '79 Macho roll bar has padding and perfectly straight diagonal supports. The '80 Macho clone has an after-market roll bar that isn't padded. Also, the diagonal supports bend horizontally before adjoining the main bar. Shots often alternate between the two trucks in the same scenes. See more »

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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 »

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[Rick & A.J. are trying to talk Town into letting them look at a car in the police impound]
Rick Simon: Town, now this assignment you got, it's probably gonna be very tiring, right? And you could use a rest... well we're gonna be doing a big celebration when this is all over, y'know, we're gonna do a kind of a blow-out weekend over in Vegas... why don't you kinda tag along with us, y'know, we'll comp you to the Robert Goulet show... it'll be great.
Lt. M.P. 'Downtown' Brown: Robert Goulet? If you're gonna bribe me, at least make it ...
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) See more »

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one of the best shows ever
1 June 1999 | by df56See all my reviews

This show was just great! It had action, drama and best of all it showed how two brothers could be totally different but the best of friends. I enjoyed this show so much.


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USA

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English

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24 November 1981 (USA) See more »

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Pirate's Key See more »

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1.33 : 1
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