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Remington Steele 

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The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.
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5   4   3   2   1  
1987   1986   1985   1984   1983   1982  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Stephanie Zimbalist ...  Laura Holt 94 episodes, 1982-1987
Pierce Brosnan ...  Remington Steele / ... 94 episodes, 1982-1987
Doris Roberts ...  Mildred Krebs 72 episodes, 1983-1987
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Private eye Laura Holt grudgingly accepts a new partner when a mystery man assumes the identity of her fictitious boss, Remington Steele. Together, the two battle crime as their feelings for each other. Written by Melissa Jones <melissaj@comp.uark.edu>

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Trivia

Originally, the character of Remington Steele was supposed to be a figurehead, comic relief to be used in support of Stephanie Zimbalist. Brosnan became so popular, that his part became more significant. See more »

Quotes

Remington Steele: A killer caught by a lousy television show and a rotten commercial. There's some thing poetic about that.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits,the MTM kitten wears a Sherlock Holmes deerstalker cap with a meerschaum pipe in its mouth. While meowing, the pipe drops out of its mouth and falls in front of the word "Productions". See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Charlize Theron/Paul Simon (2000) See more »

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Theme for Laura
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By Henry Mancini (First season)
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the best and the brightest
10 February 2001 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Of all the man-woman detective adversaries that came up in the '80s - and yes, I'm including the "Moonlighting" team - Remington Steele was the best, the best written, the best acted, with the best chemistry. Unfortunately for Pierce Brosnan, there aren't a lot the debonair, light comedy Cary Grant roles being written today - this was Brosnan's milieu and his role as "Mr. Steele" deservedly made him a star. That Stephanie Zimbalist, because she committed the unforgiveable crime of turning 40, is no longer considered a star is pathetic. Where Moonlighting suffered from writer changes, problems on the set and a certain amount of disorganization and had to depend more and more on ad libs, techniques like talking to the camera and often started filming without a script, Remington Steele delivered a tight, well acted script week after week and, as the years went on, only got better and better. Glad to see it in re-runs and probably garnering more and more new fans but I miss the show. As Mr. Steele said to his secretary when he began his biography, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." She then interrupts him and says, "Excuse me, Mr. Steele, don't you think it's better to say 'it was the best and worst of times'"? Whatever it was, Remington Steele was a part of it.


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Release Date:

1 October 1982 (USA) See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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(94 episodes)
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