An entertaining and comical detective series featuring over-the-top stories, spectacular chase scenes, and hilarious villains.
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Series cast summary:
Rui Mendes Rui Mendes ...  Duarte 37 episodes, 1985-1989
António Assunção António Assunção ...  Tó 37 episodes, 1985-1989
Paula Mora Paula Mora ...  Joaninha 37 episodes, 1985-1989
António Rocha António Rocha ...  Rocha 33 episodes, 1985-1988
Luís Vicente Luís Vicente ...  Átila 33 episodes, 1985-1989
Guilherme Filipe Guilherme Filipe ...  Lucifer 31 episodes, 1985-1988
Alberto Quaresma Alberto Quaresma ...  Albertini 29 episodes, 1985-1989
Constantino Guimarães Constantino Guimarães ...  Tino 28 episodes, 1986-1988
Frederico Chiong Frederico Chiong ...  Chinês 28 episodes, 1985-1989
Ema Paul Ema Paul ...  Emma 26 episodes, 1985-1988
Fernanda Coimbra Fernanda Coimbra ...  Mother in Law 25 episodes, 1986-1988
Canto e Castro Canto e Castro ...  Professor Ventura 24 episodes, 1985-1988
Miguel Ângelo Miguel Ângelo ...  Miguel 18 episodes, 1985-1989
Luís Alberto Luís Alberto ...  Luís / ... 17 episodes, 1985-1989
Eduardo Coelho Eduardo Coelho 15 episodes, 1985-1988
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An entertaining and comical detective series featuring over-the-top stories, spectacular chase scenes, and hilarious villains.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Portugal

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Portuguese

Release Date:

1985 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Duarte & Companhia See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal

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€2,500 (estimated)
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Color
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Filmed with a low budget of around $2,500 per episode. See more »

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Featured in As Divinas Comédias: Episódio 1 (2009) See more »

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Low budget detective comedy from the 80's
31 March 2009 | by SantosguitoSee all my reviews

Duarte & C.ª follows the misadventures of a small detective agency in Lisbon. Intrepid Duarte is the detective, Tó his sidekick and Joaninha the secretary with a mean punch. Actually, the villains are no match for the women in the series - including Duarte's wife and mother-in-law - and invariably get the crap beaten out of them.

Main villains include Lúcio Ferreira (Lúcifer), who desperately wants to belong to a Mafia franchise in Portugal; demented Átila with the maniacal laugh, my personal favorite back in '85; also not to forget their inept and colorful henchmen - big ugly Rocha, politically incorrect Chinês (always whining that he is in fact Japanese), and many others.

The series in politically incorrect, as one would expect from the 80's (remember British 'Allo 'Allo?) but that is also part of it's charm, as is the overall "Ed Wood-ian" feel - bad acting, low budget, no FX, but clearly all had great fun filming it and we had great fun watching it.

But don't take my word for it. Rent it, buy it, watch it and see for yourselves. Is there a subtitled DVD to take Duarte & C.ª to a non-Portuguese audience? If not, RTP should consider the idea. Portuguese and English subtitles should be enough, other main languages would be added value.


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