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A Nero Wolfe Mystery 

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Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man: Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes, in 1950's New York.
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Series cast summary:
Timothy Hutton ...  Archie Goodwin 27 episodes, 2001-2002
Maury Chaykin ...  Nero Wolfe 27 episodes, 2001-2002
Colin Fox Colin Fox ...  Fritz Brenner 26 episodes, 2001-2002
Bill Smitrovich ...  Inspector Cramer 25 episodes, 2001-2002
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ...  Sergeant Purley Stebbins 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ...  Saul Panzer 21 episodes, 2001-2002
James Tolkan ...  Avery Ballou / ... 21 episodes, 2001-2002
Robert Bockstael ...  Agent Stahl / ... 20 episodes, 2001-2002
Kari Matchett ...  Lily Rowan / ... 17 episodes, 2001-2002
David Schurmann ...  Director #2 / ... 16 episodes, 2001-2002
Nicky Guadagni ...  Elaine Usher / ... 15 episodes, 2001-2002
Steve Cumyn ...  Cecil Grantham / ... 15 episodes, 2001-2002
Trent McMullen Trent McMullen ...  Orrie Cather 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Richard Waugh ...  Director #1 / ... 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Boyd Banks ...  Austin 'Dinky' Byne / ... 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Fulvio Cecere ...  Fred Durkin 12 episodes, 2001-2002
Christine Brubaker Christine Brubaker ...  Hattie Harding / ... 12 episodes, 2001-2002
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Set in 1950's New York, Nero Wolf (Maury Chaykin), an eccentric orchid loving brilliant detective with a taste for fine cuisine who, with his assistant named Archie Goodwin (Timothy Hutton), lives in luxury in a brownstone mansion. He solves difficult crimes while rarely leaving his brownstone, and relies on the footwork of Archie. His rates are expensive, but his well-heeled clients are capable of paying for it. The episodes are done in repertory with an ensemble of actors each playing different roles in any particular episode. Written by Unknownian

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He's the punishment that fits the crime. See more »

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Action | Drama | Mystery

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In the tradition of a repertory theater company, each episode featured predominantly the same ensemble of guest actors, cast as different characters in each episode/story. See more »

Quotes

[Wolfe pretends to have lost his mind]
Nero Wolfe: Aren't you a physician? Don't you know a nervous breakdown when you see one?
Dr. Vollmer: Yes. Yes, I do.
Nero Wolfe: Well, then, what's the matter with it?
Dr. Vollmer: It doesn't seem, um, typical.
Nero Wolfe: That's a faulty observation! That's a defect in your training! Specifically, it's a persecution complex, you idiot!
Dr. Vollmer: And who's been doing the persecuting?
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Connections

Follows The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000) See more »

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17 December 2005 | by linda-164See all my reviews

This show should always be on the air. It is never disappointing. I can always count on a fascinating story, a thought-provoking plot (!) and the very best casting. Really, there is nothing wrong with this series. It is one of two TV shows that I actually look forward to and never miss. All the casting is perfect and the sets are too. Cannot say enough good things and I hope I can always find it on some channel. The combination of Tim Hutton and Maury Chaykin is priceless. They have opposite personalities but they work so great together. Archie's humor provides great comic relief to Wolfe's seriousness and idiosyncrasies. (Don't call him Nero.)Another appealing quality is the return of the supporting cast in many episodes. They come back playing other roles and it is fun to see them pop up again. Inspector Cramer, Lon Cohen, Fritz and Saul Panzer all are played perfectly too, as well as the rest of the recurring actors - too long a list to continue. It is addictive.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nero Wolfe See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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