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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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Action | Drama | Mystery

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Conrad Dunn plays the recurring role of Saul Panzer throughout the series except for the first case, The Golden Spiders, where that role was played by Saul Rubinick. Rubinick switched to the recurring role of newspaperman Lon Cohen for the rest of the series. See more »

Quotes

[Feigning a nervous breakdown]
Nero Wolfe: You're not going to cut me! They're coming in hordes! I see them on chariots with spiked wheels, waving insolent banners of inflation! Oh! Archie! They're pelting me with worthless coins!
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Follows The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000) See more »

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Finally, a GOOD TV show
30 May 2001 | by Goon-2See all my reviews

I was begining to wonder, with one boring TV season after another, and "Frasier" being the only show to watch. Now I have "Wolfe." I hope A & E will keep it around for awhile. Timothy Hutton and Maury Chaykin are brilliant in their roles as Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe. My dad is a big fan of the books, and he says they're excatly how he would have pictured them to be.

The show seems to air in segments of two-part episodes, that will most likely be marketed as movies. They're worth buying! Fast-paced and and full of fun, "Nero Wolfe" seems to be the best show that has come along to television in a long time! At first I thought it would just be an excuse to watch Timothy Hutton (SWOON) once a week, but it's got a whole lot more than just a really great actor.

Thank you, A & E, for this quality show.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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Nero Wolfe See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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