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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Timothy Hutton ...  Archie Goodwin 27 episodes, 2001-2002
Maury Chaykin ...  Nero Wolfe 27 episodes, 2001-2002
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 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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Storyline

Set in 1950's New York, Nero Wolf, (Maury Chaykin) an eccentric orchard loving brilliant detective, with a taste for fine cuisine, an assistant named Archie Goodwin (Timothy Hutton), he lives in luxury in a brownstone mansion, solving difficult crimes, sometimes just to annoy the local police, and other times at a great cost to his clients. An ensemble cast of characters each playing different roles in any particular episode, keep this legendary series alive and fresh week to week. Written by Unknownian

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Action | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

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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Runtime:

| (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Nero Wolfe: May I sit down?
All: NO!
Nero Wolfe: I must overrule you.
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Follows The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000) See more »

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The best Detective Show Ever
7 May 2005 | by Montaya_111See all my reviews

How could they Cancel Nero Wolfe. Starring Timothy Hutton as Archie Goodwin the assistant to the Famous Nero Wolfe played by Maury Chaykin. The plots are Fantastic I have never seen a Nero Wolfe I didn't like, Archie is hilarious when he annoys the Wolfe and Wolfe would never want to get rid of Archie because he is the best assistant. The characters are very well rounded and very versatile. The regular characters like Lon Cohen and Saul Panzer are very intriguing. I bought the box sets and just wish that I could see new ones every week. I recommend all of you TV watchers out there that like Detective Shows watch this they should be available on A&E every now and then or even at your local video store but it is well worth it.


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