A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–2002)
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Before I Die 

A notorious gangster hires Wolfe to protect his real daughter, who is unaware of who her father is, and stop the woman impersonating his daughter from blackmailing him.

Director:

John L'Ecuyer

Writers:

Sharon Elizabeth Doyle (teleplay), Rex Stout (novel)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... Archie Goodwin
Maury Chaykin ... Nero Wolfe
Colin Fox ... Fritz Brenner
Bill Smitrovich ... Inspector Cramer
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ... Saul Panzer
Christine Brubaker Christine Brubaker ... Violet
Seymour Cassel ... Dazy Perrit
Lindy Booth ... Beulah Page
Joe Pingue ... Archie 2
Ken Kramer ... L.A. Schwartz
Doug Lennox ... Fabian
Bill MacDonald Bill MacDonald ... Lieutenant Rowcliff
Matthew Edison ... Morton Schane
Beau Starr ... Thomas 'Thumbs' Meeker
Nicky Guadagni ... Fabian's Girl
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Storyline

Wartime food shortages leave Wolfe desperate for red meat in his meals, so when notorious criminal Dazy Perrit, the so-called King of the Black Market, wants to hire Wolfe, the detective accepts a case he would have turned down under normal circumstances. Perrit's real daughter is an altruistic medical student studying medicine at Columbia and doesn't know who her father is. As a diversion in order to protect her from his enemies, Perrit hires a petty criminal to pose as his daughter, but she has been blackmailing him. When both the bogus daughter and Perrit are murdered, suspicion falls on Archie. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2002 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally published as part of Rex Stout's "Trouble in Triplicate" collection. See more »

Goofs

During the drive-by, when Archie returns fire, he clearly fires four times, but only three shots are heard. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Cramer: How are you?
Nero Wolfe: I am the way I always am before lunch - hungry!
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Connections

Version of Poka ya ne umer (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Hit And Run
(uncredited)
Written by Ralph Dollimore
Performed by Ralph Dollimore
Administered by APM (Associated Production Music)
Played during the opening titles
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