A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–2002)
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Help Wanted, Male 

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Wolfe hires a look-alike double to stand in for him after he receives a death threat, the exact same threat that was carried out earlier against a potential Wolfe client.

Director:

John L'Ecuyer

Writers:

Mark Stein (teleplay), Rex Stout (novel)

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Timothy Hutton ... Archie Goodwin
Maury Chaykin ... Nero Wolfe
Colin Fox Colin Fox ... Fritz Brenner
Bill Smitrovich ... Inspector Cramer
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Sergeant Purley Stebbins
James Tolkan ... Ben Jenson
Richard Waugh ... Major Emil Jensen
George Plimpton ... General Carpenter
Robert Bockstael Robert Bockstael ... Colonel Dickey
Steve Cumyn ... Peter Root
Kari Matchett ... Jane Geer
Larry Drake ... Hackett
Randy Butcher ... Doyle
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Storyline

Wolfe turns away a frightened prospective client who desperately wants Wolfe to defend him after receiving a threatening letter. When the man is murdered hours thereafter, Wolfe fears for his own life after he receives an identical letter. He hires a lookalike to impersonate him at $100 per diem and waits for the murderer to reveal him or herself. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Before I Die" was chosen as the second entry of the thirteen part "Nero Wolfe" radio series and was broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Company on January 23, 1982. See more »

Goofs

The same headline appears on the back of Fritz's newspaper several days later - apparently the same prop was used both times. See more »

Quotes

Archie Goodwin: Now listen, Tiger Eyes, do you see me sneaking up behind you?
Jane Geer: I should have known you have so many women you have to issue ration coupons, and yet you find so much time for me.
Archie Goodwin: Well, you know why?
Jane Geer: Do I?
Archie Goodwin: Tou've got a mirror.
Jane Geer: [pleased and purring] Mmmmm.
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Crazy Credits

In "Help Wanted, Male", the actors' names are pieced together from assorted letters cut out of magazines. See more »

Soundtracks

Railroad Boogie
(uncredited)
Written by Tony Kinsey
KPM 278:20
Archie and Jane arrive at the brownstone
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