A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–2002)
Arriving at a remote lodge at the request of the State Department and a South American diplomat, a reluctant Wolfe prepares to cook trout for an oil tycoon's fishing party when Archie discovers one of the men dead in the river.


John R. Pepper


Stuart Kaminsky (teleplay), Rex Stout (novel)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... Archie Goodwin
Maury Chaykin ... Nero Wolfe
David Schurmann ... O. V. Bragan
Robert Bockstael Robert Bockstael ... David Leeson
Carlo Rota ... Spiros Papps
Susannah Hoffmann Susannah Hoffmann ... Sally Leeson
Giancarlo Esposito ... Ambassador Theodore Kelefy
Seymour Cassel ... James Arthur Ferris
Manon von Gerkan ... Adria Kelefy
George Plimpton ... Cook
Richard Waugh ... Capt. Jasper Colvin
Matthew Edison ... Nate the Trooper
Steve Cumyn ... D.A. Herman Jasper
Adam Greydon Reid ... Reporter (as Adam Reid)
Leslie McAfee Leslie McAfee ... Technician


The State Department asks Wolfe to help them out at the Adirondack lodge of oil magnate O. V. Bragan, hosting a trout-fishing weekend for South American diplomat Theodore Kelefy, who has requested Wolfe be on hand to prepare his famous gourmet trout recipe. Other oil tycoons are also in attendance in hope of securing coveted oil leases from the ambassador. Although Wolfe characteristically takes no part in the fishing component of the excursion, Archie is only too happy to try his hand at landing a prize brook trout. He is distracted by the beautiful and overly flirtatious Mrs. Kelefy, who is not shy about using her considerable charms on men other than her husband. Initially excited when he thinks he's landed a big one, Archie hooks the lifeless body of the Assistant Secretary of State on his line. Wolfe had hoped to exit the lodge immediately after preparing the fish but now finds himself with a more daunting task - hooking and landing the murderer. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Action | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

18 August 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Last show of the series. See more »


Adria Kelefy: [to Archie as he's fishing] Who's the biggest fish you ever caught?
Archie Goodwin: The biggest fish I ever caught - that'd have to be, uh, Frankie the, uh, Shark D'Angelo.
Adria Kelefy: Was he difficult to catch?
Archie Goodwin: Yes, he put up quite a struggle.
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El Choclo
Written by Angel Gregorio Villoldo
Arranged by Colin Frechter
KPM 164:13
A dancer is joined by Adria Kelefy and Sally Leeson
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