Fenton is in Mexico being chased by someone. He then calls the boys and tells them to bring something. And that someone will meet them but before he could tell them anything else, the one ... See full summary »


Keith J. Atkinson


Glen A. Larson (developed for television by), Michael Sloan | 1 more credit »




Episode credited cast:
Shaun Cassidy ... Joe Hardy
Parker Stevenson ... Frank Hardy
Ed Gilbert ... Fenton Hardy (as Edmund Gilbert)
Craig Stevens ... Alexander Cartel
Deborah Ryan ... Jackie Ryan
Kimberly Beck ... Sue
Rudy Diaz ... Carlos
Jorge Cervera Jr. Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Ramone
Julio Medina ... Clerk
Dante D'Andre Dante D'Andre ... Maitre D'
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pamela Sue Martin ... Nancy Drew (credit only)


Fenton is in Mexico being chased by someone. He then calls the boys and tells them to bring something. And that someone will meet them but before he could tell them anything else, the one following him finds him. When the boys arrive and check into the hotel, two girls who are in trouble walk up to the boys and utters the words their father told them their contact would say. Later a man who claims to be a friend of their father approaches them but they don't know him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Pamela Sue Martin does not appear. See more »


Sue: Be careful.
[She kisses Joe, who is about to go hang gliding]
Joe Hardy: I will. Sue? I think you know what Frank and I want. You're gonna have to come through sooner or later.
Sue: Is that right?
Joe Hardy: Don't let the fact that we're young fool you; we've got a lot of experience in this kind of thing.
Sue: I can see that!
Joe Hardy: I think it's imperative that we get together tonight.
Sue: [sarcastically] Before or after dinner?
Joe Hardy: I'm not worried about dinner!
Sue: I do need to keep my strength up.
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Are Frank and Joe ever at home?
21 July 2017 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

Joe and Frank receive an ominous call from their father. He needs them to bring a case file to him in Acapulco. Before he can give much detail, however, the call is cut off. So, Frank and Joe head to Acapulco, but after arriving, they can't locate their father. They are approached by a man claiming to be one of Fenton's friends, but the boys are suspicious. And with good reason as it turns out. This man is holding Mr Hardy hostage in an abandoned prison.

Are Frank and Joe ever at home? Acapulco Spies is Episode 9 in Season 2 and so far they've been to Mexico, Bermuda, Kenya, Egypt, and Transylvania - and I'm pulling these off the top of my head. And don't you just love the way that, regardless of what far-flung destination they may be in, Frank and Joe immediately pick up the best looking women around. Amazing!

Acapulco Spies is about what you expect when you sit down with a Hardy Boys episode. It's good cheesy family friendly fun. One you've watched a season and a half of this stuff, it gets to be fairly predictable. This one does have a few features that make it stand out from the rest of the pack. Craig Stevens in a fine actor and he shows it here. He may in no way look Mexican, but otherwise, he's about as good as you'll find in the series. I also enjoyed Rudy Diaz as Carlos. He's one of the more menacing baddies the Hardy Boys ever encountered. Finally, as a real treat, we're not subjected to any of Shaun Cassidy's singing. That's always a sign of a better episode. A 6/10 from me.

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13 November 1977 (USA) See more »

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Point Dume, California, USA See more »

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