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Mystery of the Solid Gold Kicker 

At a party after a winning football game, the star feel discomfort. After party is over, Georgie forget her purse and goes back for it. Through the window she see a body on the floor. Nancy... See full summary »

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Andy Sidaris

Writers:

Mildred Wirt Benson (books) (as Carolyn Keene), Glen A. Larson (television developer) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Pamela Sue Martin ... Nancy Drew
Shaun Cassidy ... Joe Hardy (credit only)
Parker Stevenson ... Frank Hardy (credit only)
George O'Hanlon Jr. ... Ned Nickerson (credit only)
Jean Rasey ... George Fayne
William Schallert ... Carson Drew
Mark Harmon ... Chip Garvey
Terry Kiser ... Ben Halstead
Martin Kove ... Pete Miller
Michael Pataki ... Deputy Foley
Val Avery ... Skipper
Jillian Kesner ... Paula Clark
Howard Cosell ... Self
Terry Jastrow ... Director (as Terry Jastro)
Peter Fox ... Directors Assistant
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At a party after a winning football game, the star feel discomfort. After party is over, Georgie forget her purse and goes back for it. Through the window she see a body on the floor. Nancy and police come along and see nothing. Foul play?? Written by geir399

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The footage of the actual football game is likely taken from the classic 1971 Oklahoma-Nebraska game which was played at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Nov 25. In the footage, Oklahoma's quarterback and running back wore No. 11 and 30, which would match what Jack Mildren and Greg Pruitt wore. See more »

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The helmets in the stock football footage have an insignia on the side. The helmets in the footage shot for the episode don't. See more »

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Pamela Sue Martin gives one of her best performances as Nancy Drew.
22 June 2017 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

After leaving a party, George realizes she forgot her purse. Back at the scene of the party, through a window, George sees a woman lying motionless on the floor. She's the same woman that star football player Chip Garvey (Mark Harmon) had been arguing with earlier in the night. George finds a phone and calls Nancy and the police. When they arrive, there is no body. What happened? Nancy believes George and sets out to uncover the truth behind what her friend saw.

Overall, Mystery of the Solid Gold Kicker is a nice episode. It's not quite as enjoyable as some of the others with a more supernatural bent to them (The Secret of the Whispering Walls, for example), but I still enjoy the naivety in these Nancy Drew episodes. Nancy lived in a world where a young woman with a bit of spunk and imagination was capable of bringing down an illegal gambling ring. It may not be realistic, but it is always fun to watch. Pamela Sue Martin gives one of her best performances as Nancy Drew. I hate that she left during the next season. I think that, overall, I prefer her episodes to the Hardy Boys.

Mystery of the Solid Gold Kicker features a couple of performers worth mentioning. First, Mark Harmon. He went on to have a nice career, but you'd never guess that based on his performance here. He's horrible. Every line is delivered in a terribly unnatural manner. Second, Howard Cosell. It's been years since I've heard his voice, but what a voice it was. Hearing him call the games in the episode took me back to my childhood, watching Monday Night Football. What a character!


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English

Release Date:

22 May 1977 (USA) See more »

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