Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
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This Lady Is Murder 

Jennifer is kidnapped by a man who wants to get some of the money from an old crime by holding his ex-partner's wife, who happens to be a dead ringer for Jennifer.


Earl Bellamy


Sidney Sheldon (creator), Paul L. Ehrmann (teleplay) (as Paul Ehrmann) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Robert Wagner ... Jonathan Hart
Stefanie Powers ... Jennifer Hart / Dominique
Lionel Stander ... Max
Richard Romanus ... Marty Benton
Andrew Robinson ... Mick Steele
Luke Askew ... Barney Steele
Marti Stevens Marti Stevens ... Althea Prinz
Jon Cutler Jon Cutler ... Lieutenant Montgomery
Johnny Timko Johnny Timko ... Kid #1
David Yanez David Yanez ... Kid #2
William Vaughn William Vaughn ... Nelson (as William Vaughan)


Jennifer is kidnapped by a man who wants to get some of the money from an old crime by holding his ex-partner's wife, who happens to be a dead ringer for Jennifer.

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25 November 1980 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The bikes Jonathon and Jennifer are riding have drop handlebars, which only the most expert of cyclists use. In fact, the two of them aren't even gripping the drop handlebars correctly - they are meant to be held where the handlebars end: right at the bottom. See more »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Stefanie shines as her immediate and opposite doppelganger
24 January 2016 | by HilaryElizabeth9See all my reviews

One of the few episodes I remember in detail from the original run. What starts out a standard kidnapping story ends up one being a hell of an adorable romp. Stefanie Powers plays not only Jennifer, but also her doppelganger, Dominique. So dead a ringer they are for each other that the kidnappers nab the wrong woman, then spend half the episode stupidly running after their ransom like fools. This case of mistaken identity gives Stefanie such an opportunity to spread her wings. Though this was only the beginning of H2H, playing the same character for five solid years may or may not have made Stefanie itch for some variety. If so, then it's nice that she got to show a lot of range, here, because Dominique could not be any further from Jennifer. Her makeup and hair were just the start – and I did love the use of her hair; soft and feminine for Jennifer, severe and dominating for Dominique. Clearly a purposeful representation of the characters. Even without the obvious cosmetic differences, Stefanie stepped into a whole different affect, and she made it look effortless. From her movements to the intensity of her gaze, you never doubt for one moment the veracity of the Dominique character or forget that she's not Jennifer. Her can't-be-bothered indignance is outmatched only by the insouciance she wears like a fine garment. Her dynamic with Jonathan is so fun -- I love what a shameless flirt she is, how she delights in messing with him, and how he must be on his toes at all times to keep up with her. I loved her continued use of "Banana Brain," especially on the phone with the kidnappers. My favorite line in the episode just follows this actually, "Well, it's delightful to talk to you, Jimmy, but it sounds as if you've had one too many peanuts," reminding us that we're still well-within the Carter administration. Interestingly, this is the second episode in a row I'm reviewing where Jonathan kisses a woman who isn't Jennifer. Unlike the last one ("With This Gun, I Thee Wed"), I liked this one a lot. Not because the actress is still Stefanie, but because it makes entirely more sense. The lead up felt right, the circumstances felt right, the writing was sound, and the motivation just felt entirely more authentic. It's a whole season later, so that time for settling into characterization didn't hurt. And the kicker was so good it was like a deep breath you didn't know you needed. It was the conversation they should have had in the bathtub of that other episode. This is Stefanie's episode, she does a really beautiful job here, but shout out to the brilliance of Andy Robinson (ST: DS9, Dirty Harry). This guy is always all in. No role too small for him to make a real impression. Watch his expressions, his body language, the intonation of his voice, his sweet simplicity. Even his his walk screams dumb, sweet, good guy at heart. This is why I love him. As an old car lover, I could not get enough of that junkyard, which practically made me weep. I think I saw a c1945 Ford truck! I was also really impressed with what looked like the real RJ rolling off the bad guy's car in the close up shot. Didn't care for Jon Cutler in his first of three appearances as the most hapless cop ever, maybe he'll grow on me in the next two. And picky picky, I don't think $500k is going to fit in that small duffel. Not so picky, that split screen at the end. It was kind of dizzying, as you can absolutely see the unmatching two halves of the shot. It's really close, but the light doesn't quite match (shadows on the right-hand couple), and the backgrounds shift away from each other, creating a nauseating visual effect. Excellent effort, however, with a location shot in natural light, so I give it a pass. Loved this episode.

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