Hart to Hart

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  • S 6 : Ep 8

    Till Death Do Us Hart (TV Movie)

    Aired 8/25/96

  • S 6 : Ep 7

    Harts in High Season (TV Movie)

    Aired 3/24/96

  • S 6 : Ep 6

    Two Harts in Three-Quarter Time (TV Movie)

    Aired 11/26/95

  • S 6 : Ep 5

    Secrets of the Hart (TV Movie)

    Aired 3/6/95

  • S 6 : Ep 4

    Old Friends Never Die (TV Movie)

    Aired 5/6/94

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Wagner

    Jonathan Hart

  • Stefanie Powers

    Jennifer Hart

  • Lionel Stander

    Max

  • Richard B. Shull

    Lieutenant Gillis (til 1984)

  • Lee Wilkof

    Stanley Friesen

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  • Created by author Sidney Sheldon, the series started out under title Double Twist. Tom Mankiewicz was asked to revamp the script and it was soon renamed Hart to Hart. With Robert Wagner as self-made millionaire Jonathan Hart, Stefanie Powers as his journalist wife Jennifer and Lionel Stander as their trusty sidekick Max the "Hartbeat" began. Premiering on August 25, 1979, Hart was met with mixed reviews but by the end of the first season Jonathan and Jennifer Hart were household names. Guest appearances were made by everyone from Stella Stevens and Roddy McDowell to Jill St. John and Dorothy Lamour and even a cameo by Natalie Wood. The series would run for five seasons before leaving ABC in 1984. Hart to Hart is still airing in syndication in over 60 countries worldwide. In 1993 while touring together in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, RJ, Stefanie and Lionel would return to television in the first of what would be eight 2-hour Hart movies. Jokingly dubbed "Hart to Hart: The New Generation", Jonathan and Jennifer still found themselves going from one adventure to the next. The first five would air as NBC Friday Night Mysteries. Sadly, Lionel Stander died shortly after completing the fifth movie and the sixth movie saw the Harts atending Max's funeral. The final three movies aired on The Family Channel. Interesting tidbit. The last movie aired on Aug 25 1996. Exactly 17 years (to the date) of the airing of the pilot movie. ======================== Company credits Production Companies * Columbia Pictures Television * Rona II * Spelling-Goldberg Productions Distributors * American Broadcasting Company (ABC) * Columbia TriStar Domestic Television (2001) * Independent Television (ITV) * Sony Pictures Television (2002-) ======================== Awards American Cinema Editors, USA 1980 -- Nominated -- Best Edited Episode from a Television Series -- Bob Bring [For episode "Max in Love".] Emmy Awards 1982 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Art Direction for a Series -- James J. Agazzi (art director), Paul Sylos (art director), Bob Signorelli (set decorator) [For episode "The Hart of the Matter"] 1982 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series -- Stefanie Powers 1981 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Art Direction for a Series -- James J. Agazzi (art director), Paul Sylos (art director), Bob Signorelli (set decorator) [For episode "Blue Chip Murders"] 1981 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Film Sound Mixing -- Blake Wilcox (production mixer), Robert L. Harman (re-recording mixer), William L. McCaughey (re-recording mixer), Howard S. Wollman (re-recording mixer) [For episode "'Tis the Season to be Murdered"] 1981 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series -- Stefanie Powers 1980 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Art Direction for a Series -- James J. Agazzi (art director), Paul Sylos (art director), Bob Signorelli (set decorator) [For episode "Man with Jade Eyes"] Golden Globes 1984 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama -- Robert Wagner 1984 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama -- Stefanie Powers 1984 -- Nominated -- Best TV-Series - Drama 1983 -- Won -- Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV -- Lionel Stander 1983 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama -- Robert Wagner 1983 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama -- Stefanie Powers 1983 -- Nominated -- Best TV-Series - Drama 1982 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama -- Stefanie Powers 1982 -- Nominated -- Best TV-Series - Drama 1981 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama -- Robert Wagner 1981 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama -- Stefanie Powers 1981 -- Nominated -- Best TV-Series - Drama 1980 -- Nominated -- Best TV Actor - Drama -- Robert Wagner 1980 -- Nominated -- Best TV Actress - Drama -- Stefanie Powers Young Artist Awards 1983 -- Won -- Best Young Actress, Guest on a Series -- Roxana Zal 1983 -- Nominated -- Best Young Actor, Guest on a Series -- Rossie Harris ===================== [opening narration] Max: This is my boss, Jonathan Hart - a self-made millionaire. He's quite a guy. This is Mrs. H. She's gorgeous. She's one lady who knows how to take care of herself. By the way, my name is Max. I take care of *both* of them, which ain't easy; 'cause when they met... it was *murder*! (Note: Max's opening narration differs in some episodes. Most episodes have him finish by declaring "When they met, it was murder!" but some episodes have him saying "Their hobby is ... murder!") =============================== Release dates USA -- 25 August 1979 UK -- 3 February 1980 France -- 11 July 1982 Sweden -- 1 July 1983 West Germany -- October 1983 ================== Filming Locations 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA (studio) First Christian Church, Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA ========================moreless

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    • Jennifer: I could blow your whole cover; I could march right over to that office and tell them who you really are. Jonathan: That doesn't sound like you. Jennifer: Oh no, or I could refuse to make love to you for the rest of the year. Jonathan: That sounds like you. Jennifer: Eat you heart out buster.

    • Jonathan: Remember the fellow that was so sexy, attractive, brilliant, virile? Jennifer: How did I manage to miss him? Jonathan: You're lying on him. Jennifer: Oh yeah, prove it!

    • Dr Metz: Well, how goes our first day? Jonathan: Outside of being mugged, elbowed in the stomach, pummelled, fried and nearly drowned, it’s been peachy keen so far doctor. I haven’t had this much fun since I was a P.O.W. in North Korea.

    • Silvia: Hey, remember me? The girl on the floor in the nighty, with the teddy bear and the pacifier. Jonathan: Funny how these little things seem to stick in your mind.

    • Jennifer: Darling, sometimes when I'm away, working, do you ever get a little jealous? Jonathan: Never.

    • Steven: You're a genuine chef. Jonathan: Well, it's a defense I developed sort of early in life, (looking at Jennifer) in case I wound up marrying a woman who couldn't cook.

    • Jennifer: Do you know what I’m going to do when all this is over? Jonathan: What? Jennifer: Burn my passport.

    • Jonathan: If we can just get his gun. Jennifer: How can we do that? Jonathan: Like porcupines make love darling; very carefully.

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    • Credit: Natasha Gurdin is better known as Natalie Wood.

    • German episode title: "Tödliche Verwandtschaft", meaning "Deadly Relatives".

    • German episode title: "Jagd in Ketten", meaning "Chase In Chains".

    • German episode title: "Der kleine Jonathan", meaning "The Little Jonathan".

    • Credits: William Lucking was credited as Bill Lucking Dee Wallace-Stone was credited as Dee Wallace

    • German episode title: "Ein dämliches Geschenk", meaning "A Silly Present".

    • German episode title: "Sag mir, dass du mich liebst", meaning "Tell Me, That You Love Me".

    • CREDITS Jack M. Lindine also goes by just Jack Lindine.

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    • Just before Sam Roberts drives over the cliff, he turns the radio on and listens to You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby. The song was originally recorded by Bobby Darin in 1961, however in the version played Stefanie Powers is singing it.

    • Jonathan and Jennifer discuss a scene from a movie where James Cagney squashes a grapefruit in to someone's face. They are discussing the 1931 film The Public Enemy.

    • The women are dancing in the pool to Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky.

    • The first time you see Jonathan, he shows up at his office and his secretary doesn't even know him. This is very different from the Jonathan Hart character in the series who prides himself on knowing his staff. The first time you see Jennifer Hart she is in a yellow car having a race with Johnathan. This sequence was used in the opening credits for all five series of the show.

    • CONTINUITY How is it that Jonathan is supposed to take Jennifer's mother to dinner for her birthday in the pilot, but in the series her mother has been dead for years?

    • On their sitting room wall, the Harts have two paintings: A Girl With A Watering Can by Auguste Renoir and Self Portrait with Grey Felt Hat by Vincent van Gogh.

    • In the scene where the oven blows up and Jennifer hits the floor with Jonathan on the phone, the receiver falls with her and hangs next to her. When they move the camera back to show the oven and kitchen, the receiver is back on the counter. They move back to Jennifer who again has the receiver hanging next to her.

    • Stanley Friesen, played by Lee Wilkof, appears briefly in this episode when he gives Jonathan the ransom money, however his name does not appear in the end credits.

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  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Jonathan and Jennifer Hart had everything money could buy but they wanted a little bit more out of life ...

    By Lady_Lancaster, Jun 21, 2011

  • Absolute tosh, and I love it!

    By Missybea, Jul 24, 2007

  • Not bad.

    By da_dunker, May 03, 2007

  • A rich couple of detectives.

    By daisyduke71, Jan 11, 2007

  • In this episode, the kids stage \"Operation Alice,\" a procedure that leaves their beloved maid with one kidney and about ten percent less of her small intestine. While some viewers might find the scene in the operating room a bit unpleasant, we can still

    By carolinec42505, May 22, 2006

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