Remington Steele

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Remington Steele

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Try this for a deep, dark secret. The great detective Remington Steele? He doesn't exist. I invented him. Follow.

I always loved excitement, so I studied and apprenticed, and put my name on an office. But absolutely nobody knocked down my door. A female private investigator seemed so . . . feminine. So I invented a superior. A decidedly masculine superior.

Suddenly, there were cases around the block. It was working like a charm. Until the day he walked in.

With his blue eyes and mysterious past, and before I knew it, he assumed Remington Steele's identity.

Now I do the work and he takes the bows.

It's a dangerous way to live, but as long as people buy it, I can get the job done.

We never mix business with pleasure. Well, almost never. I don't even know his real name.

============== Company credits:

Production Companies * MTM Enterprises Inc. Distributors * National Broadcasting Company (NBC) (original airing) * United American Video (UAV) (1993) (USA) (VHS) Other Companies * Inter Video 24 frame video playback * Silver Chalice Productions European production coordination =============== Awards: Edgar Allan Poe Awards 1984 -- Nominated -- Best Television Episode -- Jeff Melvoin (For episode "Altered Steele".) 1983 -- Won -- Best Television Episode -- Joel Steiger (For episode "In the Steele Of The Night".) Emmy Awards 1985 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series -- Doris Roberts ================= Crazy Credits: At the end of the credits, the MTM kitten wears a Sherlock Holmes deerstalker cap and meerschaum pipe. While meowing, the pipe drops out of its mouth and falls in front of the word "Productions" =============== Release dates: USA -- 1 October 1982 UK -- 3 September 1983 France -- 13 November 1983 Sweden -- 24 February 1984 ======================= Filming Locations:

ABC Entertainment Center - 2040 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA

Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA (Century Plaza Towers) La Valetta, Malta (episodes "Maltese Steele", "Puzzled Steele") Santa Clarita, California, USA Sun Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA ========================moreless
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  • love this show!

    10
    I would have to say that I've been a fan of Pierce Brosnan eversince I saw Remington Steele! Mystery, romance and comedy all-in-one show, what more can you ask for! I think that's the main reason why it captured the hearts of its audiences. Well, one more thing, Pierce is damn hot in this show! I bought my own copy at dvdbooth. comcertainly good quality! Surely a must have for every Remington Steele and Pierce Brosnan fans. This show is really an epic!moreless
  • The Humphrey Bogart connection

    10
    Our nameless hero has 5 passports in 5 different names. These names are all characters portrayed by Humphrey Bogart in various films. "Harry", as he is called by his mentor (played by Efrem Zimbalist, is an expert on old movies, especially Bogart he assumes the identity of Remington Steele, he never mentions that Bogart portrayed a character named Dixon watched every episode numerous times and he never refers to this coincidence! Are the writers playing a joke on us? Could they have been unaware of this? Any thoughts?moreless
  • Ten Best Remington Steele Episodes

    9.5
    A little-known fact about "Remington Steele"--it was originally conceived by long-time director Robert Butler in 1969--the same year "Star Trek" was cancelled by NBC. Perhaps Butler meant to pitch "Steele" to NBC as a possible replacement for "Trek". Unfortunately, as he found out, this series about a woman fronting a detective agency but choosing to invent a character who turns out to be an agent adopting her imaginative moniker was too far ahead of its time. That may explain why there was a 13-year lapse between conception and reality. In the meantime, here are my all-time favorite episodes:



    10. "License To Steele"/Tempered Steele"--These two episodes from Season 1 are combined as the series pilot, which establishes the aforementioned premise;



    9. "Steele In The News"--Remington and Laura investigate threats at a television station after its newscast switches from hard news to a tabloid-style format;



    8. "Steele Crazy After All These Years"--Laura and Remington investigate the events surrounding Murphy's college graduation reunion;



    7. "High Flying Steele"--Remington and Laura go undercover as circus performers;



    6. "Scene Steelers"--This episode focuses on sabotage during filming of TV commercials;



    5. "Stronger Than Steele"--Apparently "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening watched this episode, as he developed the Radioactive Man character who is similar to the Atomic Man that is featured;



    4. "Illustrated Steele"--A comic strip artist illustrates events that literally come to life;



    3. "Steele On The Air"--A traffic reporter's death features a prominent morning duo as the prime suspects;



    2. "Love Among The Steele"--A 1936 roadster keeps appearing, leading to a trail of murder and intrigue;



    1. "Steele In The Chips"--A scientist who invented the no-cal cookie goes missing; the chase scene parallels both "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and the later 2001 remake, "Rat Race". A definitive classic; it was the only one co-penned by actress Stephanie Zimbalist.moreless
  • It never tried to be anything but entertaining...

    8.5
    ...and in that "Remington Steele" succeeded.



    It was presented as a tongue in cheek detective show and it never strayed from the path in that sense. But where the show won hearts I think, was in its entertaining if implausible story line, the relationship between the protagonists, the bumbling but lovable supporting characters and the never dull life they all found themselves entwined in. It kind of reminded me of a scaled-up version (in terms of scope and characters) of "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" which I also loved to watch. Too bad this kind of lighthearted fun is largely considered passe today.



    Of course Pierce Brosnan was an instant attraction and he played this lovable scoundrel to a T. Though I admit I was always feeling the need to feed him a sandwich or something...



    Stephanie Zimbalist was a perfect foil to Brosnan's "Steele" and their chemistry was a large part of the show's success. Wonder where she is today??



    Definitely not brain surgery, but infinitely more fun!moreless
  • A light-harded, descent television show.

    8.5
    Remington Steele, the super-sleuth invented by Laura Holt because nobody would hire a woman, showed up on her doorstep one day. The man without a name assumed the role of Remington Steele, always making mistakes and accusing the wrong people until Laura steps in and clears everything up, and him always taking the praise. The show, while not being too funny for it's genre, was always light-harded, such as them being shot at every time that they try to kiss. Season two brought the addition of a secretary, former IRS officer Mildred Krebs, who became so intrigued by their lifestyle while she was investigating them, that she left her position as an IRS agent to become their secretary. Not that she was to lead an unadventurous life- quite the opposite: I recall a time when she was kidnapped, and herself shot at, to name a few of her trials. A wonderful show that ended too soon.moreless
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    Crime, social commentary, 80s, sexual tension, pop culture references