Remington Steele 2 Seasons 1983

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Season 1
(134) IMDb 8.1/10

15. To Stop A Steele TV-NR CC

While Laura is hired to find a missing two million dollar jewel, a thief who's already been paid to steal the jewel asks Remington to help him find it.

Starring:
James Read, Janet DeMay
Runtime:
50 minutes
Original air date:
February 11, 1983

To Stop A Steele

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Season 1

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Genres Drama, Adventure, Mystery, Comedy
Director Sidney Hayers
Starring James Read, Janet DeMay
Supporting actors James Read, Janet DeMay, Cliff Norton, Michael C. Gwynne, Douglas Warhit, Donald Bishop, Arnold F. Turner, Charles Lanyer, Hennen Chambers
Season year 1983
Network NBC
Executive Producer Gareth Davies
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206 of 211 people found the following review helpful By Heidi Anne Heiner VINE VOICE on April 6, 2005
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As one of my top three all time favorite shows, Remington Steele has it all: mystery, romance and humor. While the mysteries were strongest in Season 1--"In the Steele of the Night" won an Edgar Award--the series stayed pretty strong until near the end of the last full season. We won't even mention the follow-up "movies" that comprised the final season. It's fun to watch this first season and see familiar faces from film and TV before they became stars, such as Annie Potts, Delta Burke, Sharon Stone, and Pierce Brosnan himself. Don't miss nepotism at its best with guest appearances by Stephanie Zimbalist's father, Efrem Zimbalist Jr, and Brosnan's first wife, Cassandra Harris. Also, don't look for Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) yet; she didn't join the cast until the second season after James Read and Janet Demay left.

A list of season one episodes follows.

1. Licence to Steele
2. Tempered Steele
3. Steele Waters Run Deep
4. Signed, Steeled and Delivered
5. Thou Shalt Not Steele
6. Steele Belted
7. Etched in Steele
8. Your Steele the One for Me
9. In the Steele of the Night (Edgar Winner)
10. Steele Trap
11. Steeling the Show
12. Steele Flying High
13. A Good Night's Steele
14. Hearts of Steele
15. To Stop a Steele
16. Steele Crazy After All These Years
17. Steele Among the Living
18. Steele in the News
19. Vintage Steele (top fan favorite)
20. Steele's Gold
21. Sting of Steele
22. Steele in Circulation
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141 of 146 people found the following review helpful By Bobby Underwood VINE VOICE on April 15, 2005
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This was a truly stylish television show that tapped into the kind of Stanley Donen light mystery romance that is missing from the movies today. Pierce Brosnan and Stephanie Zimbalist were perfectly cast and the show only got better with each episode. The Henry Mancini theme music captured the feel of this light and sophisticated show tinged with humor perfectly. It was as evocative and as much a part of the show as his "Peter Gunn" theme had been decades before.

Laura Holt (Zimbalist) couldn't get her private detective agency off the ground in spite of her skills until she invented the phantom agency head, Remington Steele. Business was booming and everything was going swell until Pierce Brosnan shows up and assumes the roll of the nonexistent Steele, both around town and with clients. An uneasy alliance was formed that to the delight of fans moved more and more towards the romantic as time went by.

Brosnan's Steele was debonair and stylish, his past a shady mystery ala' "To Catch a Thief." Each season Laura discovered new things about his past in Ireland and his exploits in other countries. Steele was also a film buff and would make constant references to films of the 1930's and 1940's he would recall pertaining to the case. It made all us film buffs who knew just what he was talking about feel like we were insiders, and was one of the many charms of this wonderful show.

Brosnan and Zimbalist were a terrific screen couple in the tradition of all those ones we remember fondly. One could say they were our generations Nick and Nora Charles. There was a fun anticipation for viewers as week after week we watched the two become involved in a mystery while they danced around their growing affection for each other.
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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Darren Harrison VINE VOICE on June 29, 2005
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Emblazoned across the cover for the Fox season one release of the popular 1980s show "Remington Steele" is a tagline that reads "Before he was James Bond he was ... Remington Steele" with a shot of reigning big-screen James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan in the title role. In fact, the actress who originally had top billing on the show, Stephanie Zimbalist, is nowhere in sight on any of the promotional materialS or final cover art.
Such is the power of Hollywood marketing, for it was Brosnan, not Zimbalist, who became the break-out star for the show, with Brosnan receiving more fan mail than the studio had ever received before for a single actor.
The plot for the fall 1982 show centered around Zimbalist's character Laura Holt who, as a female detective, found it impossible to be taken seriously (this was, after all, the early 1980s). In order to resolve this troubling set of circumstances, Holt invents a (as she puts it) "decidedly masculine superior."
All seems to be going well until (in a quite obvious tip of the hat to 1959s "North by Northwest") the character appears in the shape of Pierce Brosnan, who answers a page for the fictitious Steele so that he can escape from two thugs.
Assuming the role of Remington Steele on a permanent basis, Laura and he embark on a series of adventures that for this set are in the shape of 22 full-frame episodes that echo the plots of well-known classic mysteries-from "Murder on the Orient Express" to "The Maltese Falcon" to "And Then There Were None," a personal favorite of mine.
It was these intriguing mysteries and the one-upmanship banter between the two leads that makes the show such a joy to watch.
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