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Remington Steele - Premiere Episode [VHS]
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-Laura Holt (Stephanie Zimbalist)-
This is how some of the episodes began, with this introduction by 'Remington Steele's' assistant, Laura Holt (Stephanie Zimbalist). Now you know the whole story behind Remington Steele. The Remington Steele series were about the cases Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan) and his associate Laura Holt (Stephanie Zimbalist) cracked many difficult and complicated cases. Also starring were James Read as Murphy Michaels as their co-worker (only in the first season), Janet DeMay as Bernice Foxe their secretary (only for the first season), and Doris Roberts as Mildred Krebs (for the rest of the seasons). Showing occasionally was also Stephanie Zimbalist's father, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Daniel Chalmers, an old friend of 'Remington Steele'.
Anyway, this episode is the premier episode which explains almost everything about how Pierce Brosnan got to be Remington Steele. When Laura Holt is hired to proved security to some gems, she meets a mysterious Ben Pierson.Read more ›
Laura Holt is an able, intelligent detective, but sexism spills over when her agency is neglected because she is a woman. So, she invents a fictional superior named "Remington Steele," a man who no one ever sees.
Her business bustles until a man comes into her life, calling himself Remington Steele--the problem is, she doesn't know where he comes from, who he is, or what his real name is. "Steele" is handsome, sophistocated, worldly, debonair, and apparently gleans all of his life knowledge from an encyclopedic memory of old movies. But he also guards his secret past like gold.
Laura has no choice but to keep the man as a sidekick, despite the fact that he is hailed as a genius when she does all the work. Adding to the oddity of the situation is the fact that she is fast falling in love with him.
Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan reportedly didn't like each other, but they project a sizzling screen chemistry.
Brosnan manages to give a difficult character depth and an intriguing mystery, exuding precisely the cultured warmth that is needed. But Steele is clearly a very emotional man as well, whom Laura has a good influence on.
Zimbalist creates a very feminine career woman, a great role model. Laura is no Bond-babe. She is very pretty (not the standard Hollywood "pretty"--a natural prettiness) but is independent and strong-minded. You can sense her unhappiness when she is discounted as being a female private investigator.
First part of a really enjoyable series!
all you remington steele fans out there, e-mail me!
I like the fact that we can delete the episode from the TiVo, but also download it again later. For TiVo users with limited storage, consider buying an entire season, but only downloading a few shows at a time.
A quarter of a century later, and this show still has its ability to hold the viewer. The character - Laura Holt, played by Stephanie Zimbalist had been an inspiration to many young women to make the effort to succeed, even when others is wanting another gender. This is the show that introduced Pierce Brosnan, who went on to make greater fame.
It is also a wonderful treat to see Doris Roberts from 'back in the day'. Her warm and energetic ability has endured through the many seasons of Everyone Loves Raymond. For those of you that enjoyed her in her later years, come see her again.
This is safe and enjoyable family quality mystery adventure, without the potty-mouth four-letter words today's show think they must insert to be relevant. (I just can't allow my grand-children to share in some of the current shows because of language and words used that are never uttered in our home nor with any of the other families we associate with)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mint condition and so were the actors! Excellent shows before these people were famous.Published 19 months ago by Janet A Wiliams
I watched it once and gave it away. I like Remington Steele, but this was not one of their better shows.Published on July 8, 2014 by Ellen
I thought this episode very strange. Maybe I just don't like westerns. It was like a slapstick western with too many characters. Read morePublished on April 28, 2010 by Tim Frisch
What a show.... what a couple...
This is one of the best shows ever shown on tv. Intelligent, great writing, sexual tension, and comedy that would sum up the show of Remington... Read more
This episode sets the tone for Laura Holt as a bad role model for women. In her world, she can't inspire other women to be private detectives because she tells everyone that Mr. Read morePublished on March 14, 2002
This is my favorite episode of "Remington Steele". We get a look at how Laura's past turned her into a "don't mix business with pleasure" professional. Read morePublished on December 14, 2001
Laura and Mr. Steele are hired by a baseball camp director, and go to the baseball trainee camp as trainees, making this episode amusing, as Mr. Read morePublished on February 13, 2001
One of the best episodes of Remington Steele that I've seen! The Steele agency ends up in one of its strangest cases ever, protecting a man from his wife and his wife and his... Read morePublished on September 13, 2000 by EA Solinas
Remington steele does not disappoint - ever. This is the stuff legends are made of. A must see for all fansPublished on June 22, 2000
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