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The Persuaders! 

Two worlds collide when the titled Englishman, Lord Brett Sinclair, and the Bronx-raised, self-made American Danny Wilde, reluctantly join forces to right wrongs, and to protect the innocent.
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Complete series cast summary:
Tony Curtis ...  Danny Wilde / ... 24 episodes, 1971-1972
Roger Moore ...  Lord Brett Sinclair / ... 24 episodes, 1971-1972
Laurence Naismith ...  Judge Fulton 11 episodes, 1971
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English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together by Judge Fullton to investigate crimes which the police can't solve. These two men are complete opposites, but become great friends through their adventures and constantly risk their own lives for one another. Written by Daniel Bolton <klsdb4@cynergy.com.au>

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A pair of Playboys with nothing in common but trouble! See more »


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UK

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English

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18 September 1971 (USA) See more »

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Die 2 See more »

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Trivia

Throughout the series, Danny Wilde (Tony Curtis) is almost always seen wearing gloves. According to DVD commentary, this was a gimmick developed by Curtis, to make his character unusual, and therefore create some buzz for the series. See more »

Quotes

[Brett and Danny have been captured by the villains, who are seeking an important diary in Brett's briefcase]
Lord Brett Sinclair: I'll bet you one hundred dollars his first words are, "Where is it?"
Sergei: Where is it?
Danny Wilde: You're right. Can you untie me?
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles credit Tony Curtis and Roger Moore by their surnames only. See more »

Alternate Versions

The episodes The Persuaders!: Angie... Angie and The Persuaders!: To the Death, Baby were edited together to create the film release The Switch. See more »

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The Persuaders
(Theme)
Composed by John Barry
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The opening credits made this show
25 May 2001 | by Clive-SilasSee all my reviews

This is a TV show in which the opening credit sequence was even better than the actual programme. To begin with, John Barry's theme music is still one of the best ever written for a TV show - a few years ago I heard it for the first time in nearly 20 years, and I absolutely stopped in my tracks, it was so evocative. Then the montage, which begins by using images to tell the respective stories of the two main characters - Lord Brett Sinclair with his inherited wealth, his City career, an English sporting gentleman, a Formula One racing driver (long zoom shot of racing cars straight from the Golden Age of Grands Prix); Danny Wilde starting in poverty on the Lower East side in New York, but soon becoming an oil magnate (newspaper shot of a ... *gasp* ... nine MILLION dollar oil deal!). Then the next sequence shows the two of them having a great time in various exotic European locations ... champagne bubbles, jewellery put round exquisite necks, gorgeous cars, water-skiing, power boat racing, beautiful women in bikinis, and a roulette wheel. Everything you need to know about the programme, including the strong friendship between the leads, is to be found in this magnificent one-minute sequence.

The modus operandus of the show was to contrast humorous and witty dialogue with tense situations. Anyway, this was never a show for worrying about what the plot was this week - it was a show for basking in the wonderful locations, the beautiful cars, the witty lines and the sexual banter. (Needless to say, both the main characters were depicted as irresistible to women).

Plots direct from Roger Moore's previous series The Saint, plus James Bond exotic locations and a huge Hollywood star in Tony Curtis, makes this an often overlooked gem. And just like Star Trek, the best episode guest stars Joan Collins!


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