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A Nero Wolfe Mystery 

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Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man: Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes, in 1950's New York.
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2   1  
2002   2001  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Timothy Hutton ...  Archie Goodwin 27 episodes, 2001-2002
Maury Chaykin ...  Nero Wolfe 27 episodes, 2001-2002
Colin Fox Colin Fox ...  Fritz Brenner 26 episodes, 2001-2002
Bill Smitrovich ...  Inspector Cramer 25 episodes, 2001-2002
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ...  Sergeant Purley Stebbins 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ...  Saul Panzer 21 episodes, 2001-2002
James Tolkan ...  Avery Ballou / ... 21 episodes, 2001-2002
Robert Bockstael ...  Agent Stahl / ... 20 episodes, 2001-2002
Kari Matchett ...  Lily Rowan / ... 17 episodes, 2001-2002
David Schurmann ...  Director #2 / ... 16 episodes, 2001-2002
Nicky Guadagni ...  Elaine Usher / ... 15 episodes, 2001-2002
Steve Cumyn ...  Cecil Grantham / ... 15 episodes, 2001-2002
Trent McMullen Trent McMullen ...  Orrie Cather 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Richard Waugh ...  Director #1 / ... 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Boyd Banks ...  Austin 'Dinky' Byne / ... 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Fulvio Cecere ...  Fred Durkin 12 episodes, 2001-2002
Christine Brubaker Christine Brubaker ...  Hattie Harding / ... 12 episodes, 2001-2002
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Storyline

Nero Wolf (Maury Chaykin), an eccentric orchid loving brilliant detective with a taste for fine cuisine, and his assistant: Archie Goodwin (Timothy Hutton), live in luxury in a brownstone in 1950's New York. Nero Wolf solves extremely difficult crimes while rarely leaving his mansion, relying on the footwork of Goodwin to gather his evidence. Wolf's rates are expensive, but his well-heeled clients are very eager to pay. The episodes are done in repertory, with an ensemble of actors each playing different characters in any particular episode. Written by Unknownian

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A new kind of criminal, a new kind of crime, a new kind of client, a new kind of fee. See more »

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Action | Drama | Mystery

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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In the tradition of a repertory theater company, each episode featured predominantly the same ensemble of guest actors, cast as different characters in each episode/story. See more »

Quotes

[Wolfe fakes a nervous breakdown for Dr. Vollmer]
Nero Wolfe: Do you want to pay two dollars a pound for butter? Fifty cents for shoestrings? A dollar for a bottle of beer? Hmph. Well? Confound it, answer me!
Archie: I don't know if it's the willies or what, but as you can see -
Nero Wolfe: Just because I ask you to lend me five dollars until the beginning of the next war, does not mean that I'm a frugal person.
Dr. Vollmer: Who wrote this script for him?
Archie: It's been like this ever since I brought him home.
Dr. Vollmer: He's been out of the house?
Nero Wolfe: Archie tells...
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Connections

Follows The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000) See more »

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The best Detective Show Ever
7 May 2005 | by Montaya_111See all my reviews

How could they Cancel Nero Wolfe. Starring Timothy Hutton as Archie Goodwin the assistant to the Famous Nero Wolfe played by Maury Chaykin. The plots are Fantastic I have never seen a Nero Wolfe I didn't like, Archie is hilarious when he annoys the Wolfe and Wolfe would never want to get rid of Archie because he is the best assistant. The characters are very well rounded and very versatile. The regular characters like Lon Cohen and Saul Panzer are very intriguing. I bought the box sets and just wish that I could see new ones every week. I recommend all of you TV watchers out there that like Detective Shows watch this they should be available on A&E every now and then or even at your local video store but it is well worth it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nero Wolfe See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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