Remington Steele

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Remington Steele
Created byRobert Butler
Michael Gleason
Presented byMTM Enterprises
20th Century Fox
StarringStephanie Zimbalist
Pierce Brosnan
Doris Roberts
Narrated byStephanie Zimbalist in character as Laura Holt (Season 1 titles only)
Theme music composerHenry Mancini; incidental music by Richard Lewis Warren
Opening theme"The Remington Steele Theme," composed by Henry Mancini
Ending theme"Laura Holt's Tune," composed by Henry Mancini
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes94 (list of episodes)
Executive producerMichael Gleason
ProducersKevin Inch
Gareth Davies
Richard DeRoy
Production locationLos Angeles
Running time60 minutes.
Original release
ReleaseOctober 1, 1982 (1982-10-01) –
April 17, 1987 (1987-04-17)

Remington Steele is an American television series co-created by Robert Butler and Michael Gleason. The series starred Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan. It was produced by MTM Enterprises. The first broadcast was on the NBC network from 1982 to 1987. The series blended the genres of romantic comedy, drama, and detective procedural. Remington Steele is best known for starting the career of Pierce Brosnan. It also was a forerunner of the similar series Moonlighting, and was also an influential part of television history in its own right.

Remington Steele's premise is that Laura Holt, a licensed private detective, opened a detective agency under her own name. She then found that potential clients would not hire a woman. To solve the problem, Laura invents a fake male superior whom she names Remington Steele. Through a series of events in the first episode a former thief and con man takes the identity of Remington Steele. Behind the scenes, Laura stays firmly in charge.

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Other recurring actors included:

  • Cassandra Harris (first wife of Pierce Brosnan) as Felicia, one of Steele's old flames, and Anna, a mysterious woman from Steele's past.
  • Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (father of Stephanie Zimbalist) as Daniel Chalmers, a charming con man who was Steele's mentor and surrogate father (revealed to be his biological father in the end) and whose real name was unknown. He died in the last episode, "Steeled With A Kiss, Part Two."
  • Beverly Garland as Abigail Holt, Laura's mother.
  • Gary Frank as Detective James Jarvis, a somewhat incompetent police detective who more often than not falsely accused the principal characters and their clients of murder.
  • Michael Constantine as George Edward Mulch, a business man with far-fetched ideas only looking for fame and fortune.
  • James Tolkan as Norman Keyes, an insurance investigator bent on proving Steele to be a fraud. He died in the fifth season.

Guest stars included:

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