Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Tenspeed and Brown Shoe|
Actors: Jeff Goldblum, Ben Vereen
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
DVD Debut of the Cannell Cult Classic - 12 Episodes of this beloved crime caper! Jeff Goldblum stars as the naive, terminally-square stockbroker Lionel "Brown Shoe" Whitney who fantasizes of becoming a hardboiled privat... more »
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Buyer Beware of a Issue!
R. T. O. Brien | Minnesota | 01/30/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"CBS, who owned the rights on the pilot refused to come to an arrangement for its usage on this DVD set! Therefore Mill Creek Entertainment has been forced to NOT include it on the DVD. All other episodes will be there. CBS has succeeded in making me as mad as hell. Its a 30 year old program being released to a budget-priced DVD! What do they care anymore?! So the pilot, which explains what you need to know about the show, is gone. There is a man on youtube, user id chuckcollins, who is planning on posting the pilot that he has from an old recording. So I guess for the price you could watch the pilot on youtube then enjoy the rest. Its what I plan to do, but I'm mad at CBS for screwing this up for everybody"
Marty Hopkirk | GB | 12/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This series was shown in my region of Britain in a ridiculous lunchtime slot, as 'filler.' As a result whenever I have mentioned it to people over the years, I get a glazed look in their eyes, and the question: 'Tenspeed & what?'
I seem to recall a senior US network executive called the introductory film the best 'pilot' he'd ever seen; I caught the second half of the pilot and was instantly hooked.
For the following few weeks I used to cycle home from school, watch the show and then cycle back late, ditching Physical Education class. (It's ok, I turned out alright).
It ended too soon but sometimes - when a show is cancelled - we can at least treasure it as something, which didn't run too long and eventually go off the boil...
The Tenspeed character resurfaced years later in the show JJ Starbuck, which has so far not been shown in Britain. I hope that gets released too.
Incredibly Funny Show with Great Actors!
Michael Welsh | 01/15/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tenspeed and Brown Shoe was a short lived series in the early 1980's. The chemistry between "detectives" Ben Vereen and Jeff Goldblum is not only extremely humorous, but also over the top, amazing acting. I remember looking forward to wathing the show each week and how disappointed I was when the network tanked it!
It was as good or better than Police Squad and it's about time it's coming to DVD!
Good but missing the pilot episode
Dark2452 | Pasadena, Texas USA | 04/09/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"We enjoyed this old show - blast from the past - except it was missing the pilot episode so the season isn't really complete!"