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Simon & Simon

Year:
Duration:
60 min
Genres:
Action | Mystery | Drama
IMDB rate:
7.1
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1981-11-24
Filming Locations: Colonial Street, Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
Simon & Simon
Michael Constantine
Michael Constantine
Simon & Simon
Glenn Corbett
Angel Tompkins
Angel Tompkins
Simon & Simon
Gerald McRaney
Rick Simon
Jameson Parker
A.J. Simon
Mary Carver
Cecilia Simon
Tim Reid
Lt. Marcel 'Downtown' Brown
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Trivia
The show was set in San Diego but mainly filmed in the Greater Los Angeles area in the Venice and Marina del Rey districts of Los Angeles County and near and around Universal City next to it's production base at Universal Studios. The San Diego area does appear in many episodes but usually limited to a few scenes and what is known as "B" roll.
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The pilot was originally shot in South Florida and the show was called "Pirates Key" it was moved to California (San Diego setting mainly filmed in Los Angeles) after the pilot was filmed.
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Rick's truck in the show was a 'Macho Power Wagon,' a series of specialty 4x4 trucks manufactured by Dodge from 1977 through 1981, part of the 'Adult Toys' campaign to appeal to younger buyers. The main truck used in the show was a 1979 model long bed in sierra red with special Macho paint job and decals. Midway through the first season, a second truck was added, a 1980 Dodge long bed 4x4 cloned to look like the '79 Macho. The easiest way to tell the difference between the two trucks is in the roll bar. The '79 Macho roll bar is padded and has perfectly straight diagonal supports. The '80 Macho clone uses an after-market roll bar that isn't padded. Also, the diagonal supports bend horizontally before adjoining the main bar. Shots often alternate between the two trucks in the same scenes.
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Quotes
Rick Simon: Town, now this assignment you got, it's probably gonna be very tiring, right? And you could use a rest... well we're gonna be doing a big celebration when this is all over, y'know, we're gonna do a kind of a blow-out weekend over in Vegas... why don't you kinda tag along with us, y'know, we'll comp you to the Robert Goulet show... it'll be great.
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Rick Simon: [to nurse at Mental Hospital where he and AJ are being held by the villian] Take me to my brother or I'll do something Alfred Hitchcock never dreamed of.
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Brad Daniels: You look like a straight-ahead guy, I'll get right to the point. A contract has been taken out on my life. Lt. M.P. 'Downtown' Brown: Who took it out on you?
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Photos from cast
Billy Crystal Giovanni Ribisi Dean Stockwell Robyn Bernard Dehl Berti Bobbie Bresee Michael Constantine Gretchen Corbett