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The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000)

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 5 March 2000
A street kid interrupts Nero Wolfe's dinner with his eyewitness account of a kidnapping. The next day, the boy is dead and his mother comes to the detective with her son's meager savings and dying wish to hire Wolfe to solve his murder.

Director:

Bill Duke

Writers:

Rex Stout (novel), Paul Monash (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maury Chaykin ... Nero Wolfe
Timothy Hutton ... Archie Goodwin
Bill Smitrovich ... Inspector Cramer
Mimi Kuzyk ... Laura Fromm
Colin Fox Colin Fox ... Fritz
Saul Rubinek ... Saul Panzer
Larissa Laskin ... Jean Estey
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Denis Horan
Beau Starr ... Lips Egan
Elizabeth Saunders ... Mrs. Horan (as Elizabeth Brown)
Fulvio Cecere ... Fred Durkin
Nancy Beatty Nancy Beatty ... Mrs. Drossos
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Sergeant Purley Stebbins
Philip Craig ... James Maddox
Gerry Quigley Gerry Quigley ... Lon Cohen
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Storyline

A street kid interrupts Nero Wolfe's dinner with his eyewitness account of a kidnapping. The next day, the boy is dead and his mother comes to the detective with her son's meager savings and dying wish to hire Wolfe to solve his murder.

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Taglines:

Three Perfect Murders. One Perfect Detective.


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nero Wolfe si cerceii misteriosi See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Conrad Dunn plays the recurring role of Saul Panzer throughout the series except for the first case, The Golden Spiders, where that role was played by Saul Rubinick. Rubinick switched to the recurring role of newspaperman Lon Cohen for the rest of the series. See more »

Goofs

If the series is set in the 1950's the pay phone is wrong. It would have a different handset and cord. Not the handset or the silver cord in the episode. See more »

Quotes

Nero Wolfe: That woman is eighteen minutes late, and I shall not permit this to interfere with my lunch.
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Connections

Followed by A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001) See more »

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As good as book adaptations get
15 March 2001 | by theholmboySee all my reviews

As a longtime fan of Nero Wolfe novels, Maury Chaykin, and Timothy Hutton, I had high expectations of this movie. I was not disappointed. I watched it for the first time with some friends that knew nothing of Nero Wolfe and we all enjoyed it. The casting was superb and the sets and props seemed to be authentic for the period. My one complaint is that Saul Rubinek does not make a good Saul Panzer. Granted, he had a well-described character to live up to - one whose abilities the author describes in an awe-striking way. But he is not at all what I had pictured in my mind. A very minor criticism of a very excellent movie.


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