Tenspeed and Brown Shoe: The Millionaire’s Life TV Show  » TV  »
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  • This is actually one of my favorite roles of his
  • However, the growing bond between the partners and friends is what makes this episode stand out and worth watching

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      Tenspeed and Brown Shoe: The Millionaire’s Life aired originally in March 1980 and was the detective show’s fifth outing. By now, we’re pretty comfortable in the unique relationship that is building between Lionel Whitney (Jeff Goldblum) and sometimes con man, E.L. ‘Tenspeed’ Turner (Ben Vereen).

      This episode actually shows and acknowledges that the two have become friends in spite of their many differences in styles and in fact care about each other. This


      is proven in part by Tenspeed trying to keep Lionel’s private eye business from going under. He recruits one of his old scamming partners, Mike, to work with him on a con which is designed to bring in the money needed to save the business.

      James Sloyan is great fun to watch in this role of the partner. He has a great line at one point where he tells Tenspeed that he’s sounding ...


      • more like a mark than the con man. Vereen’s reaction is priceless, and it’s a fun moment to watch. Sloyan looks like he’s having fun playing this part as well. He really goes to town with his interpretation of how Mike acts. This is actually one of my favorite roles of his.

        Young Meeno Peluce has a small role in the show as a thief in the park where Lionel and

        Tenspeed hang out a lot. Peluce is good, but the story isn’t resolved enough for me. The episode actually concludes with him pulling off another heist, so to speak, and Lionel wanting to give chase. That’s the weak point of this series, though. They don’t seem to resolve the side stories, as this one was.

        However, the growing bond between the partners and friends is what makes this episode stand out and worth watching.




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