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The Partners 

Lennie Crooke and George Robinson are inept detectives teamed together to solve crimes. Captain Andrews is their exasperated boss, Sgt. Higgenbottom a smarmy co-worker. Freddy confesses to most of the neighborhood crimes.

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Don Adams
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Don Adams ...  Det. Lennie Crooke 20 episodes, 1971-1972
Rupert Crosse Rupert Crosse ...  Det. George Robinson 20 episodes, 1971-1972
John Doucette ...  Capt. Aaron William Andrews 20 episodes, 1971-1972
Dick Van Patten ...  Sgt. Nelson Higgenbottom 19 episodes, 1971-1972
Robert Karvelas Robert Karvelas ...  Freddie Butler 7 episodes, 1971-1972
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Lennie Crooke and George Robinson are inept detectives teamed together to solve crimes. Captain Andrews is their exasperated boss, Sgt. Higgenbottom a smarmy co-worker. Freddy confesses to most of the neighborhood crimes.

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With detectives like Don Adams and Rupert Crosse around, there's more to worry about than ever. But you're laughing too hard at Don's new hit to care.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1971 (USA) See more »

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Coup double See more »

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Runtime:

(20 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Godfrey Cambridge was originally cast as Det. Robinson but left during rehearsals due to creative differences with Don Adams. See more »

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Edited into Confessions of a Top Crime Buster (1971) See more »

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Indeed times were changing, but...
1 January 2008 | by cinedudeSee all my reviews

"The Partners" was a hoot! When it was good, it was great, when it was bad, it was about as mediocre as a mediocre episode of "Get Smart". As another person commented, times were changing and shows like "All In The Family" started to appear -- they were more realist, whereas shows like "The Partners" were much less so. In any case, I have a few episodes recorded on tape from repeats in the early 80s... and I still watch them from time to time for a laugh. Don Adams was a comedy genius (RIP).

...And the music from the series was awesome. The main title was superb... I think it was by Lalo Schifrin, a composer I adore, who was at the top of his game in the early 70s (e.g. "Dirty Harry" and, especially, "Magnum Force").

I would dearly love to own this one season wonder on DVD (or better yet Blu-Ray/HD-DVD)


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