It seems that VERY many Cary Grant fans are also fans of the television program,
'Remington Steele.' Some seem to regard Pierce Brosnan as a Caryesque-type fellow.
The chief reason for 'Remington Steele's popularity seems to be his regular mention of old
movies. Recently, Laila
sent a list of
quotes from 'RS' referencing Cary's movies. I thought it might be a nice addition to my site!
But first ....
Some quotes from the Warbrides concerning
'Remington Steel' and Pierce Brosnan!!
"Remington Steele was (along
with Star Trek) my favorite TV series and every time they show it I watch it again.
Pierce Brosnan was born to do Steele, but if we had had Cary
Grant..." - Laila
"Re Pierce Brosnan (spelling?)
being the new Cary Grant... he is gorgeous and he has some funny lines, but ....." - Jan
"I must admit that a couple of
times Pierce Brosnan has reminded me of CG. But the whole 'Next whoever' is probably
just lazy journalism most of the time. ..... And anyway, who wants a 'next Cary'? The first one was good enough for me!" - Sarah
"As for who could be described
as a modern CG??? Well, obviously no-one. But the other day I was watching
'Goldeneye', and there was a split second when Pierce Brosnan REALLY reminded me of Cary.
I think it was just his expression, the look in his eye or something, I'm not sure. But
he's not a bad candidate, I reckon." - Sarah
"Now I've got that Remington
Steele theme song in my head. Thank you Henry Mancini, first the Baby Elephant walk and
now this!" - Jenny
The Irish Times of Pierce
"Conventionally handsome, politely wary and apparently straight out of a mould
respectfully marked 'for Cary Grant cloning-purposes'" "As for his
Cary Grant-like quality: 'It's been very useful. I have every reason for being more than
grateful to it.'"
"Remington Steele! What can I
say except "Yum!" He was one of my first major crushes and I still think he's
"One of the major achievements
in my life was the time I caught them in a mistake. They once said that "The Alphabet
Murders" by Agatha Christie was never made into a movie, but it was filmed in 1960
with Tony Randell as Hercule Poirot." - Tom
"I used to
watch the series regularly and I liked it a lot since there were so many "good
hidden" hints for any of CG's movies or classic movies in general, well, let's say
they were hidden for all those non-classic movie watchers, but not for me, I knew what
they were talking about. Yep, it was great, wasn't it how Steele and Laura managed to
solve all cases just by referring to typical classic movies" - Domi
Steele talking about that Pierce Brosnan guy as the next Cary. When I was fifteen I was
just starting to get into old movies. Remington Steele was my favorite show. I loved all
the references to classic films, especially the
episode that was a rip-off of North By North west where the guy they were looking for was
"Although Pierce Brosnan comes in high on the
Suavometer. He's just not funny enough to
begin to compare to CG." - Jenny
"Pierce Brosnan is SO SO SO SO
SO SO SO very gorgeous!!!!"
"I do remember there was a
poster for the movie "Notorious" in Remington's
apartment in that series." - Lynn
>I must admit that a
couple of times Pierce Brosnan has reminded me of CG.
The whole Remington Steele character was an allusion to Cary Grant, (did he
ever mention a Cary Grant movie in the series. I remember Stephanie Zimblist
using "Tracy Lords" as an alias.) but I always thought the idea behind the
character was more Archie Leech pretending to be Cary Grant." - Tom
Remington Steel too! I still try to watch it if I ever find it in syndication. I caught
most of those CG references too."
"I loved that
show. I even managed to catch them in a mistake once. They once said "The Alphabet
Murders" was an Agatha Christie mystery that was never made into a movie. It was
called "the ABC Murders" and starred Tony Randall. And there was a
French film called "The Sleeping Car Murders" that seemed loosely based on it. (and had
a great surf music soundtrack)
There was a running plot about an investigator pursuing Remington to prove
he was in the country illegally, and his name was Keyes in a reference to
"OK now I've
been bitten by the Remington Steele Bug. Remember how
Remington used to spout movie titles when the plots of cases were curiously
similar to classic films? Its one of the things that made me love old
movies, seriously, I know it sounds cheesy, but it was my favorite show
when I was 15 and it had a great influence over me." - Jenny
In the February issue of Biography Magazine,
2001, pg 36 several asks Pierce Brosnan which romantic movie or
book character he would want to be.
Ferrante in 'An Affair to Remember' or Philip Adams in 'Indiscreet.'
love Cary Grant, especially in romantic comedies."
Arsenic and Old Lace (55)
Steele: "_____, Cary Grant, Raymond
Massey, Warner Brothers 1944."
Arsenic and Old Lace (91)
Mildred: "Come again, chief?"
Steele: "Cary Grant, Josephine Hull, Warner Brothers 1944."
Steele: "The game or the movie?"
Laura: "Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn!"
Steele: "Universal 1964."
North by Northwest (3)
[A character is named 'George Kaplan', Cary
Grant's character. In search of Kaplan, Steele sets sail for "two miles offshore,
north by northwest."]
North by Northwest (71)
Laura: "How can you be so sure?"
Steele: "_____, Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, MGM
North by Northwest (72)
Steele: "_____, Cary Grant, James
Mason, MGM 1959."
Laura: "I never saw it."
Steele: "Laura, sometimes you're very difficult to talk to."
Steele: "Good idea, wouldn't you
Laura: "Hm. Very good."
Steele: "That's what I thought. Well, it had to be good. Claude Rains did it in
Laura: "Well, it's true, Pepe's did have a bit of a reputation in those days."
Steele: "Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, RKO 1946."
Laura: "I must've missed that one."
To Catch a Thief (15)
Laura: "John Roby?"
Steele: "_____, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Paramount uh 1955."
To Catch a Thief (45)
Steele: "What are you talking
[furious] _____, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly,
Grant plays a retired catburglar named John Roby."
Steele: "I'm impressed."
Laura: "You took me to see it three weeks ago!"
of non-Cary 'Remington Steele' movie quotes >>