Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)
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The Prizefighter 

Dempsey and Makepeace find the broken body of a bare-knuckle prizefighter on the street carrying counterfeit money. Posing as an American couple named Dwayne and Lu, they manage to get into... See full summary »

Director:

Baz Taylor

Writers:

Murray Smith, Tony Wharmby (creator)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Brandon ... Dempsey
Glynis Barber ... Makepeace
Ray Smith Ray Smith ... Spikings
Tony Osoba ... Det. Sgt. Chas Jarvis
Ben Howard Ben Howard ... Jerry Curtis
June Barry June Barry ... Mrs. Spikings
Frederik de Groot ... Olaf Schram
Lee Walker Lee Walker ... Mick Tucker
Seeta Indrani ... Doctor
Patrick Durkin ... Horse Johnson
Kim Wall ... D.C. Fry
Jonathan Docker-Drysdale Jonathan Docker-Drysdale ... D.S. Ward
Lorna Barton Lorna Barton ... Cocktail Waitress
Greg Powell Greg Powell ... Ginger Danson
Gerry Crampton ... Knuckles Brannigan
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Storyline

Dempsey and Makepeace find the broken body of a bare-knuckle prizefighter on the street carrying counterfeit money. Posing as an American couple named Dwayne and Lu, they manage to get into the illegal underground fight. Meanwhile Mrs. Spikings forces her husband to have his men search for her stolen car. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1986 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Olaf Schram: So you like a good fight?
Dempsey: Sure do.
Jerry Curtis: Because we can give you the chance of seeing one really close.
Dempsey: Really?
Makepeace: How close?
Jerry Curtis: Oh he goes down to two.
Dempsey: Oh no way... no way, I am a spectator only, I do not fight, I will not fight.
Jerry Curtis: Mountaintop won't hurt you.
Olaf Schram: He'll hold you up in the first round.
Jerry Curtis: So either you go down...
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