Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
Season
1
Episode
16

Dirty Business (2 Feb. 1977)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Crime


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A film laboratory is the target of an arson attempt, but the victim Marvin Goldman is reluctant to disclose details that the Angels need to discover who is behind it and why. The cover-up could cost Jill her life.


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  • Farrah Fawcett in Charlie's Angels (1976)
  • Farrah Fawcett and Alan Feinstein in Charlie's Angels (1976)
  • Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith in Charlie's Angels (1976)
  • Farrah Fawcett in Charlie's Angels (1976)
  • Jaclyn Smith in Charlie's Angels (1976)
  • Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith in Charlie's Angels (1976)

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9 October 2011 | moonspinner55
4
| "Watch out for the devil..."
Packed with plot, this episode from the first season of "Charlie's Angels" is absolutely fatigued by an onslaught of characters and dead-end trails, leading to underwhelming returns. The owner of a film processing lab in Los Angeles reluctantly hires the Angels after two masked thugs attempt to burn his most recent reels; Sabrina, Kelly, and Jill take an awful long time to realize their client is a pornographer, and a quick location shot in one of his naughty epics reveals dirty police detectives planting evidence at a murder scene. The ladies look lovely, as usual, but director Bill Bixby has them and faithful Bosley running around in circles checking out leads and interviewing investors. There's a funny scene with Jaclyn Smith pretending to be a dumb brunette who wants to be an actress, and Farrah Fawcett-Majors flirts openly with a hotshot D.A. who undresses her with his eyes ("Compliment noted," she tells him. "And accepted."). Kate Jackson gets stuck with the worst, most pointless bit: attempting to get information from a burly environmental revolutionary who screams at her, "It's the rape of the wheat!" Bixby manages to bring the episode to a decent close, but the majority of "Dirty Business" is boring talk. All work and no play puts the Angels out of business.

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