MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 19,487 this week

The Helicopter Spies (1968)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  2 January 1968 (Japan)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 191 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 110 titles
created 26 Aug 2011
 
a list of 169 titles
created 04 Mar 2012
 
a list of 9982 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 11 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Helicopter Spies (1968)

The Helicopter Spies (1968) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Helicopter Spies.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Girl Happy (1965)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer and his band to keep an eye on his daughter during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Stone
Made in Paris (1966)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Maggie Scott (Ann-Margret), a fashion buyer in Paris on her first buying spree where she meets famous fashion designer Mark Fontaine (Louis Jourdan) and he immediately gives her the big ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Ann-Margret, Louis Jourdan, Richard Crenna
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll
The Ambushers (1967)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A government space saucer is hijacked mid-flight by a powerful laser beam under the control of Jose Ortega, who then proceeds to rape the female pilot, Sheila Sommars. ICE sends agent Matt ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Dean Martin, Senta Berger, Janice Rule
Angela (1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A war vet finds out that a former prostitute had his baby. Doubting it's his, he gives it away, so she reports him. 20 years later, she still wants to find her son. She meets a young man and falls in love, but the vet's prison term ends.

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Sophia Loren, Steve Railsback, John Huston
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Squadron Leader Quint Munroe, an RAF pilot in World War II, has a hard time dealing with the presumed death in action of fellow Sq. Leader David 'Scotty' Scott, whose family practically ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: David McCallum, Suzanne Neve, Charles Gray
Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Christopher George, Laraine Stephens, J.D. Cannon
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

14-year-old Kurt Russell plays Jamie, an orphaned boy heading westward with a wagon train. Charles Bronson is a wagon scout Linc Murdock, who runs into difficulties when he meets old flame ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Charles Bronson, Susan Oliver, Kurt Russell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Five Mexican street urchins steal a dime from the church's collection box and bet it on a race-horse.

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: BarBara Luna, Rafael López, Roger Mobley
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A murder case that can't be won is assigned to a young defense attorney. He asks his old ailing friend, a legend among attorneys, for help on the case as his consultant.

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Nick Adams, Claude Rains
The Emperor's Clothes (TV Movie 1960)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Jules Munshin, Charles Saari
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Martin Gabel, Phillip Pine
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Napoleon Solo (archive footage)
...
Illya Kuryakin (archive footage)
...
Annie (archive footage)
...
Luther Sebastian (archive footage)
Lola Albright ...
Azalea (archive footage)
...
Alexander Waverly (archive footage)
...
Dr. Parviz Kharmusi (archive footage)
...
Third-Way Priest (archive footage)
...
Laurie Sebastian (archive footage)
...
The Aksoy Brothers (archive footage)
...
Carl (archive footage)
...
White Hunter (archive footage)
...
Mom (archive footage)
Robert Karnes ...
Ship's Captain (archive footage)
Barbara Moore ...
Lisa Rogers (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 January 1968 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Los espías del helicóptero  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The original story was first broadcast on NBC@8:00 p.m. (EDT), October 2 and 9, 1967, as the 93rd and 94th episodes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964): "The Prince Of Darkness Affair" (Parts 1 and 2).Feature copyright is also 1967. See more »

Goofs

When Napoleon Solo is meeting Dr Kharmusi for the first time, Dr Kharmusi is seen lighting the top candle of a large candelabra. However, when he blows out the taper, he also blows out two of the other candles at the same time. See more »

Connections

Follows The Spy with My Face (1965) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Hard-hitting spin off from the classic Man From UNCLE series"
28 August 2003 | by (Poole, Dorset) – See all my reviews

Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuriyakin hire notorious safe cracker Luther Sebastian (Bradford Dillman) who helps them recover a Thermal Prism from a crazed scientist in Iran. However, Sebastian is the leader of a mystic cult called "The Third Way" who believe that they will inherit the Earth when their elderly leader (John Carradine) speaks for the first time in twenty years. Sebastian steals the weapon for himself along with a United States government rocket so that he can launch the prism into orbit and demand that the "Third Way" have control of the world. Solo and Kuriyakin race against time to prevent the megalomaniac Sebastian for fulfilling his evil designs.

THE HELICOPTER SPIES is the seventh big-screen spin off from the popular MAN FROM UNCLE spy series. It was compiled from a season four two-part episode called THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS AFFAIR. However, in the countries where it was released theatrically, the TV version wasn't transmitted thus making it a completely new story for the overseas market.

After the clumsy slapstick antics of THE KARATE KILLERS (see my review), THE HELICOPTER SPIES marked a welcome return to form with director Boris Sagal bringing a hard hitting approach to the nonsensical material. The pace is fast and entertaining and there are some fine action scenes including the theft of a rocket from a train involving some neat work with helicopters. Bradford Dillman makes a great villain while Robert Vaughn and David McCallam are their usual impressive selves as Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuriyakin. The only downside is that the low budget occasionally shows.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Code message to UNCLE agents? mike-3919
Discuss The Helicopter Spies (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?