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Gerry Anderson (writer)
Sylvia Anderson (writer)
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Release Date:
20 November 1968 (USA) See more »
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The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Peter Dyneley ... Jeff Tracy (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward (voice)

Shane Rimmer ... Scott Tracy (voice)
Jeremy Wilkin ... Virgil Tracy / Hogarth (voice)
Matt Zimmerman ... Alan Tracy / Carter (voice)
David Graham ... Gordon Tracy / Brains / Aloysius Parker (voice)
Keith Alexander ... John Tracy / Narrator (voice)
Gary Files ... The Hood (Black Phantom) / Captain Foster (I) / Lane (voice)
Christine Finn ... Tin-Tin / Indian Fortune-teller (voice)
John Carson ... Captain Foster (II) (voice)
Geoffrey Keen ... James Glenn (voice)

Directed by
David Lane 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerry Anderson  writer
Sylvia Anderson  writer

Produced by
Sylvia Anderson .... producer
Gerry Anderson .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Barry Gray 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Oakes 
 
Film Editing by
Len Walter 
 
Art Direction by
Bob Bell 
 
Production Management
Norman Foster .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Anderson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Tony Dunsterville .... property maker
Peter Holmes .... property master
John Lageu .... set designer
Keith Wilson .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Brian Hickin .... sound editor
Peter Pennell .... sound editor
John Peverill .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Ashton .... model maker
Eric Backman .... model maker
Ray Brown .... model maker
Tim Cooksey .... puppet workshop
Terry Curtis .... puppet workshop
Sheena McGregor .... assistant puppeteer
Derek Meddings .... visual effects director
Linda Rutter .... assistant puppeteer
Plugg Shutt .... puppet workshop
Brian Smithies .... model workshop
Ian Spurrier .... lip sync
Wanda Webb .... puppeteer
Ian Wingrove .... visual effects assistant
Charmaine Wood .... assistant puppeteer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Derek Black .... camera operator: location unit
Tommy Fletcher .... camera operator: location unit
Ted Fowler .... camera operator: location team
Peter Nash .... camera operator
Ian Vinson .... camera focus operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Martin .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Len Cleal .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Eric Faulkner .... pilot: models
Joan Hughes .... pilot: Tiger Moth
Mary Turner .... puppet coordinator
 
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89 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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In the first scene when all the men in the meeting room are laughing (which is the only time in any of Gerry Anderson's puppet series that this happens), you can see fillings in the teeth of one of the puppets.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Lady Penelope is so concerned with the fate of the DX 102 airliner crash, she doesn't notice that the second and third paragraphs in the bogus newspaper report of the crash are exactly the same as the first.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:A beautiful island in the Pacific, secret base of International Rescue, so far undetected. Outwardly, the luxury home of millionaire ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy.See more »
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Followed by Invaders from the Deep (1981)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Man in his Flying MachineSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The last fling of the Tracey family., 13 June 2008
Author: chrismartonuk-1 from United Kingdom

By the time this belated TV spin-off appeared, Captain Scarlet had come and gone and Thunderbirds was yesterday's news. Such was the shallow fickle values of us kids back in the 60's. I was very surprised to see this announced for production in TV TORNADO. I recall the vast amount of hype the original film received and assumed for years it had been a box-office success. However, the whole Anderson supermarionation empire was in its decline as fashions changed by the late 60's. Joe 90 was to appear to a less-than-rapturous reception and The Secret Service was virtually stillborn. At least Joe got his own comic and a Big Rat toy. All I recall of The Secret Service was a clip on Magpie and a Sweet cigarette picture card of the Rev Unwin. This might not have mattered so much if the Anderson's had learnt the lesson of the previous film. How many producers get the opportunity to make a sequel to a film that flopped? While the plot against the Tracey's by Black Phantom (is it really a suddenly vain toupeed Hood?) is a more satisfyingly personal drama as opposed to the Zero X launch, the whole plot is, again, a bog-standard TV episode dragged out with whimsical foreign interludes that exercised the model makers ingenuity but fatally kill any sense of pace. The finale of the Skyship delicately balanced on the aerial wrenches up the tension but is too little too late - and it drops onto a missile base for added pyrotechnic value. I recall some publicity being raised on national TV news by the live-action shots of the bi-plane roaring over an unfinished motorway. I suspect Anderson was more interested in these as a calling card to show he could handle live-action as opposed to puppetry so - like The Secret Service - this serves as a transitional film to the human-based melodramatics of the 70's with UFO and Space 1999. While Anderson could handle full-sized action, endowing his non-marionette figures with any breath of humanity often proved beyond him.

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