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Escape (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  6 April 1971 (USA)
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A scientist's experiment could lead to the first man-made, functioning, living organism. An elite escape artist-private investigator is working to stop him.

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A scientist's experiment could lead to the first man-made, functioning, living organism. An elite escape artist-private investigator is working to stop him.

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Certainly worth a look...
10 July 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This TV movie was actually the pilot for a series that never got made. I'm a bit surprised since this seems to be a pretty good example of the private investigator genre so popular around 1970.

The cast is pretty strong, with Christopher George, Avery Schreiber (Jack Burns' sidekick) and the B+ legend William Schallert. The mood is so funky 1970s that it is almost an historical document in parts.

Christopher G plays a former professional escape artist who is now a private investigator, and it is obviously pretty lucrative judging by his "cool pad, man". Avery S is his slightly dubious associate. They hang at a bar where, today, Penn & Teller would probably know quite a few people.

Some scenes are a bit silly, and we never really find out much about the scientific breakthrough that is the cause of all this skulduggery.

Nonetheless it is quite fun. You can catch it on YouTube since it has never been released to DVD. Have a look one night when you have a couple of spare hours.


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