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A wealthy former mental patient goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate. While walking the grounds one day she hears the screams of a woman coming from underneath the ground who has ... See full summary »
Olivia de Havilland,
A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a... See full summary »
A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to ... See full summary »
John Llewellyn Moxey
George O'Hanlon Jr.,
"Escape" was a pilot for a TV series that never was approved by the networks and like what was often the case in the 1970s, the pilot was shown as a movie of the week on TV. In the case of this one, I could understand why it wasn't approved...it was awfully strange...even for an action/adventure show.
The film stars Christopher George as 'Cameron Steele'...a man of adventure much like The Saint, James Bond and Mannix put together. This case is a weird one, as the trail eventually leads to a supposedly dead man. Now here's the kicker...the guy has a Bond villain-like lair hidden in an amusement park funhouse! And what's he doing in there with his minions? He's working on creating life from non-life--but not like creating a Frankenstein's monster but by creating a germ-like thing that will potentially destroy all life on the planet! Can our man of action possibly stop this madman?! Well, considering it was supposed to be a possible series, it doesn't take Einstein to conclude that the planet will not be destroyed!
This is an odd one...that's for sure. After all, the likes of Huntz Hall and Avery Schreiber co-star in this! A strange confection....kind of like a movie serial and adventure film that left me feeling a bit baffled at its oddness. Not bad...just odd and a film that makes you wonder what the folks were trying to do here.
If you want to see this film, a very yellowed copy is available on YouTube.
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