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The Six Million Dollar Man (1973)

TV Movie  |   |  Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  7 March 1973 (USA)
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After an astronaut/test pilot is catastrophically mutilated in a test plane crash, he is rebuilt and equipped with nuclear powered bionic limbs and implants.

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Credited cast:
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Barbara Anderson ...
Jean Manners
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Oliver Spencer
Charles Robinson ...
Prisoner (as Charles Knox Robinson)
Ivor Barry ...
Geraldton
Dorothy Green ...
Mrs. McKay
Anne Whitfield ...
Young Woman
George Wallace ...
General
Robert Cornthwaite ...
Dr. Ashburn
Olan Soule ...
Saltillo (as Olan Soulé)
Norma Storch ...
Woman
Maurice Sherbanee ...
Nudaylah
John Mark Robinson ...
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Colonel Steve Austin, astronaut and test pilot, is badly injured when he crashes while testing an experimental aircraft. A covert government agency (OSI) is willing to pay for special prosthetics to replace the eye, arm and both legs he lost in the crash. Highly advanced technology (Bionics) built into them will make him faster, stronger and better than normal. In return they want him to become a covert agent for the OSI. It will cost $6,000,000 to rebuild Steve Austin. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The Six Million Dollar Man: The Moon and the Desert  »

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Stock footage from Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) is used in this film. Notice just before Steve goes into get his bionics attached - the warm up of the computers is the scene where Colossus is activated. See more »

Goofs

In the sequences of stock footage showing preparation for Steve Austin's launch to the moon, images alternate between shots of the Saturn V Skylab rocket, the Saturn V (moon launch) rocket, and the Saturn 1B on the pad. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Rudy Wells: We've given you an eye for an eye, haven't we? An arm for an arm?
Steve Austin: My arm didn't come packed in a wooden box!
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Has this show been forgotten?
28 January 2002 | by (Leicester,England) – See all my reviews

Just flicking through IMDB on a Monday evening, as you do, and have been stirred to write something through what can only be described as the apathy of others.

This show has only got ONE comment. (You're not supposed to comment on the other folk's remarks, but I'm not doing that, I'm writing to complain about the near absence of feedback, and the other writer thought it cool too).

Can anyone reading this please offer their opinion. I attended school in the seventies when this show was originally aired, and have fond memories of it. Later in life I spent many years travelling and working throughout the world and in the classic scene of many different nationalities coming together in the evening over a bottle of wine, few beers etc this show was one of the highlights of conversation. Surely people must remember back with glee the exploits of Steve Austin and his bionic implants. There was a time when a whole peer group (myself included) wanted to train as astronauts just to come a cropper at some point in order to be dragged out of the smouldering wreckage so we may be rebuilt in the new, improved style. That's what seventies youngsters dreamt of; embodying new technology in a personal and pretty literal way. I remember the start:- Steve Austin, a man barely alive. We can rebuild him.

Better.

Stronger.

Faster.

It's a pity other people can't remember a little and perhaps write a bit more. Please get in touch.


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