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Martin Caidin (novel)
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Release Date:
7 March 1973 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Lee Majors ... Steve Austin
Barbara Anderson ... Jean Manners

Martin Balsam ... Dr. Rudy Wells

Darren McGavin ... 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 ... Aide
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
M.J. Kane
Jim Drum ... Dr. No. 1 (uncredited)

Crane Jackson ... Dr. No. 3 (uncredited)
David McNight ... Dr. No. 2 (uncredited)

Radames Pera ... Alex (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Irving 
Writing credits
Terrence McDonnell (written by)

Martin Caidin  novel
Tom Greene  uncredited
Melvin Levy  uncredited
Howard Rodman  teleplay (as Henri Simoun)

Produced by
Richard Irving .... producer
Original Music by
Gil Melle  (as Gil Mellé)
Cinematography by
Emil Oster (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jean Jacques Berthelot  (as Jean J. Berthelot)
Buddy Small  (as Budd Small)
Richard M. Sprague 
Art Direction by
Raymond Beal 
Set Decoration by
Jerry Adams 
Production Management
Milton Feldman .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harvey S. Laidman .... assistant director
Sound Department
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (as Melvin M. Metcalfe)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Grady Hunt .... costumes
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor
Other crew
Martin Caidin .... technical consultant
Don Wayne .... magic consultant (uncredited)
Charles Scott .... we acknowledge with gratitude, for his assistance in the making of this film (as Mr. Charles Scott)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Six Million Dollar Man: The Moon and the Desert" - USA (rerun title)
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90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Iceland:L | Norway:11 (video premiere) | UK:U

Did You Know?

An unexpected effect of the show's popularity was that the producers discovered that some children who were fans of the show were deliberately trying to seriously injure themselves in the hopes of getting bionic parts. This led to the producers and star Lee Majors writing a letter to at least one such child to tell him that the show is purely fictional.See more »
Revealing mistakes: For the sequence showing Steve Austin's journey to the moon, there is a shot of an Apollo Command and Service Module making its way to the moon. It does not have the LM (Lunar Module) attached to it, which is used for the landing a few seconds later.See more »
Steve Austin:Yes sir?
General:Have you any idea what time it is?
Steve Austin:[looks up at the sky] About five to seven?
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
One of the Greatest Series, 4 May 2003
Author: georgemg from East Brunswick, NJ

I was always a very scientific boy by nature from a very young age. I studied & understood everything about science. Won awards for it. I loved Star Trek, Space 1999, Battlestar Galactica, Nova, In Search Of, Jacques Cousteau, etc. Anything scientific. This show fit perfectly into this collection. One of the most compelling things I will always remember is the music in the opening credits...that military drum beat march, the crackle of mission control radio communications, the sound of the breakaway from the test plane where you learn what's really going on, the drama & rising tension of the music as the capsule malfunctions and the pilot loses his battle for control, it still gets me all fired up to this day! The opening credits and music to that show is one of the most intense I've ever seen. The other day I saw this TV commercial, it was for a national ISP, where they used a really cheapo thin sounding imitation of the music from the Six Million Dollar Man. To me it was an outrage! It made me so mad because it was so weak, that I had to stop what I was doing and go out onto the Internet and find not just the music but an MPEG video of the actual opening credits with the original music. I proceeded to watch it over an over again for about an hour. It still gives me a thrill and brought back so many memories of my youth! I wound up harassing my poor patient wife for about a half hour with a lecture on how important this show was to my upbringing & psychology. The positive "Can Do" attitude of Oscar Goldman and the OSI, the science and the men who put Steve Austin back together again! The computer schematics of all his mechanical parts. The surgery room and lights. The testing. "Gentleman, we can rebuild him, better than he was before. Better, Stronger, Faster." (!!) These are words to live by! It was like I was 8 years old again! Needless to say, I love this show.

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