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Release Date:
3 May 1977 (USA) See more »
A failed Quinn Martin pilot for a series starring a Hawaii-based government counter intelligence agency run by the indomitable Aunt Mary... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Maybe if they used the name Code name: Viper, this series would of lasted longer? See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Roy Thinnes ... Johnny Paul

France Nuyen ... Tso-Tsing
Zulu ... Zulu
Ward Costello ... Captain Macintosh

Don Knight ... H.K. Muldoon

Ian McShane ... Sean Donovan / Father Horton / Colonel Millard Butler

Eric Braeden ... Ernest Graeber

Dennis Patrick ... Commander Yarnell
Alex Henteloff ... Dr. Edward Sherman
Frank Michael Liu ... Hikaru Sakai

Eric Christmas ... Father Murphy
Ernest Harada ... Hero Yamamoto
Harry Endo ... Dr. En-Ping
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frederick H. Bruns ... (uncredited)
Dan Cicogni ... (uncredited)
Cynthia Cookinham ... (uncredited)
Elissa Dulce Hoopai ... (uncredited)
Brian Fong ... (uncredited)
Jack Hisatake ... (uncredited)
Kimo Hugko ... (uncredited)
Joe Moore ... (uncredited)
Sam Peters ... (uncredited)
Ivan Splater ... (uncredited)
Lee Stetson ... Tanner (uncredited)
William Valentine ... (uncredited)
Janet Ritchey Wagener ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeannot Szwarc 
Writing credits
Paul King (written by)

Produced by
Marty Katz .... executive in charge of production
Paul King .... producer
Quinn Martin .... executive producer
Original Music by
Morton Stevens 
Cinematography by
Jack Whitman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jim Gross  (as James Gross)
Art Direction by
George B. Chan 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
Production Management
Robert Enrietto .... unit production manager
Dick Gallegly .... production manager
Don Hall .... post-production supervisor
Edward Teets .... executive production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Enrietto .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Alex Bamattre .... sound editor
Editorial Department
Richard K. Brockway .... executive editorial supervisor (as Richard Brockway)
Music Department
John Elizalde .... music supervisor
Jack Lowry .... music editor
Other crew
John Conwell .... in charge of talent
Stephanie Spangler .... location manager (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

78 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (video rating)

Did You Know?

Featured movie of the 8th episode of the sixth season of Mystry Science Theater 3000 (1989). It was accompanied by the short, "A Day at the Fair."See more »


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Maybe if they used the name Code name: Viper, this series would of lasted longer?, 2 April 2012
Author: Aaron1375

Nah, because it is missing a key ingredient for any television show or movie based around espionage to be successful. That ingredient? It has to be interesting! This thing is just boring, had MST3K not dug it up, it would have probably been never heard of again, sleeping forever with the fishes. Instead, we get to witness a very bad pilot for a show that was very poorly conceived from its poor choice of actor to star in the film, to the most unattractive female lead I have ever seen. Also, the bad guys are always five steps ahead, the good guy barely catching up at the end for a mad dash to the finish which lead to the strangest final conclusion I have ever seen. I mean I was ready for the good guys and bad guys to go to a bar afterward and trade stories about how hard it was to track them down, or how they would of gotten away if not for this or that. The plot, bad guy goes after either a poison or some sort of chemical explosive. Not sure which, it was a bit hard to follow. Still, there were so many wonderful shots of Hawaii to view that it took one's mind off the fact this film was boring. Well it did not have all that many shots of beautiful Hawaii so much as one or two shots that looked like they might have come from the islands. I am wondering were all the episodes going to be like this? If so, it is a good thing they pulled the plug on this series early otherwise they would be releasing volume one on DVD to an unsuspecting public who would read the "Code Name: Diamond Head" title and think it is some sort of cool James Bond like series. Which it most certainly is not, but I bet it could be used to induce sleep.

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