A retired spy is reluctantly lured back into action to take down a mad scientist living on a tropical island.

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John Shackelford
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Tania Reston
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Bill Worthington
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Dr. Cresus
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The Dane
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Terry Batliner
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Whitey Ullman
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A retired spy is reluctantly lured back into action to take down a mad scientist living on a tropical island.

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24 February 1978 (USA)  »

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Quirky spy flick - standard plot line, odd characters.
2 May 2000 | by (Kansas City MO) – See all my reviews

If you liked Nick Mancuso in the short-lived "Stingray" TV series, you'll get a kick out of this earlier work. Mancuso's portrayal of the wry, disillusioned outrider, John Shackleford, adds unexpected depth to an otherwise run-of-the-mill 1970's spy yarn. (think "6 million dollar man" without the bionics, but with more than enough attitude to make up the difference).

If you like cranky spy types, there are some classier alternatives. You might want to look into several movies based on Len Deighton novels, such as "The Ipcress File", or "Funeral in Berlin". Michael Caine shines as Harry Palmer, a cold warrior, who is the perfect anti-hero of espionage.


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