During World War II, a wealthy Canadian uses his own money to help the Allies form an espionage network.
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 Sir William Stephenson (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Evan Michaelian (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Madelaine (3 episodes, 1979)
Paul Harding ...
 Colonel Juergen (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Sister Luke (3 episodes, 1979)
Peter Gilmore ...
 Gubbins (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Wainwright (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Winston Churchill (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Alexander Korda (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Cynthia (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Anna (3 episodes, 1979)
Belinda Mayne ...
 Deidra, girl on steps (3 episodes, 1979)
Larry Reynolds ...
 Nils Bohr (3 episodes, 1979)
Joseph Golland ...
 Albert Einstein (3 episodes, 1979)
Chris Wiggins ...
 Heisenberg (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Bill Donovan (3 episodes, 1979)
Ken James ...
 J. Edgar Hoover (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Willoughby (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Newsvendor (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Jump Master (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Acker (3 episodes, 1979)
Leon Greene ...
 Czech Resistance Leader (3 episodes, 1979)
Brian Stirner ...
 Ernst Mueller (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Mr. Pointdexter (3 episodes, 1979)
Paul Shelley ...
 Bo (3 episodes, 1979)
David King
(3 episodes, 1979)
Joe Dunlop
(3 episodes, 1979)
John Quentin
(3 episodes, 1979)
Sue Vanner
(3 episodes, 1979)
Spencer Banks
(3 episodes, 1979)
Jack McKenzie ...
 2nd Clerck (3 episodes, 1979)
Judy Wiles
(3 episodes, 1979)
William Greaves
(3 episodes, 1979)
Adrian Gibbs
(3 episodes, 1979)
Roger Owen
(3 episodes, 1979)
Tony Stephens
(3 episodes, 1979)
Chris Jenkinson
(3 episodes, 1979)
Marianne Stone ...
 Woman with Pistol (3 episodes, 1979)
Lincoln Wright
(3 episodes, 1979)
John Alkin ...
 Pilot of Moon Plane (3 episodes, 1979)
Ian De Voy ...
 Customs Officer (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Ingrid (3 episodes, 1979)
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 William Donovan (3 episodes, 1979)
Dick Grant ...
 Embassy Guard (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Maitre'd (3 episodes, 1979)
Andrew Semple ...
 Swedish Navy Officer (3 episodes, 1979)
George Waring ...
 German Naval Officer (3 episodes, 1979)
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A Man Called Intrepid tells for the first time the full story of British Security Co-ordination, the international allied intelligence agency of World War 2 whose work has been a closely guarded secret for the past sixty years. Accounts include top level wartime undercover operations including the breaking of the German Enigma code and the race for the atomic bomb. It is a gripping true story of extraordinary personal heroism and sacrifice in the face of war. Written by mahajanssen

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From the international best-selling book . . . The greatest spy adventure ever lived - because it's true! See more »

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Adventure | Drama | War

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20 May 1979 (USA)  »

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Un hombre llamado intrépido  »

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CAD 6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Noël Coward, a Second World War wartime secret agent for the "Intrepid" spy-ring organization, once told Sir William Stephenson: "One of these days they're going to do a movie about this and if they ever do, you insist that it be done by my old friend David Niven". Apparently, shortly before Coward's death, he told the producers of this film/mini-series, "Make sure Niven does it!" See more »

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Pretty good, but not the book
30 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought a copy of the mini series on ebay, the guy who had it lived all the way in Denmark.

Funny thing is that it was copied from television less than 60 miles from where I live in California.

The film was a bit disappointing if you read the book. Characters were merged and changed.

All in all though it was still very good.

People really need to read the forward of the book to see similarities of what is going on today. We may once again be involved in a war that we may or may not be able to win.


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