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Release Date:
26 May 1980 (USA) See more »
Track stars Phyllis(Phyl) and Mikhail(Mikhy)are on opposides sides of the Cold War but meet and marry... See more »
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 (Series Cast [5])
Rick Lohman ... Mikhail 'Mikhy' Orlov (6 episodes, 1980)

Murphy Cross ... Phyllis 'Phyl' Wilson (6 episodes, 1980)
Larry Haines ... Max Wilson (6 episodes, 1980)

Michael Pataki ... Vladimir Gimenko (6 episodes, 1980)

Jack Dodson ... Edgar 'Truck' Morley (6 episodes, 1980)

Series Directed by
Hal Cooper (6 episodes, 1980)
Series Writing credits
Rod Parker (2 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
Hal Cooper .... producer (1 episode, 1980)
Rod Parker .... producer (1 episode, 1980)
Series Film Editing by
Kelly Sandefur (1 episode, 1980)
Series Casting by
Linda Otto (1 episode, 1980)
Series Art Direction by
Chuck Murawski (1 episode, 1980)
Series Costume Design by
Lee Smith (1 episode, 1980)
Series Makeup Department
Tommy Cole .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1980)
Helene Sheptin .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1980)
Series Production Management
Amanda Hockney .... unit manager (1 episode, 1980)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hal Collins .... post production associate director (1 episode, 1980)
Art Dielhenn .... associate director (1 episode, 1980)
Series Art Department
Robert Earl Thurmond .... property master (1 episode, 1980)
Series Sound Department
Kerry Boggio .... audio (1 episode, 1980)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
George Schamp .... lighting director (1 episode, 1980)
Series Music Department
Hal Cooper .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 1980)
Rod Parker .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 1980)
Series Other crew
Anatoli Davydov .... russian consultant (1 episode, 1980)
Joe Henderson .... stage manager (1 episode, 1980)
Lorraine Sevre-Richmond .... production associate (1 episode, 1980)
Len Uslaner .... technical director (1 episode, 1980)


Additional Details

30 min
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Rick Lohman and Larry Haines played grandson and grandfather on the daytime drama Search For Tomorrow.See more »


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Cold War borscht, lukewarm at best, 6 January 2013
Author: Captain Ed from Minnesooooooooota

This was an attempt at a Cold War sitcom that fell flat. Phyl(lis) is a young American athlete who falls in love with Mikhy (Mikhail), an athlete from the then-Soviet Union, who defects in order to live with Phyl and her family. It's a set-up for lots of bad fish-out-of-water jokes, along with a cute-and-cuddly KGB agent (Michael Pataki) who follows Mikhy in hopes of getting him back to the Soviet Union.

The only reason why I recall this at all is because I attended one of the shows in 1979 when they were filmed. We laughed dutifully, but even as teenagers at the time, we easily predicted this would go nowhere. When it actually made it onto TV in 1980, it had to have been about the same time that Jimmy Carter had announced a boycott of the Moscow Olympics over the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. It made the already-ridiculous premise even more absurd.

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