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Agency (1980)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  August 1981 (USA)
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A mysterious millionaire buys an ad agency and begins to replace its employees with his own people, who don't appear to be advertising types at all. A copywriter begins to suspect that the ... See full summary »

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Ted Quinn
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Philip Morgan
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Brenda Wilcox
Alexandra Stewart ...
Mimi Oliveri
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Sam Goldstein
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Sgt. Eckersley
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George Millar
Michael Kirby ...
Peters (Quinn's Assassin)
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Antony Parr ...
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Jonathan Welsh ...
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Donald Davis ...
Alexander Stripe
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Jill, Philip's Lawyer
Eric Donkin ...
Henry, Criminal Attorney
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A mysterious millionaire buys an ad agency and begins to replace its employees with his own people, who don't appear to be advertising types at all. A copywriter begins to suspect that the man isn't interested in selling products as much as he is in inserting his own sinister political beliefs into the commercials the agency runs on TV in order to subliminally brainwash an unsuspecting public into supporting the causes and candidates he wants them to. When the copywriter confides his suspicions to a friend and soon afterwards is mysteriously killed, his friend begins his own investigation. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Advertising is a serious game. Now it is a deadly one at the agency. See more »

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CAD 4,400,000 (estimated)
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Great R Mitchum+Lee Majors' great effort+bad script=80's Guilty Pleasure!
22 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this film at theater in 1981. I own VHS version and I could not wait to DVD with decent quality to be released. This DVD quality is total joke. It is worse than recorded from TV or transferred from VHS to DVD. I understand this movie was not produced nor distributed by major studio. This is Canadian produced film marketed as an American film. Does it mean this movie is never gonna be released with decent quality on DVD!? I hope not. This movie had a potential to be very powerful thriller film, but script was very one dimensional and failed to develop the story. However seeing late Robert Mitchum and Movie stardom hungry Young Lee Majors was priceless as guilty pleasure here. Even 25 years later, I like to pop this VHS into my old VCR and I can not help thinking about how time has flied so quickly......


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