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The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  5 April 1983 (USA)
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When THRUSH steals a nuclear weapon and demands a ransom delivered by Napoleon Solo, UNCLE recalls him and his partner to duty.

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The criminal organization THRUSH steals the A-bomb H957 and demands $350,000,000 to be delivered within 72 hours by their former antagonist Solo. So U.N.C.L.E. has to reactivate the super agents Solo and Kuryakin after they were 15 years out of business. Equipped in the usual 007 fashion they start to seek the villains. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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George Lazenby's character "JB" was intended to be James Bond, and a nod to Ian Fleming, who helped in the creation of the original The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). Legal concerns resulted in explicit references to Bond being dropped, though there was little doubt who the character was supposed to be. A female character, on seeing "JB," says "it's just like Her Majesty's Secret Service," a reference to the Bond film that starred George Lazenby. See more »

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When Solo and Kuryakin meet up in New York, they take a walk in the streets. Near the end of the sequence, after Kuryakin hits Solo, very tall palm trees can be seen in the reflection in the window. See more »

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Sir John Raleigh: [Pulls out old U.N.C.L.E. radio pen] Open Channel D.
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"It would of been a disaster without Vaughn and McCallam!"
20 October 2003 | by (Poole, Dorset) – See all my reviews

Agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuriyakin are called back to UNCLE after fifteen years to do battle with THRUSH once more who are holding the United States to ransom with a stolen nuclear bomb.

Enjoyable revival movie with Robert Vaughn and David McCallam looking a bit older and a bit thicker around the middle, but still wonderful as Solo and Kuriyakin. The chemistry between them hasn't faded after so many years. Good supporting cast includes Anthony Zerbe as an evil THRUSH chief, Carolyn Seymour as a Russian ballerina who is blackmailed by THRUSH to do their bidding and Patrick Macnee (ex-Avengers) makes a satisfactory replacement for Leo G Carroll as the new UNCLE chief, the latter sadly died in 1972. The film is directed by Ray Austin who worked on The Avengers as initially stunt arranger and later as a director. Austin made his directorial debut on an episode from the latter entitled "All Done With Mirrors."

This was intended as the pilot for a new series, but sadly it never materialised. Interestingly, there has been rumours of a big budget movie of the series being made, probably like Mission Impossible, but as The Return Of The Man From UNCLE shows without Vaughn and McCallam it will be a disaster.


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