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

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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Benjamin Kowalski
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Andrea Markovitch
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Janus
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Justin Sepheran
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Piers Castillian
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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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They're Back In An All-New Motion Picture! Once Again They Have To Save the World from THRUSH. Only Now It's 15 Years Later, And THRUSH is a Nuclear Power.


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5 April 1983 (USA)  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Quotes

Nigel Pennington-Smythe: What are you doing?
Illya Kuryakin: Trying to get an explosive cap out of my boot heel, so I can blast the pipe apart so we can get out of here.
Nigel Pennington-Smythe: Why would they put the explosive cap in your shoe? You'll never get it with us hanging by these handcuffs from the pipe. You'd think somebody would have thought of a better spot to put it.
Illya Kuryakin: Well, thats progress I guess?
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References On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) See more »

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surprisingly good reunion flick
6 August 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Reunion TV-movies based on old series rarely capture the spirit of the original, but Return of the Man from Uncle taps into the campiness of the series as if it never was off the air. The leads have fun acknowledging their age, and the whole thing neatly turns into a parody of spy films without becoming a parody of itself. I rated it a "9" not because it is great art but because compared to all other TV reunion movies it is head and shoulders above the rest!


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