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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sir John Raleigh
Tom Mason ...
Benjamin Kowalski
Andrea Markovitch
Justin Sepheran
Piers Castillian
Nigel Pennington-Smythe
John Harkins ...
Alexi Kemp
Jan Tríska ...
Susan Woollen ...
Janice Friday


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 <>

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5 April 1983 (USA)  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


The "J.B." character played by George Lazenby, like James Bond, drives an Aston Martin DB5, and with a license plate saying JB. See more »


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 »


Nigel Pennington-Smythe: You must be an old hand at this.
Napoleon Solo: Actually, I'm new at this... again.
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References Bullitt (1968) See more »

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It's Like They Were Never Gone
21 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. was a superb reunion movie. When you watch a lot of reunion movies they're never as good and there seems to be no continuity with the original series. Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. provided plenty of continuity.

David McCallum and Robert Vaughan had no problem in reprising their roles and the continuity was there; they had no problems slipping back into their roles.

The late Leo G. Carroll was not back as UNCLE Chief Alexander Waverly (Mr Carroll had died in the 1970's). He was replaced by Patrick Macnee. However, this movie did acknowledge Mr Waverly and reference to his passing away was made. This was good because usually in TV reunions, major characters are omitted without any explanation.

This movie was just as fun as the original series. Despite having aged, Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin did a great job saving the world again.

Most reunion movies are rubbish. This wasn't one of them.

One other thing of interest. Former James Bond actor George Lazenby had a cameo in this movie. He was clad in a bow tie, driving a car with the initials J.B. on. Now I wonder who he was meant to be? Hmmm! Must think about that one.

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