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ABC has how many dramas? This pilot would have been the start of an
excellent series. Kim Cattrall, Billy Zane and Diana Rigg do fine work,
and the science fiction elements are slickly realized. The spy facets do
not seem childish, and the frank discussions between the two agents are
quite novel for a television series. The development of the friction
Mr. Zane and Delilah's "creator" portrayed by the talented Francois
would have been fun to watch on a weekly basis. It's a shame ABC didn't
continue this appealing oddity that stylishly updates the concept of the
Sure it's not the most original idea
but I really did enjoy this update of
the "bionic"" hero story.
Kim Cattrall played her role brilliantly and I could just about believe her shock when she wakes up in hospital to find parts of her body replaced by bionics.. She carried that off well.
It would have been nice had this carried over to a regular TV series...
Kim Cattrall stars as an undercover agent. She is ambushed by a well-known international arms dealer. Kim & her partner Billy Zane race her body to a secret government laboratory where she's turned into a cyborg. Despite the fairly good cast (including Diana Rigg), I found this film disappointing. Only watch it if there's REALLY nothing else good on!
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Spunky and beautiful undercover secret agent Delilah (well played with infectiously perky charm by Kim Cattrall) nearly dies after being brutally attacked. However, Delilah is brought back to life as a bionic being with superhuman strength and heightened senses. Director Richard Franklyn, working from a smart and intriguing script by Ron Koslow, relates the absorbing premise at a snappy pace, maintains a satisfying semi-serious tone from start to finish, and delivers some exciting action at the rousing climax. The always welcome presence of Cattrall elevates the quality of this movie a few extra notches; she brings real depth, pathos, and, best of all, a delightfully biting sarcastic humor to her conflicted character. Billy Zane also contributes a fine performance as Delilah's smooth and loyal partner Paul; the sturdy and natural chemistry between Zane and Cattrall keeps things buzzing, with plenty of funny and entertaining banter exchanged throughout. Diana Rigg provides an element of class as Paul's shrewd and elegant superior Judith. As a tasty added bonus, Cattrall shows off her nice body in a few sexy outfits. Ellery Ryan's slick cinematography gives the film a pleasingly stylish and polished look. Lee Holdridge's bluesy rock score does the stirring trick. A cool flick.
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