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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Another missed opportunity

Author: servofan from USA
4 July 1999

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 between Mr. Zane and Delilah's "creator" portrayed by the talented Francois Gueteray 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 cyborg.

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Cool, fun, and I enjoyed it

Author: MuggySphere from Adelaide, Australia
29 May 2004

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...


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

A "bionic woman" rip-off!

Author: benlindsay from brussels, belgium
14 March 2003

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!

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Author: gridoon2016
27 October 2014

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"Running Delilah" tries to introduce a female Robocop, of sorts (although this half-human / half-machine heroine is fully conscious of her human part from the beginning), but falls short of the mark. The main problem is the budget, or rather the lack of budget: Delilah is supposed to be a perfect top-secret technological weapon, but she hardly does anything that couldn't also be accomplished by the average trained government agent; there is little evidence of any of her "awesome powers". And because this was probably intended as a pilot for a TV series, it spends most of its time setting up the premise; when Delilah finally goes out on a mission, the film is 3/4 of the way over! Kim Cattrall looks good and acts well, but the always classy Diana Rigg is wasted in a small part (as her new boss). One bonus point, however, for the Marx Brothers reference - see if you can catch it. ** out of 4.

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Nifty made-for-TV sci-fi outing

Author: Woodyanders ( from The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left
27 September 2013

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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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