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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (1999)

When her doctor recommends that a widow pursue her unfulfilled life ambitions, he doesn't realize that she has always wanted to be a spy. Sending a letter to her congressman gets her an ... See full summary »

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(as Anthony Shaw)

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(novel), (teleplay)
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When her doctor recommends that a widow pursue her unfulfilled life ambitions, he doesn't realize that she has always wanted to be a spy. Sending a letter to her congressman gets her an interview with the CIA and accidentally gets her an assignment to Morocco for a supposed easy task of picking up an encrypted code book. When the agency realizes their mistake, they send a super-agent to watch over her. Both are taken prisoner and the real agent is injured, leaving Mrs. Pollifax to use her considerable wits to help them escape and to save the day. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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20 May 1999 (USA)  »

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Perfect Pilot For A Series
8 May 2000 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Although it has been a while since I seen this flick I truly enjoyed it enough to rate it even now with a 10! The story was well written and the characters were interesting. I could definitely see this movie turning into a series, or more movies that would air from time to time. The interaction between Angela Lansbury and Thomas Ian Griffith was perfect and made you want to see their characters interact more. They both played their parts well and were believable. I hope it airs again, or becomes available to purchase on video. I'd add it to my movie collection. I would also definitely recommend this film to others.


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