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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (1999)

TV-PG | | Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 20 May 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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Credited cast:
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Jack Farrell
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Carstairs
Paul Birchard ...
Bishop
Michelle Read ...
Alice
Tommy O'Neill ...
Franz
Paul Kennedy ...
Hans
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Aleksei Yagoda
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Haggarty
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Robin Hughes-Wright
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Mason
Patricia Martin ...
Lady Palisibury
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Bland
Patrick Joseph Byrnes ...
Devlin CI Agent
Gráinne de Buitléar ...
French Maid
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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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Drama | Mystery

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20 May 1999 (USA)  »

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A Inesperada Sra. Polifax  »

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Final film of Jacqueline Pearce See more »

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Version of Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1970) See more »

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The Unexpected Cameo
6 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film itself was nothing special. I watched it from in bed early in the morning. The old-lady-as-amateur-spy is nothing really new, and the plot possibilities this could have given weren't really realised. Mrs Pollifax is played well, but the character has an annoying habit of talking to herself.

The best bit of the film is the unexpected cameo/appearance of TV-star Daisy Donovan, who suprisingly isn't listed in the credits on imdb. She doesn't do much other than look pretty, but let's face it, that's quite enough - she's lovely.


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