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The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping (1973)

TV Movie  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  17 November 1973 (USA)
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A criminal organization known as OSO specializes in kidnapping high ranking U.S. representatives. Although Steve Austin has already thwarted one of their kidnappings, he is unable to stop ... See full summary »

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Chairman of the Board
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Contessa DeRojas
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A criminal organization known as OSO specializes in kidnapping high ranking U.S. representatives. Although Steve Austin has already thwarted one of their kidnappings, he is unable to stop them from grabbing William Henry Cameron right from under OSI's nose. OSO demands one million dollars in gold and Oscar Goldman takes the opportunity to try and lure them out into the open. Meanwhile, Steve accompanies Dr. Erica Bergner, who is testing a new method of brain transferal in order to find out where Cameron is being kept. Written by Il Tesoro

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Solid Gold Kidnapping  »

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Note: this may only apply to the re-edited 2-episode syndicated version as the reviewer has not seen the original TV movie. During at least 2 early scenes - the briefing aboard the tanker and again when Oscar briefs Steve in his office, the dialog heard does not match the mouth movements of the actors. See more »

Quotes

Ambassador Scott: They send one man?
Col. Steve Austin: Well, things are a little tight, sir. You know, with inflation and budget cuts.
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Six Million Dollar Man
Words and Music by Glen A. Larson (as Glen Larson)
Sung by Dusty Springfield
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Overstuffed episode
7 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Had it been pared down to a single episode of the series, the Solid Gold Kidnapping would be passable, but as a full movie it leaves a lot to be desired. There is a large amount of obvious stock footage from many sources and a plot with no surprises or suspense.

On the plus side, guest star John Vernon makes a very good villain, the evil organization is interesting although a bit glossed over, and they do attempt to discuss the philosophical implications of bionics in a way that isn't quite as silly as you'd expect.

All in all, though, it's missable. If you're a big fan of the Six Million Dollar Man, you still might want to see it after you've seen the rest of the series and it's TV movies but don't set your expectations too high. This is just an average episode with enough extra filler to make it 90 minutes long.


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