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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 

The two top Agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of T.H.R.U.S.H.

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Sam Rolfe
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1968   1967   1966   1965   1964  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Vaughn ...  Napoleon Solo / ... 105 episodes, 1964-1968
David McCallum ...  Illya Kuryakin / ... 105 episodes, 1964-1968
Leo G. Carroll ...  Alexander Waverly / ... 105 episodes, 1964-1968
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Storyline

Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) are the two Agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.), who fight evil (primarily an organization of bad people called, T.H.R.U.S.H.) and use charm, wit, and a never ending assortment of gadgets. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Official Sites:

The Fans From U.N.C.L.E.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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Mr. Solo See more »

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California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(105 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Black and White (season 1)| Color (seasons 2-4) (Metrocolor)

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1.33 : 1
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The map upon Mr. Waverly's office wall is incorrect in numerous cases. For example, it shows Canada and Newfoundland to be 2 separate states, which they were until 1949. Other errors include the lack of East Pakistan and all of Indo-China is depicted as one nation by the name of 'Siam'. This map appears in various episodes. East Pakistan was founded in the late 1940s, and Siam split up in the 1950s; Siam then became Thailand. See more »

Quotes

Napoleon Solo: [calling on the intercom] Illya, we have a situation here that needs your special talents. Are you free?
Illya Kuryakin: [from intercom] No man is free who works for a living. But, I'm available.
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Still The Best
5 December 2006 | by redjag_1965See all my reviews

The Man From UNCLE premiered in 1964 based on the popularity of the James Bond movies. I never was a big fan of the Bond flicks, but I loved the Man From UNCLE. The combination of tongue-in-cheek humor and outlandish gadgets was not only entertaining, but great fun! And Robert Vaughn and David McCallum did a terrific job in their roles, skirting just on the edge of silliness, but still with a certain gleam in their eye that let you know the whole business was just too outlandish to possibly be real. Secret headquarters, outlandish villains, super spy gadgets, MFU had it all. And it was all great fun!

Leo G. Carroll played the unflappable Mr. Waverly, who always seemed to be one step ahead of his agents. Season 1 was undoubtedly the best, although 2 had its moments. Season 3 was not entirely a disaster, but the producers tried too hard to make it all silly comedy, a la Batman, which was a campy hit, and lost the flavor of the show, although there are some outstanding moments, as when Solo is busy kissing the girl in the warm comfort of a car, while Kuryakin is fighting the bad guys in the pouring rain. As he stands there, drenched, Illya looks at his warm, dry partner and remarks, "we make such good partners." But by the time season 4 rolled around, the damage had been done, although they tried going back to the original concept. All the actors had lost interest and it was canceled.

It's still fun to watch and nice to know both actors are still busy performing, Vaughn in the British series, Hustle, and McCallum in the CBS hit NCIS. I still miss the fun of the Man From UNCLE. No-one ever did a spoof better, and we'll never see anything quite this good again. Too bad Warners seems to have some kind of problem releasing it to DVD, there are plenty of people who'd love to have it.


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