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The Helicopter Spies (1968)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 2 January 1968 (Japan)
An African village is nearly exterminated by a deadly weapon - The Thermal Prism. Napoleon and Ilya must find it first before it can be used again for the conquest of the world.

Director:

Boris Sagal

Writers:

Dean Hargrove, Sam Rolfe (developer: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Vaughn ... Napoleon Solo (archive footage)
David McCallum ... Illya Kuryakin (archive footage)
Carol Lynley ... Annie (archive footage)
Bradford Dillman ... Luther Sebastian (archive footage)
Lola Albright ... Azalea (archive footage)
Leo G. Carroll ... Alexander Waverly (archive footage)
John Dehner ... Dr. Parviz Kharmusi (archive footage)
John Carradine ... Third-Way Priest (archive footage)
Julie London ... Laurie Sebastian (archive footage)
H.M. Wynant ... The Aksoy Brothers (archive footage)
Roy Jenson ... Carl (archive footage)
Arthur Malet ... White Hunter (archive footage)
Kathleen Freeman ... Mom (archive footage)
Robert Karnes ... Ship's Captain (archive footage)
Barbara Moore Barbara Moore ... Lisa Rogers (archive footage)
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Storyline

U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are sent to retrieve Dr. Kharmusi's latest invention, a death-ray called the thermal prism. In order to break into Dr. Kharmusi's secure vault, U.N.C.L.E. seeks out notorious safe cracker Luther Sebastian who is a fugitive from justice hiding in a country without extradition treaties. In exchange for an international pardon, Luther Sebastian agrees to help U.N.C.L.E. retrieve the thermal prism. Secretly, Luther Sebastian has ambitions of his own regarding the new weapon. He's part of a mystical and religious group called the Third Way, that seeks world-domination and whose members and disciples wear platinum white hair. Solo makes his way to Dr. Kharmusi's fortress, Illya Kuryakin and Luther Sebastian are dropped by parachute into the area and sneak into the fortified compound at night. After a series of unforeseen incidents, crosses, double-crosses and unexpected revelations, the U.N.C.L.E. team leaves with the thermal prism while ... Written by nufs68

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1968 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Die unverbesserlichen Drei See more »

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Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of 8 UNCLE movies made. See more »

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When Napoleon Solo is meeting Dr Kharmusi for the first time, Dr Kharmusi is seen lighting the top candle of a large candelabra. However, when he blows out the taper, he also blows out two of the other candles at the same time. See more »

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Carol Lynley looking gorgeous in those mini skirts
31 December 2011 | by w22nuschlerSee all my reviews

I just got the Man From U.N.C.L.E. collection for Christmas. I have seen the movies before and knew they were all really good. I had forgotten how good the action, stories and humor are in the films. All 8 films are basically 2 part shows from the series. A few of the earlier films added some extra footage for the theatrical release. Solo & Illya are wonderful as always, especially Illya. I like David Mccallum a lot because he seems to be a real good guy in real life. I cannot finish the review without mentioning Carol Lynley. She never looked more beautiful in any show or film. And as another reviewer said, she wears some really short mini-skirts. She has maybe the best pair of legs in show business. Check her out in Once You Kiss a Stranger. It's available on the Warner Brothers Archive Site. She walks around in a green bikini for a good part of the film. She showed that she has a great looking body from top to bottom!


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