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Foreign Exchange (1970)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | TV Movie 13 January 1970
A former British Secret Service agent is persuaded to negotiate a spy exchange with Russia, only to find himself drawn into political intrigues.

Director:

Roy Ward Baker

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster (novel), Jimmy Sangster (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Horton ... John Smith
Sebastian Cabot ... Max
Jill St. John ... Mary Harper
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ... Leo
Clive Graham Clive Graham ... Johns
George Roubicek ... Karkov
Eric Pohlmann ... Borensko
Eric Longworth Eric Longworth ... Boreman
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... Mrs. Roberts
Timothy Bateson
Blake Butler Blake Butler
Warren Stanhope
Martin Wyldeck
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Storyline

A former British Secret Service agent is persuaded to negotiate a spy exchange with Russia, only to find himself drawn into political intrigues.

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Geheimagent John Smith: Spion zum Austausch See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to a 15 January 1970 Associated Press report published two days day after the film's initial airing on ABC, the film ran about 12 minutes short because someone started the projector for part two of the film while several minutes of film were left on the projector unreeling part one. Per the AP: "This resulted in the omission of a big chunk of action in mid-program and panic at the studio when the program unexpectedly ended early. They grabbed a handy reel of film and slammed it on the air. ... Almost 350 viewers called ABC to ask what was wrong. And two called to congratulate the network on the filler program, a minidocumentary on the Revolutionary War that was never finished." See more »

Connections

Follows The Spy Killer (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Born Beneath a Star
Music by Johnny Pearson
Lyrics by Tony Colton
Sung by John Rowles
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Sequel is more of the same, and that's good!
6 March 2000 | by tbrittreidSee all my reviews

The director, novelist/scriptwriter, and three stars of the previous year's "The Spy Killer" are back with another twisty espionage yarn. This time, intelligence chief Max (Sebastian Cabot) forces ex-agent John Smith (Robert Horton) to go behind the Iron Curtain by threatening to deport his American girlfriend/model (Jill St. John). As with the earlier film, attention must be paid, but the rewards are immense. If you like tough, cynical intelligence thrillers and have the opportunity to see this, don't let it go by.


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