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A scientist's experiment could lead to the first man-made, functioning, living organism. An elite escape artist-private investigator is working to stop him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher George ... Cameron Steele
William Windom ... Doctor Henry Walding
Marlyn Mason ... Susan Walding
Avery Schreiber ... Nicholas Slye
John Vernon ... Doctor Charles Walding
Gloria Grahame ... Evelyn Harrison
William Schallert ... Senator Lewis Harrison
Huntz Hall ... Gilbert
Mark Tapscott ... Dan
George Clifton George Clifton ... Roger
Lucille Benson ... Trudy
Lisa Moore ... Vicki
Chuck Hicks ... Frank Carter
Ed Call Ed Call ... Customer
Lester Fletcher ... Designer
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A scientist's experiment could lead to the first man-made, functioning, living organism. An elite escape artist-private investigator is working to stop him.

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Бягство See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Certainly worth a look...
10 July 2014 | by brianshoebridge1See all my reviews

This TV movie was actually the pilot for a series that never got made. I'm a bit surprised since this seems to be a pretty good example of the private investigator genre so popular around 1970.

The cast is pretty strong, with Christopher George, Avery Schreiber (Jack Burns' sidekick) and the B+ legend William Schallert. The mood is so funky 1970s that it is almost an historical document in parts.

Christopher G plays a former professional escape artist who is now a private investigator, and it is obviously pretty lucrative judging by his "cool pad, man". Avery S is his slightly dubious associate. They hang at a bar where, today, Penn & Teller would probably know quite a few people.

Some scenes are a bit silly, and we never really find out much about the scientific breakthrough that is the cause of all this skulduggery.

Nonetheless it is quite fun. You can catch it on YouTube since it has never been released to DVD. Have a look one night when you have a couple of spare hours.


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