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The Six Million Dollar Man (1973)

After an astronaut and test pilot is catastrophically mutilated in a test plane crash, he is rebuilt and equipped with nuclear powered bionic limbs and implants.

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Richard Irving
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lee Majors ... Steve Austin
Barbara Anderson ... Jean Manners
Martin Balsam ... Dr. Rudy Wells
Darren McGavin ... Oliver Spencer
Charles Robinson Charles Robinson ... Prisoner (as Charles Knox Robinson)
Ivor Barry Ivor Barry ... Geraldton
Dorothy Green ... Mrs. McKay
Anne Whitfield Anne Whitfield ... Young Woman
George Wallace ... General
Robert Cornthwaite ... Dr. Ashburn
Olan Soule ... Saltillo (as Olan Soulé)
Norma Storch Norma Storch ... Woman
Maurice Sherbanee Maurice Sherbanee ... Nudaylah
John Mark Robinson John Mark Robinson ... Aide
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
M.J. Kane M.J. Kane
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Storyline

Colonel Steve Austin, astronaut and test pilot, is badly injured when he crashes while testing an experimental aircraft. A covert government agency (O.S.I.) is willing to pay for special prosthetics to replace the eye, arm, and both legs he lost in the crash. Highly advanced technology (bionics) built into them will make him faster, stronger, and better than normal. In return, they want him to become a covert Agent for the O.S.I. It will cost six million dollars to rebuild Colonel Steve Austin. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Six Million Dollar Man: The Moon and the Desert See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Stock footage from Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) is used in this film. Notice just before Steve goes into get his bionics attached, the warm-up of the computers is the scene where Colossus was activated. See more »

Goofs

When Steve is first working to free the toddler from the wrecked van, there are several close-up shots of gas dripping on the hot tailpipe and then puffs of smoke and an area of flame, yet in the wide-angle shots of the scene, there is no flame and almost no smoke coming from the van's undercarriage. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Spencer: Please, please, Wells, don't be sentimental. I can always have another cyborg build if this one fails. But if he should survive... which appears to be doubtful, then I know that I have my man.
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Alternate Versions

Re-edited into two episodes of "The Six Million Dollar Man" for syndication. To pad out the story, scenes were added from , and . See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Zoolander (2001) See more »

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I remember this
25 April 2006 | by razorbladeetchesSee all my reviews

Although I haven't seen this show in years, I do have very fond memories of it. I recall it came on every Sunday night either before or after the new Hardy Boys show and I was pretty much addicted to it. It's a part of my past ... like it or not! Just like Superfriends, Sid and Marty Kroft, Big Wheels and my old neighborhood friends. I would have to admit it would be a most difficult thing for me to objectively review this show. That's the problem with nostalgia -one tends to idealize the past. I have my own perception of the show and I don't know how it would stack up to reality. I like to think of the show as something that I liked but left behind long ago. Not that I wouldn't be up to watching a few episodes now but it just wouldn't be the same.


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