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Dr. Scorpion (1978)

A former secret agent turned marine biologist investigates the murder of a friend and gets caught up in a complex and dangerous intelligence network.

Director:

Richard Lang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nick Mancuso ... John Shackelford
Christine Lahti ... Tania Reston
Richard Herd ... Bill Worthington
Sandra Kerns ... Sharon Shackelford
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Dr. Cresus
Denny Miller ... The Dane
Granville Van Dusen ... Terry Batliner
Philip Sterling ... Adm. Gunwilder
Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Eddie
Joseph Ruskin ... Lt. Reed
William Lucking ... Whitey Ullman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harvey Fisher Harvey Fisher ... Tony
James Hong ... Ho Chin
Richmond Hoxie ... Morrison
Zitto Kazann Zitto Kazann ... Arubella

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A former secret agent turned marine biologist investigates the murder of a friend and gets caught up in a complex and dangerous intelligence network.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Can one man save the world from the deadly sting of Dr. Scorpion

Genres:

Adventure

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Quirky spy flick - standard plot line, odd characters.
2 May 2000 | by Fester-10See all my reviews

If you liked Nick Mancuso in the short-lived "Stingray" TV series, you'll get a kick out of this earlier work. Mancuso's portrayal of the wry, disillusioned outrider, John Shackleford, adds unexpected depth to an otherwise run-of-the-mill 1970's spy yarn. (think "6 million dollar man" without the bionics, but with more than enough attitude to make up the difference).

If you like cranky spy types, there are some classier alternatives. You might want to look into several movies based on Len Deighton novels, such as "The Ipcress File", or "Funeral in Berlin". Michael Caine shines as Harry Palmer, a cold warrior, who is the perfect anti-hero of espionage.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1978 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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