A medieval reenactment troupe find it increasingly difficult to keep their family-like group together, with pressure from local law enforcement, interest from entertainment agents and a growing sense of delusion from their leader.
Emerald is an agent the Germans "have" inside allied intelligence 1944/WWII. With "help" from Emerald, the Germans catch Wheeler, believed to know the when and where of D-Day. Emerald is sent to be Wheeler's cell mate. Let the game begin.
Was meant to be pilot for a TV series never released and thus has unusual plot-holes. See more »
There are actually 2 TV prints of this TV Version. In 1989, ITV (Scottish Television) in the UK aired the movie with clearly bright green titles. In 2013, The Horror Channel also in the UK has aired the movie with clearly yellow titles. The Horror Channel print is not as sharp and quite blurry and is overly red especially for facial coloring. This may suggest why the titles appear yellow as excessive red to green can make colors appear yellow as one is mixing two primary colors. See more »
It's "A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION" and looks like it too.
The only thing missing is the typical voice at the beginning announcing the fact that this is a QM production. They even have William Conrad (Cannon) in a voice over near the end saying, "The nightmare is just beginning!" which was probably lifted from some other production, but at least they got that great voice of his for a bit. This is obviously a failed pilot episode where our brave scientist tracks down the invading aliens week after week. Sound familiar? It was done better as THE INVADERS in the 60s. But still a fun TV film to watch if only for the enjoyment of seeing the late 70s period paraphernalia, and to muse about the formulaic production of these types of TV pilots/movies. It's always a great thrill to get to the point of the TV commercial cutaway, and not have a commercial come in! Full of lots of cheesy but nifty TV production special effect leftovers and plastico robotic creatures from Galactica and Buck Rogers, unfortunately without the beautiful Erin Grey, though. If you can find it, it's worth a look.
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