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Once Upon a Spy (1980)

Ted Danson plays a computer genius who gets involved in the theft of an important N.A.S.A. computer, then thrust into the world of espionage with Sir Christopher Lee.

Director:

Ivan Nagy

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster (teleplay), Lemuel Pitkin (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Danson ... Jack Chenault
Mary Louise Weller ... Paige Tannehill
Christopher Lee ... Marcus Valorium
Eleanor Parker ... the Lady
Leonard Stone ... Dr. Webster
Terry Lester ... Rudy
Jo McDonnell ... Susan
Lillian Müller ... Christine (as Yuliis Ruval)
Irena Ferris Irena Ferris ... Greta
Burke Byrnes ... Burkle
Gary Dontzig Gary Dontzig ... Klaus
Bobb Hopkins ... Hans
Vicky Perry Vicky Perry ... the Cashier
John Hostetter ... Chief (as John R. Hostetter)
William Wintersole ... Commander
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Ted Danson plays a computer genius who gets involved in the theft of an important N.A.S.A. computer, then thrust into the world of espionage with Sir Christopher Lee.

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A mad genius must be stopped if the Earth is to survive! See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lethal Games See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Watch for a mysterious costume change near the end of the film. One minute, Paige is wearing a rather sexy skintight yellow catsuit, the next she's wearing a top and stretch pants, with the pants in a slightly different shade of yellow! See more »

Quotes

Marcus Valorium: How many years has it been now?
Jack Chenault: Twelve.
Marcus Valorium: And seventeen days.
Jack Chenault: That's a great memory.
Marcus Valorium: I don't like losing, Chenault.
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References You Only Live Twice (1967) See more »

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Decent made for TV feature
27 August 2004 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

This strangely endearing Movie of the Week features Ted Danson as a computer expert reluctantly pulled into the orbit of a mysterious American intelligence service run by grand dame Eleanor Parker. Parker needs his expertise to track down super villain Christopher Lee, a wheelchair bound businessman with his eye on world domination via a super weapon and control of commercial space satellites. Danson is teamed up with secret agent Mary Louise Weller, an attractive and almost believable actress who does her best with the rather hackneyed dialogue. Danson gets the best stuff from screenwriter Jimmy Sangster and shows why he went on to be one of America's favorite comic actors of the decade, and Lee seems to be having a grand time. Good fun if you're in the right mood.


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