The criminal organization THRUSH steals the A-bomb H957 and demands $350,000,000 to be delivered within 72 hours by their former antagonist Solo. So U.N.C.L.E. has to reactivate the super agents Solo and Kuryakin after they were 15 years out of business. Equipped in the usual 007 fashion they start to seek the villains.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
George Lazenby's character "JB" was intended to be James Bond, and a nod to Ian Fleming, who helped in the creation of the original The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). Legal concerns resulted in explicit references to Bond being dropped, though there was little doubt who the character was supposed to be. A female character, on seeing "JB," says "it's just like Her Majesty's Secret Service," a reference to the Bond film that starred George Lazenby. See more »
At the end of the opening gambling sequence, the guard grabs Andrea Markovitch, slaps her, then rears back to slap her again. Solo grabs his arm and gives the guard a little slap. This must be Hollywood's way of trying to reduce violence on TV because the original Napoleon Solo would have slugged the guard with his fist. See more »
This is one re-union movie that had to be made. Fortunately it was made by a rabid fan of the original--a man named Michael Sloan who went on to produce "The Equalizer". Sloan and director Ray Austin (who directed many later episodes of "The Avengers") made sure they kept much of the tongue in cheek humour of the series, and made the movie a high quality venture, but up-dated it to then modern times (1983). A touching item was the stars made a point to notice they were getting to old for this kind of physical action, and that Illya points out "progress" is not necessarily a better thing. The supporting cast was first rate with Anthony Zerbe (what happened to him?), Geoffrey Lewis, Keenan Wynn, and especially Pat MacNee (former Avenger John Steed) as the new head of UNCLE...Its a shame a planned new series was not picked up by CBS.
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