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The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair (1983)

When THRUSH steals a nuclear weapon and demands a ransom delivered by Napoleon Solo, UNCLE recalls him and his partner to duty.

Director:

Ray Austin

Writers:

Sam Rolfe (developer: original series), Michael Sloan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Vaughn ... Napoleon Solo
David McCallum ... Illya Kuryakin
Patrick Macnee ... Sir John Raleigh
Tom Mason ... Benjamin Kowalski
Gayle Hunnicutt ... Andrea Markovitch
Geoffrey Lewis ... Janus
Anthony Zerbe ... Justin Sepheran
Keenan Wynn ... Piers Castillian
Simon Williams ... Nigel Pennington-Smythe
John Harkins ... Alexi Kemp
Jan Tríska ... Vaselievich
Susan Woollen ... Janice Friday
Carolyn Seymour ... Actress
George Lazenby ... J.B.
Judith Chapman ... Z-65
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Storyline

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>

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They're Back In An All-New Motion Picture! Once Again They Have To Save the World from THRUSH. Only Now It's 15 Years Later, And THRUSH is a Nuclear Power.


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Even though Leo G. Carroll, who played U.N.C.L.E. boss Alexander Waverly in the T.V. series, passed away in 1972 he still makes an appearance in this movie. His photograph can be clearly seen sitting on a table behind behind the desk of U.N.C.L.E. receptionist Ms. Friday. See more »

Goofs

In the final poker hand, Vaselievich is showing three kings and Solo says he has a possible full house. While true, as a true gambler Solo should have said he has a possible four-of-a-kind, since that hand is ranked higher than a full house. See more »

Quotes

Nigel Pennington-Smythe: What are you doing?
Illya Kuryakin: Trying to get an explosive cap out of my boot heel, so I can blast the pipe apart so we can get out of here.
Nigel Pennington-Smythe: Why would they put the explosive cap in your shoe? You'll never get it with us hanging by these handcuffs from the pipe. You'd think somebody would have thought of a better spot to put it.
Illya Kuryakin: Well, thats progress I guess?
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Connections

Referenced in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) See more »

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Everyone's favorite UNCLE
7 February 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Back when the old Man From UNCLE series was going I thought it was a radical concept. Here we had as the top agents an American and a Russian in an agency run by a British man to the manor born all cooperating against a conspiracy to rule the world headed by some evil folks. Detente a generation ahead of its time.

Leo G. Carroll has passed on, but the United Network Command for Law Enforcement has another titled Britisher in Patrick MacNee heading it. A master criminal Anthony Zerbe has escaped and who better than the two guys who borough Zerbe in back in the day to get him.

So Robert Vaughn and David McCallum are recruited from the lives they now lead, Vaughn as Las Vegas gambler and McCallum as fashion kingpin. Zerbe has also stolen a thermonuclear bomb and plans to blow it up unless he gets a hefty sum of cash. UNCLE's nemesis THRUSH is back in action.

It was nice to see Vaughn and McCallum back in their old roles. Hard to believe that the kindly old medical examiner from NCIS was something of a teenage heartthrob back in those days, but The Man From UNCLE gave McCallum some short lived bubblegum popularity.

I can see why this version failed though, it tried for satire and fell on its face. No wonder this was not picked up to revive the series


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fifteen Years Later Affair See more »

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Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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