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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (1999)

TV-PG | | Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 20 May 1999
When her doctor recommends that a widow pursue her unfulfilled life ambitions, he doesn't realize that she has always wanted to be a spy. Sending a letter to her congressman gets her an ... See full summary »

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(as Anthony Shaw)

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(novel), (teleplay)
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Jack Farrell
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Carstairs
Paul Birchard ...
Bishop
Michelle Read ...
Alice
Tommy O'Neill ...
Franz
Paul Kennedy ...
Hans
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Aleksei Yagoda
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Haggarty
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Robin Hughes-Wright
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Mason
Patricia Martin ...
Lady Palisibury
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Patrick Joseph Byrnes ...
Devlin CI Agent
Gráinne de Buitléar ...
French Maid
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When her doctor recommends that a widow pursue her unfulfilled life ambitions, he doesn't realize that she has always wanted to be a spy. Sending a letter to her congressman gets her an interview with the CIA and accidentally gets her an assignment to Morocco for a supposed easy task of picking up an encrypted code book. When the agency realizes their mistake, they send a super-agent to watch over her. Both are taken prisoner and the real agent is injured, leaving Mrs. Pollifax to use her considerable wits to help them escape and to save the day. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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20 May 1999 (USA)  »

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A Inesperada Sra. Polifax  »

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Final film of Jacqueline Pearce See more »

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Version of Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1970) See more »

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Ed Bishop highlights an otherwise hackneyed tv movie
2 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Ed Bishop, best known for his brilliant realization of Commander Straker in the epic Science Fiction series, "UFO", makes this otherwise predictable and dull tv movie worth watching. Bishop lends both humor and gravitas to a movie that desperately needs both.


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