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The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping (1973)

TV-PG | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 17 November 1973
A criminal organization, known as "O.S.O.", specializes in kidnapping high ranking U.S. representatives. Although Colonel Steve Austin has already thwarted one of their kidnappings, he is ... See full summary »

Director:

Russ Mayberry

Writers:

Martin Caidin (novel), Larry Alexander (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Majors ... Col. Steve Austin
Richard Anderson ... Oscar Goldman
Alan Oppenheimer ... Dr. Rudy Wells
Elizabeth Ashley ... Dr. Erica Bergner
Terry Carter ... Mel Bristo
John Vernon ... Julian Peck
Maurice Evans ... Chairman of the Board
Luciana Paluzzi ... Contessa DeRojas
Leif Erickson ... William Henry Cameron
Craig Huebing Craig Huebing ... Roger Ventriss
David White ... Ambassador Scott
Polly Middleton Polly Middleton ... Chairman's Secretary
Marcel Hillaire ... Customs Inspector
Leigh Christian Leigh Christian ... Lady Skier
James Sikking ... 2nd OSO Agent
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A criminal organization, known as "O.S.O.", specializes in kidnapping high ranking U.S. representatives. Although Colonel Steve Austin has already thwarted one of their kidnappings, he is unable to stop them from grabbing William Henry Cameron right from under O.S.I.'s nose. O.S.O. demands one million dollars in gold, and Oscar Goldman takes the opportunity to try and lure them out into the open. Meanwhile, Steve accompanies Dr. Erica Bergner, who is testing a new method of brain transferal, in order to find out where Cameron is being kept. Written by Il Tesoro

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Sci-Fi

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Trivia

In this movie you won't be hearing any bionic sound effects. They didn't kick in till the series started months later. See more »

Goofs

The film suggests that London Airport is located adjacent to a shipping port (an unlikely location for an airport in any circumstances). See more »

Quotes

2nd Taxi Driver: Monsieur, eh. s'il vous plait, I am getting car sick, you know, I don't know...
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Alternate Versions

Re-edited into two episodes of "The Six Million Dollar Man" for syndication. To pad out the story, footage was re-edited, a new score by Oliver Nelson was inserted and scenes were added from The Six Million Dollar Man: The Seven Million Dollar Man, The Six Million Dollar Man: Clark Templeton O'Flaherty and Colossus: The Forbin Project. See more »

Connections

Follows The Six Million Dollar Man (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Six Million Dollar Man
Words and Music by Glen A. Larson (as Glen Larson)
Sung by Dusty Springfield
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The third, and final, "Six Million Dollar Man" movie pilot.
11 February 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When "The ABC Movie of the Week" aired the very first "Six Million Dollar Man" movie, I really don't think they were looking to turn it into a TV series (though many of their movies were intended as pilots). However, the public loved the film and so they made another--with some new cast members and a few plot changes. In pretty much every way, "The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War" was like the later TV series--with the same TV cast. So by the time "The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping" came along, the idea for the upcoming series was set...and the film looks an awful lot like an extended TV episode. This is no complaint...just telling you about what to expect from this and the previous film--with Richard Anderson playing the boss and Alan Oppenheimer playing Dr. Wells.

When the story begins, an international kidnapping syndicate (very much like Spectre in the Bond films) is trying kidnap yet another top US government official but it appears as if the OSI has out-thought them. 'Appears' is the right word...for soon after congratulating themselves on their cleverness, the man really is kidnapped! Naturally this calls for Steve Austin...but the problem is that they have no real leads. The only chance is doing a weird experiment where they inject a dead man's brain cells into a willing guinea pig. Dr. Erica Bergner (Liz Ashley) believes in the theory so much she elects to get the injection and they use fragmented memories she's recovering to look for the baddies (led, of course, by John Vernon who ALWAYS plays evil jerks!). The trail leads to Switzerland and Steve has to be careful...because this organization is NOT particularly nice!

There are some interesting guests in this episode including Maurice Evans (from the "Planet of the Apes" films and "Bewitched") as well as Leif Erickson (as the kidnapping victim). But the most interesting guest is Luciana Paluzzi who starred in "Thunderball" as Largo's sexy and murderous henchwoman. Considering the Bond-like qualities of the film, this is an interesting choice of guest stars.

Overall, very entertaining and worth seeing. I have not seen the regular episodes of the series since the 1970s and really cannot compare this film to them.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1973 (USA) See more »

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Solid Gold Kidnapping See more »

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1.33 : 1
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