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The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (1973)

After Colonel Steve Austin fails to retrieve the contents of a safe owned by arms dealer Arlen Findletter, he takes up a friendly offer of a vacation in the Bahamas. There, he runs into ... See full summary »

Director:

Russ Mayberry

Writers:

Martin Caidin (novel), Glen A. Larson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Majors ... Col. Steve Austin
Richard Anderson ... Oscar Goldman
Alan Oppenheimer ... Dr. Rudy Wells
Britt Ekland ... Katrina Volana
Eric Braeden ... Arlen Findletter
Earl Holliman ... Harry Donner
David McCallum ... Alexi Kaslov
Michele Carey ... Cynthia Holland
Lee Bergere ... Masaha
Simon Scott ... Capt. Dawson
Robert F. Simon ... Capt. Walker
Dennis Rucker Dennis Rucker ... First Officer Meade
George Keymas ... Patrol Boat Commander
Joseph Hindy Joseph Hindy ... Radar Man
Don Hanmer ... Airline Passenger
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Storyline

After Colonel Steve Austin fails to retrieve the contents of a safe owned by arms dealer Arlen Findletter, he takes up a friendly offer of a vacation in the Bahamas. There, he runs into Soviet Agent Alexi Kaslov and his lovely assistant Katrina Volana, who also happen to be out to find Findletter. Is it a coincidence, or was Steve's trip all part of one of Oscar Goldman's missions? Written by Il Tesoro

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Some changes to the show's premise were made between "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1973) movie and the sequel. In the first film, Austin is described in dialogue as being a civilian, but in this film this is changed to him being an Air Force Colonel (and dialogue confirms this version of the character was a Colonel at the time he walked on the moon). As noted above, Oliver Spencer (Darren McGavin) was replaced by Oscar Goldman (Richard Anderson) (a character from the original Cyborg novels) and a new actor plays Dr. Rudy Wells. In addition, the organization, for which Colonel Austin works, is now the OSI, not the OSO. See more »

Goofs

A blue helicopter is shown bringing Donner to the sub, yet in the subsequent shots of him being airdropped, the helicopter is black and of much different configuration. See more »

Quotes

Col. Steve Austin: [on phone with Oscar] Listen, pal, the next time you want me on a mission, you lay it all out on front, or I'll kick your department so high you'll need Sky-Lab to get it down.
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Alternate Versions

Among the extra footage is a brief flashback montage (seen in part 2 when Austin is waking up from being tranquilized) that shows footage from the first TV movie and, because this edit was made later in the show's run, snippets of footage from later seasons. As a result, in part 2 of the re-edited version of 'Wine, Women & War' it is possible to see Martin E. Brooks, who played Dr. Rudy Wells beginning in the second season, Martin Balsam, who played Wells in the first TV movie, and Darren McGavin, who played Oliver Spencer, the character replaced by Oscar Goldman with this film. 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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A Tv movie that was more than Bond meets Superman.
26 March 2002 | by WaKnight2See all my reviews

Wine,Women & War was a departure from Martin Caidins novel Cyborg that the series was based on. It was a joy to watch when I was a boy of fourteen & had the feel of a bond film which included bondish music written by Glen Larson, who also wrote the TV movie.

It was two hours of escapist fun which was not as gritty as Martin Caidins novel Cyborg, but did make you think it would be possible for a former astronaut who had walked on the moon could be a natural as a super powered operative for a government agency like the OSI (CIA like agecy) & even though it had some technical weakness it was a great movie in my humble opinion.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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