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The Bionic Woman 

Steve Austin reunites with his childhood sweetheart only to have her suffer a crippling accident which can only be rectified with bionic implants.

Director:

Dick Moder

Writers:

Kenneth Johnson, Richard Carr (story editor) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Lee Majors ... Col. Steve Austin
Richard Anderson ... Oscar Goldman
Lindsay Wagner ... Jaime Sommers
Malachi Throne ... Joseph Ronaugh
Martha Scott ... Helen Elgin
Alan Oppenheimer ... Dr. Rudy Wells
Ford Rainey ... Jim Elgin
Paul Carr ... Timberlake
Harry Hickox ... Jon Ellerton
Scott B. Wells Scott B. Wells ... Doctor
Jeremy Robert Brown Jeremy Robert Brown ... Boy
Dana Plato ... Girl
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Storyline

Steve Austin happens by chance to reunite with, Jamie Sommers, his childhood love who is now a tennis pro. Their relationship is renewed and things look bright for the both of them. However, that soon changes when the pair go skydiving and Jamie suffers a serious accident that permanently cripples most of her limbs and an ear. Desperately, Steve Austin begs his boss, Oscar Goldman, to equip Jamie with the same bionic implants he himself received. Goldman agrees and has Jamie outfitted with two legs, a right arm and an artificial ear. Now Jamie must come to terms with the fact she now can function normally, but the implants also give her incredible strength and speed while her ear can detect nearly any sound regardless of distance, volume or frequency. Unfortunately, there are unforeseen consequences as well to this boon that place her in the kind of danger from which there seems to be no escape. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine Partnerin für Steve See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jaime says that she was a freshman in high school when Steve was a senior, but the actors' ages are ten years apart. See more »

Goofs

When Steve and Jaime are readying themselves for their parachute-jump, the ground is only a few thousand feet away, yet just moments later when they are starting their fall from the plane, they are obviously at least a couple miles up. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Sommers: [having taken her first bionic step] That's one small step for Jaime.
Col. Steve Austin: Don't kid yourself, that was a giant leap.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening title sequence, the timpani cuts out at the beginning of Richard Anderson's line, "Gentlemen, we can rebuild him," and resumes after "Steve Austin will be that man." See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally a two-part episode of "The Six Million Dollar Man." Re-edited slightly for video release and syndication. See more »


Soundtracks

Got To Get Loose
Lyrics by Lionel E. Siegel
Music by Oliver Nelson
Sung by Lee Majors
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Terrible Series
11 August 2009 | by MAWasleySee all my reviews

Sorry,terrible series, not patch off the Six Million Dollar Man. I bought the DVD's for my grand children and even they didn't like it. The bionic woman is just a comic book series created by Universal Studies - she was never mentioned in the Martin Caidin novels. By and large I think it is the fault of the actress Lindsay Wagner- she lacks sparkle. A better actress for the role would have been the late Farrah Fawcett of if she had been of age at the time, Sandra Bullock. Both had that sparkle with a touch of mischievousness. My grand children call her "Miss Goody Two Shoes with a touch of bossiness". A bit of a whiner as well. Also amnesia or not, if the gorgeous Steve Austin had told me I was his fiancée, I certainly would not have argued.

There is only one bionic person and that is the athletic Steve Austin played to perfection by Lee Majors.


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