Dr. Scorpion (1978)

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A former secret agent turned marine biologist investigates the murder of a friend and gets caught up in a complex and dangerous intelligence network.


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2 May 2000 | Fester-10
| Quirky spy flick - standard plot line, odd characters.
If you liked Nick Mancuso in the short-lived "Stingray" TV series, you'll get a kick out of this earlier work. Mancuso's portrayal of the wry, disillusioned outrider, John Shackleford, adds unexpected depth to an otherwise run-of-the-mill 1970's spy yarn. (think "6 million dollar man" without the bionics, but with more than enough attitude to make up the difference).

If you like cranky spy types, there are some classier alternatives. You might want to look into several movies based on Len Deighton novels, such as "The Ipcress File", or "Funeral in Berlin". Michael Caine shines as Harry Palmer, a cold warrior, who is the perfect anti-hero of espionage.


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24 February 1978



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