Big-time movie director Kenneth Annakin called the shots in this TV pilot film. "Institute for Revenge" is the nickname for a computer known as IFR 7000 (voice by John Hillerman). The computer is employed by a large foundation dedicated to righting wrongs, albeit nonviolently. Sam Groom, Lauren Hutton and Robert Coote are the good guys who go after a charity swindler (special guest star George Hamilton). While it may sound a lot like a high-tech Mission: Impossible, Institute for Revenge bears a closer resemblance to the 1973 theatrical feature The Sting, a resemblance driven home by the presence of Sting costar Ray Walston in a supporting role.
by Hal Erickson synopsis