Billion Dollar Threat (1979)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Glamorized Spy Film, Master Criminal Films  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This made-for-TV espionage thriller was approximately fourteen years too late for TV's "spy cycle". Dale Robinette plays a Bondlike secret agent, while Ralph Bellamy is the "M" counterpart. Robinette is assigned to solve the mystery of several UFO sightings in Utah. The instigator turns out to be an eco-villain (Patrick MacNee), who threatens to destroy the ozone layer unless he's paid one billion dollars within 48 hours. When Billion Dollar Threat failed to yield a weekly TV series, its producers revamped the project--and the result was the equally unsuccessful Once Upon a Spy (80).



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