Man on a String (1971)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Man on a String was a derivation of Tightrope, a 1959-60 TV series starring Mike Connors as an undercover agent. Despite high ratings, Tightrope was forced off the air due to its excessive violence, but its producers held out hopes that someday they'd be able to revive the property. This 1971 TV-movie attempt stars Christopher George as a government undercover man, answerable only to his superior William Schallert. Guest-star Joel Grey plays a psychic criminal, called in to help solve a series of murders. Man on a String was first telecast on February 18, 1972; its ratings were respectable, but a series was not forthcoming.



undercover, criminal, gang-war, police, prison, psychic, rival