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The Six Million Dollar Man

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(ABC, 3/7/1973, 90 mins). A test pilot, all but killed in a crash, is “remade” through the science of bionics into a superman superior to the flesh and blood man he had been. The popular series that followed (1973-78) had Lee Majors repeating his role, with Richard Anderson and Alan Oppenheimer taking over the parts created by Darren McGavin and Martin Balsam. Based on the 1972 novel “Cyborg” by Martin Caidin.

Production Company Universal Television. Director Richard Irving. Producer Richard Irving. Teleplay Henri Simoun. Based on a Novel by Martin Caidin. Photography Emil Oster. Music Gil Melle. Editor Budd Small, Richard M. Sprague. Art Director Ray Beal.

Cast Lee Majors (Steve Austin), Barbara Anderson (Jean Manners), Martin Balsam (Dr. Rudy Wells), Darren McGavin (Oliver Spencer), Dorothy Green (Mrs. McKay), Charles Knox Robinson (Prisoner), Ivor Barry (Geraldton), Anne Whitfield (Young woman), George Wallace (General), Robert Cornthwaite (Dr. Ashburn), Olan Soule (Saltillo), Norma Storch (Woman), Maurice Sherbanee (Nudaylah), John Mark Robinson (Aide).

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