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The Billion Dollar Threat (1979)

A mad scientist plans to destroy the earth's ozone layer.


Barry Shear


Jimmy Sangster


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dale Robinette ... Robert Sands
Ralph Bellamy ... Mike Larson
Keenan Wynn ... Ely
Patrick Macnee ... Horatio Black
Robert Tessier ... Benjamin
Beth Specht Beth Specht ... Holly
Karen Specht Karen Specht ... Ivy
Ronnie Carol Ronnie Carol ... Marcia Buttercup
Stephen Keep Mills ... Harold Darling (as Stephen Keep)
William Bryant ... Harry Grebe (as Bill Bryant)
Marianne Marks ... Ming
Read Morgan ... Charlie
Harold Sakata ... Oriental Man
Walt Davis Walt Davis ... Third Technician
Jason Corbett Jason Corbett ... Lab Technician


A mad scientist plans to destroy the earth's ozone layer.

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Release Date:

15 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ihan nappi keikka See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Shifting Sands
7 July 2006 | by ShadeGrenadeSee all my reviews

In the wake of 'The Spy Who Loved Me', a number of television pilots unsuccessfully tried to revive the moribund spy genre, of which this was one. Written by Jimmy Sangster ( co-writer of the 1966 Bulldog Drummond caper 'Deadlier Than The Male' and the 'Touchfeather' novels ), it starred Dale Robinette as Robert Sands, a C.I.A. agent assigned to investigate the mysterious death of a fellow agent, who had claimed to have seen 'flying saucers'. The 'saucers' are not interplanetary space vehicles, but dome-like structures designed to shield the arch-villain Horatio Black from ultra-violet rays. Black intends to destroy the ozone layer unless his extortionate demands are met. Whilst hardly in the same class as the Bond films, 'Threat' boasts a few decent action sequences and gadgets, plus the marvellous Patrick Macnee in a role very different to Steed. Dale Robinette, however, is miscast as Sands, and lets the whole thing down. Despite being superior to 'Death Ray 2000', there was no spin-off series.

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