Two former agents of U.N.C.L.E., Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum), are drawn back into
the spy business after 15 years when an old enemy (Anthony Zerbe) escapes from prison by helicopter. He leads a plan by a
terrorist organization (THRUSH) that have hijacked a nuclear warhead. They threaten to detonate it if a $350 million
ransom isn't delivered.
RETURN OF THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.: THE FIFTEEN YEARS LATER AFFAIR is one of those TV movie used to capitalize
on old TV show characters and bring them back for a TV movie or two. This TV movie could have done without the arrogant new
U.N.C.L.E agent that Solo and Kuryakin must work with. It is nice to see Patrick Macnee as their new boss (Patirck is best
known for starring in the surrealist 1960s British spy series THE AVENGERS). The movie paints the two former partners as older
and that things have changed. You even have a former James Bond (George Lazenby) with a small cameo as a character known as
JB (their small nod to James Bond. Then you have a personal stake for Kuryakin when he learns a a former U.N.C.L.E agent (a
traitor) responsible for the death of a woman on Kuryakin's last mission before he quit to become a fashion designer (who
knew he wanted to be one).
The action and production design is basically a James Bond movie done on a TV budget. I never watched many of the episodes
from THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E TV series, but I do know of it and the characters. This TV movie does make me want to check out
the series and rediscover it.
EXTRAS: The only extra is a long trailer for the TV movie. Too bad CBS DVD couldn't have got Vaughn and McCallum
together for an audio commentary.
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