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The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E

The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E
Directed by Ray Austin
Produced by Nigel Watts
Written by Michael Sloan
Starring Robert Vaughn
David McCallum
Patrick Macnee
Music by Gerald Fried (score)
Jerry Goldsmith (theme)
Cinematography Fred J. Koenekamp
Editing by George Jay Nicholson
Studio Michael Sloan Productions
Viacom Productions
Distributed by CBS Television Distribution
Release date(s) 1983
Running time 96 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen-Years-Later Affair is a made-for-television film based on the series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum reprising the roles they had originated on that program. Several of the crew from the series also worked on the movie, which was produced by Viacom rather than Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Leo G. Carroll had died long before the movie began production, so Patrick Macnee was recruited instead to appear as an entirely different character, Sir John Raleigh, who had, presumably, taken over as Number 1 of Section I, the Director of U.N.C.L.E., after Alexander Waverly had either retired or died, and Carroll's photograph was displayed prominently in many scenes that featured Macnee's Sir John.


The criminal international organization THRUSH steals the bomb H975 and demands $350,000,000, to be delivered within 72 hours by their former antagonist, Napoleon Solo. This forces U.N.C.L.E., the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, has to reactivate the two top agents of its Section II, Solo and Illya Kuryakin, both of whom had left its ranks 15 years before and are now pursuing other lines of civilian work—Kuryakin as a fashion designer whose resignation was acrimonious and precipitated by a professional disaster, Solo as a marketer of computers and independent businessman.

Equipped in their original fashion, Solo and Kuryakin search for the bomb and attempt to close down, permanently. what proves to be a splinter THRUSH group; the original organization had fragmented in 1968 after its failure in the "Seven Intellectual Wonders of the World" affair and has yet to regain the power to threaten worldwide law and order that it had possessed up to that time.

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