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Mr. Terrific 

Stanley Beamish, the weakling proprietor of a Washington gas station, is also a top-secret super agent. When the Government's Bureau of Special Projects needs Stanley, he takes a pill that ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Stephen Strimpell Stephen Strimpell ...  Stanley Beamish / ... 17 episodes, 1967
Dick Gautier ...  Hal Walters 17 episodes, 1967
Paul Smith ...  Harley Trent 17 episodes, 1967
John McGiver ...  Barton J. Reed 17 episodes, 1967
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Stanley Beamish, the weakling proprietor of a Washington gas station, is also a top-secret super agent. When the Government's Bureau of Special Projects needs Stanley, he takes a pill that gives him an hour's worth of strength, courage and flying time. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@intersource.com>

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He's the country's unique crime fighter. In reality he's a mild-mannered filling station attendant, but when law and order break down, he takes a magical pill which sends him flying after the gangsters. Starring Stephen Strimpell, Dick Gautier and John McGiver as Barton J. Reed. New comedy, in color.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

9 January 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Immer wenn er Pillen nahm See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Footage from 4 episodes were edited together as a movie called The Pill Caper. The movie contains new footage, including a scene with Hal Smith as a train passenger. See more »

Quotes

Barton J. Reed: Yes. I'm afraid it's a 'Purple Alert.'
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Referenced in Contact High (2009) See more »

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I loved it.
7 November 2006 | by shrudeSee all my reviews

I remember this growing up in Australia. I was 6 years old. I loved watching this and have never forgotten the show. I have only re-visited the show, using the web just recently and had to make a comment in here, seeing as there wasn't any.

Dick Gautier was brilliant I remember him walking around acting like a turkey and uttering "Gobble gobble.. gobble"

The greatest American Hero was probably inspired by Mr Terrific, same kind of scenario of a Superman that was a clown. As someone said , "everything Clark Kent tried to be"

Directed by the one and only Jack Arnold his fame includes, Gilligans Island, Rawhide, Peter Gunn, Perry Mason, Love boat so much more..

I have been looking for recordings of this series.


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