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See the Man Run (1971)

Kidnappers making a ransom demand dial a wrong number & reach a struggling actor instead. He decides to cut himself in for some of the money.

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Corey Allen

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Mann Rubin
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Culp ... Ben Taylor
Angie Dickinson ... Joanne Taylor
Eddie Albert ... Dr. Thomas Spencer
June Allyson ... Helene Spencer
Charles Cioffi ... Captain Dan Dorsey
Antoinette Bower ... Peggi Larson
Michael Bell ... Mike
Ross Elliott ... Ralph Larson
Robert Lipton ... Dex
John Goddard ... Serviceman
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When some guys kidnap a man's daughter, they call to make their ransom demand but the number they got was an old one and that's been reassigned to another man. When he tries to call the girl's father, they freak out before he could explain. That's when he decides to pretend to be the kidnapper and get the ransom money from the father and keep part of it for himself. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Second Face See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Stick with this one...it ends beautifully!
4 November 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The plot to "See the Man Run" is an odd one. Ben Taylor (Robert Culp) is awakened by a phone call from a crook...telling him his daughter has been kidnapped! The problem is that Ben doesn't have a daughter and the callers were actually trying to call some doctor (Eddie Albert)! So, Ben tries to call the doctor and tell him what's happened...and the doc and his wife overreact and think Ben has kidnapped her. However, at the urging of Ben's wife (Angie Dickinson), he decides to pretend to be the kidnapper. That way, he'll just ask for MORE money than the kidnappers and pay them off himself...and keep the difference!! Considering Ben's an out of work actor, this plan, though very illegal, seems to make sense. But will it work?!

There are many reasons to see this film....not the least is to get a load of Robert Culp in a silly wig. The script is great, the relationship between Ben and his wife strange and weirdly kinky and the ending is just terrific. This is one of the better made for TV films of the era...and holds up great today. It can be found on YouTube by the way.


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