When her doctor recommends that a widow pursue her unfulfilled life ambitions, he doesn't realize that she has always wanted to be a spy. Sending a letter to her congressman gets her an ...
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Mrs. Emily Pollifax of New Jersey goes to the CIA to volunteer for spy duty, being in her own opinion, expendable now that the children are grown and she's widowed. And being just what the ... See full summary »
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When her doctor recommends that a widow pursue her unfulfilled life ambitions, he doesn't realize that she has always wanted to be a spy. Sending a letter to her congressman gets her an interview with the CIA and accidentally gets her an assignment to Morocco for a supposed easy task of picking up an encrypted code book. When the agency realizes their mistake, they send a super-agent to watch over her. Both are taken prisoner and the real agent is injured, leaving Mrs. Pollifax to use her considerable wits to help them escape and to save the day.Written by
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This 1999 movie is a weird combination of book #1 of the series with the same title: "The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax" (1966) plus book #4 in the series, "A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax" (1973), though both are really mangled insofar as being true to the book, especially the regrettable killing off of one of the characters in #4 who shows up in a later book; why they don't make all 14 (1966-2000) into movies. See more »
Although it has been a while since I seen this flick I truly enjoyed it enough to rate it even now with a 10! The story was well written and the characters were interesting. I could definitely see this movie turning into a series, or more movies that would air from time to time. The interaction between Angela Lansbury and Thomas Ian Griffith was perfect and made you want to see their characters interact more. They both played their parts well and were believable. I hope it airs again, or becomes available to purchase on video. I'd add it to my movie collection. I would also definitely recommend this film to others.
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