Participants discuss 1983 U.N.C.L.E. TV movie

Participants, including director Ray Austin and actor Anthony Zerbe, talked about the 1983 TV movie The Return of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. on a June 26 Zoom call that’s up on YouTube.

The TV movie brought back Robert Vaughn and David McCallum to again play Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. George Lazenby had a small part as a James Bond-like character.

Among other things, Austin references how a scene where Zerbe’s villain escapes was filmed at a real prison. Zerbe grabbed onto a helicopter, which the actor says was for real. Zerbe also talked about working as a villain on the original Mission: Impossible series.

The video is below. It run for three hours.

4 Responses

  1. Anthony Zerbe is a phenomenal actor, and has worked with everybody. 99.99% of the time he either plays a complete villain or a an unlikable character with questionable morals. He also happens to have been John Travolta’s acting teacher.
    Glenn in Brooklyn, NY

  2. Anthony Zerbe is a phenomenal actor who has worked with everybody in his six-decade career. 99.99% of the time he either plays a complete villain, or an unlikable character with highly questionable morals. He also happens to have been John Travolta’s acting teacher.
    Glenn in Brooklyn, NY.

  3. Gosh, this was so great to watch! The talent being interviewed is watching the Return of the Man from UNCLE (which we can’t see) but they’re commenting on all the action! Very, very cool! Amazing that they’re remembering back over 38 years. Ray Austin has a very high regard for Michael Sloan!!

    A nice addition to that which we’ve read about the “Making of the Return of the MFU.” Very interesting, as they’re going over the film, point by point!! So much trivia esp. at 1.44+

    Thank you so much for posting this! And it being such a recent (new) interview, getting it right out to us.

  4. No matter what he is in, you will always be entertained by Mr. Anthony Zerbe and will never disappointed. Glenn in Brooklyn, NY.

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