Once Upon a Spy (1980)

USA, 19 September
35mm film, colour, 1.33:1
mono, English

An American science fiction television film directed by Ivan Nagy.

Plot Summary

A secret agent tackles a power crazed megalomaniac who plans to take over the world using his hi-tech new super-weapon.


Director: Ivan Nagy
Columbia Pictures Television/David Gerber Productions
Executive Producer: David Gerber
Associate Producer: Mary Eagle
Story: Lemuel Pitkin, Jimmy Sangster
Director of Photography: Dennis Dalzell
Editors: Bob Fish, William Neel
Music: John Cacavas
Special Effects: Bill Millar
Special Visual Effects: Bill Millar
Title Designer: Bill Millar
Production Designer: Duane Alt
Art Director: Ross Bellah

Ted Danson (Jack Chenault)
Mary Louise Weller (Paige Tannehill)
Eleanor Parker (The Lady)
Christopher Lee (Marcus Valorium)
Burke Byrnes (Burkle)
Irena Ferris (Greta)
Terry Lester (Rudy)
Jo McDonnell
Yuliis Ruval (Lillian Müller)
Leonard Stone (Dr Webster)

Alternative Titles

Lethal Games


Cyborgs, Santa Claus and Satan: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Made for Television by Fraser A. Sherman p.212 – note
Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis pp.291-292
The International Spy Guide 002 by Richard Rhys Davies p.667 – illustrated credits, note
Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.92