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Agency
     

Agency

Director: George Kaczender, Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors, Valerie Perrine

Cast: George Kaczender, Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors, Valerie Perrine

 

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Agency tackles the question of the efficiency of media manipulation. An unscrupulous advertising agency, in league with equally untrustworthy political campaign manager Robert Mitchum, plants subliminal messages in its TV commercials. Just as Vance Packard warned in the 1950s expose The Hidden Persuaders, these hidden messages persuade the viewers to

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Agency tackles the question of the efficiency of media manipulation. An unscrupulous advertising agency, in league with equally untrustworthy political campaign manager Robert Mitchum, plants subliminal messages in its TV commercials. Just as Vance Packard warned in the 1950s expose The Hidden Persuaders, these hidden messages persuade the viewers to vote for Mitchum's candidate. Given the potency of the the film's premise, it's disappointing to watch director George Kaczender handle the material (based on a novel by Paul Gottleib) is so cut-and-dried a fashion. But Mitchum is good, as are his costars Valerie Perrine, Lee Majors, Saul Rubinek and Alexandra Stewart.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2006
UPC:
0844628090346
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
R
Source:
Tango Entertainment

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Mitchum Ted Quinn
Lee Majors Philip Morgan
Valerie Perrine Brenda Wilcox
Saul Rubinek Sam Goldstein
Alexandra Stewart Mimi Oliveri
Hayward Morse Tony Flynn
Antony Parr Charlie
Michael Kirby Peters
Gary Reineke Jones
George Touliatos Sgt. Eckersley
John Welsh Det. Ross
Hugh Webster Inmate
Franz Russell George Miller
Eric Donkin Henry
George Kaczender Actor
Malcolm Nelthorpe Cy
Marilyn Gardner Actor
Walter Massey Actor
Patti Oatman Actor
Arthur Grosser Actor
Henry Gamer Actor
Denise Vanderberg Actor
Pierre Sevigny Actor
Sally Singal Actor
Michael Short Actor

Technical Credits
George Kaczender Director,Editor
Robert Baylis Associate Producer
Bill Brodie Production Designer
Olga Dimitrov Costumes/Costume Designer
Lewis Furey Score Composer
Paul Gottlieb Screenwriter
Alicia Grunsky Art Director
Ken Heeley-Ray Sound Editor
Noel Hynd Screenwriter
Kirk Jones Editor
Robert Lantos Producer
Miklos Lente Cinematographer
Stephen J. Roth Producer
Peter Wintonick Editor

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