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Agency (2004)

Agency

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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 Gaczender 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interest
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On DVD: Aug 2, 2005
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Cast

Robert Mitchum
as Ted Quinn
Lee Majors
as Philip Morgan
Valerie Perrine
as Brenda Wilcox
Saul Rubinek
as Sam Goldstein
Alexandra Stewart
as Mimi Oliveri
Hayward Morse
as Tony Flynn
Antony Parr
as Charlie
George Touliatos
as Sgt. Eckersley
John Welsh
as Det. Ross
Franz Russell
as George Miller
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½

Feels like a low budget '70s affair even though it was released in 1980, with the 'little man' of Lee Majors struggling against the giant corporate conspiracy, but it's still a fun way to kill an afternoon.

Give it as rental.

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