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The made-for-TV Savage is worth seeing today as an example of early Steven Spielberg. Martin Landau stars as Paul Savage, a TV investigative reporter. In possession of a photograph that might destroy the career of a Supreme Court nominee, Savage finds himself the target of scrutiny from all sorts of shady types. Barbara Bain, then Mrs. Landau, costars as Savage's producer. Originally titled Watch Dog, Savage was the pilot for a potential TV series. Despite high network enthusiasm, the project never went any farther than its March 31, 1973 telecast.


Martin Landau
as Paul Savage
Barbara Bain
as Gail Abbott
Will Geer
as Joel Ryker
Barry Sullivan
as Judge Daniel Stern
Paul Richards
as Peter Brooks
Michele Carey
as Allison Baker
Louise Latham
as Marian Stern
Susan Howard
as Lee Raynolds
Dabney Coleman
as Ted Seligson
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  • Spielberg's imaginative camerawork manages to flog this exposition-heavy vehicle along at a bearable pace, and the actors, saddled with some of the most unlikely dialogue ever heard in a television studio, struggle heroically to transcend the material.

    Apr 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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