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The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins (1984)

Unrated | | Comedy | TV Movie 10 February 1984
D.C. is a dreamer who can't keep in the real world longer than a few minutes. After a top secret disk finds its way in his backpack, he finds himself right in the middle of a big spy ... See full summary »

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Leslie H. Martinson (as Leslie Martinson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Coleman ... D. C. Collins
Bernie Casey ... J.T. Collins
Shelley Smith ... Ann Harris
Fred Dryer ... Barney Daniels
Pamela Adlon ... Tatyana (as Pamela Segall)
Jason Bateman ... Addison Cromwell
Luis Avalos ... Cabbie
Philip Abbott ... Manning
Marilyn McCoo ... Vanessa Collins
Harvey Jason ... Dutch
George Gobel ... Bergman
Michael Ansara ... Turk
Jan Tríska ... Deputy Markov
Lewis Van Bergen ... Denker
George Dickerson George Dickerson ... Underwood
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D.C. is a dreamer who can't keep in the real world longer than a few minutes. After a top secret disk finds its way in his backpack, he finds himself right in the middle of a big spy mission. Only no one will believe him.... Written by Digger Blue <diggerblue@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1984 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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D. C. Collins: [his interpretation of how "Stilletto" works] ... Try to imagine "Missile Command" - only played with real missiles, real stealth-bombers, real satellites... and, worst of all, real cities.
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Spoofs Superman (1978) See more »

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You won't be disappointed.
29 December 2007 | by DC_CollinsSee all my reviews

DC Collins is both a prime document of the waning years of the cold war, and a blistering exposition of the actor's craft from Gary Coleman. Coleman scored big with 'On The Right Track', the popular 'Kid' series of TV movies, and also this fantasy/espionage thriller.

There's a tender poignancy haunting DC's on screen relationship with Tatyana. Consider the divergent paths: Adlon and Coleman. It's as if the ensuing collapse of the Soviets v the USA were juxtaposed in reverse with the resultant careers of either actor.

Finally, one cannot help but regret Gary's absence from subsequent projects like this. Why is it that audiences are expected to remain starved in the dearth of available material? Reappraise, reissue, distribute.


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