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S2 E17

Production 41230
Original Airdate: February 23, 1975
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Steve's double photos Oscar's files
Produced by
Lionel E. Siegel and Joe L. Cramer
Teleplay by
Richard Carr
Story by
Gustave Field
Directed by
Jerry London
Guest Cast
Guest Star(s)
Robert Do Qui as Breezy
Special Guest Star(s)
George Foreman as Agent Marcus Grayson
Co-starring
Jack Colvin as Ed Jasper
Robert Salvio as LaSalle
With
Mary Rings as Molly
Arthur Space as Carruthers
Susan Keller as Oscar's Secretary
Nicholas Worth as Weightlifter
Uncredited
Eddie Fontaine as Bar Tender
Broadcast Order
Season 2
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"Taneha" "The E.S.P. Spy"

Summary

Undercover agent Marcus Grayson, who was working for Oscar Goldman without Steve Austin's knowledge, had infiltrated a criminal organization, headed by Edward Jasper, that was out to steal the government's secret laser technology.

The face of Johnny Dine, a small-time crook, was rebuilt through plastic surgery to resemble Steve Austin's. The plan, for him to photograph Goldman's files, soon went awry when Dine was caught, then run over and killed in the street.

Austin was naturally curious as to why someone would have impersonated him. Getting a lead on the gang's activities, he used the opportunity to impersonate his own impostor.

Steve was led, ultimately, to a boxing arena that served as the organization's headquarters, the investigation culminating In a wild confrontation in the ring with the criminals. Steve even dared to take on Grayson, not realizing they were on the same side.

Deconstructed

Quotes

Oscar Goldman: Next time you want a holiday, I'll let you have it as long as you're only gone for one day.
John Dine: (posing as Steve Austin) I knew you'd say something like that.


Ed Jasper: Johnny... still not used to that face!
Steve Austin: (posing as John Dine) Well, neither am I.


Breezy: You'r a dead man, Dine.
Steve Austin: You're gonna take me to your boss.
Breezy: No, I'll mess up that brand new face of yours... again. And then I'm gonna snuff you out.
Steve Austin: Any time you're ready.


Oscar Goldman: Steve, I've been coming to the fights here for years, this is some of the best action I've ever seen. Oh, you two don't know each other. Steve Austin, Marcus Grayson.
Steve Austin: How ya doin, Marcus?
Marcus Grayson: I can't complain, Steve.


Marcus Grayson: That right hand of yours--what is it made of, iron?
Steve Austin: Not exactly, but you're close.
'Marcus Grayson: Man, I believe it!


Oscar Goldman: After what's happened this week, how am I ever gonna be sure that it's you?
Steve Austin: Well, I got an idea, everytime I come into the office, you can kick me in the shins. And if I yell, it's not me. (they laugh)


Trivia

Cast
  • This episode special guest stars former Heavyweight Champion George Foreman.
  • Lee Majors plays two roles in this episode as he also portrays his look-alike, Johnny Dine.
  • Andre the Giant makes his Six Million Dollar Man debut months before appearing as Bigfoot in "The Secret of Bigfoot" -- a wrestling poster showing him is visible in the background when Breezy takes Steve to see LaSalle at the theater.
Storyline
  • For only the second time this season, an episode has no pre-credits teaser.
  • The red sports Johnny Dine is driving appears to be an AMC AMX or Javelin SST. Oscar notices that this is not Steve's car. When Steve Austin catches up to Oscar and Dine outside the Omega Project, Steve is driving the same Mercedes 450SL that he was driving in Return of the Robot Maker.
Special effects
  • During Steve's sparring match with Robert Do Qui's character, "Breezy," the soundtrack punctuates Steve's bionic punches with a brass "sting" effect identical to that used in the 1960s Batman TV series during fight scenes.
  • During the final fight, George Foreman gets the slo-mo treatment, too.
Real World
  • The same training facilities and boxing ring were featured in BW: "". They were filmed at the Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles.

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