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ABC Movie of the Week/The Challenge

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The Challenge
Airdate February 10, 1970
Written by Marc Norman
Directed by Alan Smithee
Network ABC
Style 90-minute military action drama
Company 20th Century Fox Television
American Broadcasting Company

Origin USA

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The Challenge (1970) is a TV movie about an American and an Asian soldier in a fight to the death on a deserted island in lieu of their nations going to war. It aired as part of the ABC Movie of the Week.

Cast: Darren McGavin (Jacob Gallery), Broderick Crawford (Gen. Lewis Meyers), Mako (Yuro), James Whitmore (Overman), Skip Homeier (Lyman George), Paul Lukas (Dr. Nagy), Sam Elliott (Bryant), Adolph Caesar (Clarence Opano), Andre Philippe (Swiss Official), Arianhe Ulmer (Sarah), Davis Roberts (Scientist), Byron Morrow (Defense Secretary), Bill Zuckert (Army Colonel), Gene LeBell (Karate Instructor), Lew Brown (Sergeant), Eddie Guardino (Soldier), Garry Walberg (Submarine Captain), Bill Quinn (Marine Colonel), Michael Hinn (Army Captain)


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