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Mr. Terrific 

Stanley Beamish, the weakling proprietor of a Washington gas station, is also a top-secret super agent. When the Government's Bureau of Special Projects needs Stanley, he takes a pill that ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Stephen Strimpell Stephen Strimpell ...  Stanley Beamish / ... 17 episodes, 1967
Dick Gautier ...  Hal Walters 17 episodes, 1967
Paul Smith ...  Harley Trent 17 episodes, 1967
John McGiver ...  Barton J. Reed 17 episodes, 1967
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Stanley Beamish, the weakling proprietor of a Washington gas station, is also a top-secret super agent. When the Government's Bureau of Special Projects needs Stanley, he takes a pill that gives him an hour's worth of strength, courage and flying time. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@intersource.com>

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He's the country's unique crime fighter. In reality he's a mild-mannered filling station attendant, but when law and order break down, he takes a magical pill which sends him flying after the gangsters. Starring Stephen Strimpell, Dick Gautier and John McGiver as Barton J. Reed. New comedy, in color.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

9 January 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Immer wenn er Pillen nahm See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Stanley's middle initial is H. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Barton J. Reed: Now is the time for action! A-C-T-I-O-N, action!
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Referenced in Contact High (2009) See more »

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Stephen Strimpell a "Terrific Teacher" Too!
5 April 2004 | by algernon4See all my reviews

I was studying acting with Stephen Strimpell at the HB Studio in New York City when he got the offer to fly to Hollywood to do MR. TERRIFIC. He was a wonderful instructor and told me, "you don't need to study anymore, really. You need to go out and ACT. That's the best way to become a good actor." I took his advice and struck out on my own. But, not before studying with William Hickey ("Prizzi's Honor" "Hat Full of Rain"). Mostly, he'd observe my classroom scenes and then start talking about HIMSELF! He was not in the same class as Strimpell.

Of course, since I knew Stephen, I watched MR. TERRIFIC religiously every week and thought it was cute, but a waste of good talent. Looking at Mr. Strimpell's film output surprised me. An actor THIS good, should have been used to better advantage by Hollywood.

As a result, I auditioned and got many parts on the New York stage. For that, I am eternally grateful to Stephen Strimpell. My experience on stage will live with me forever.


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