Wonder Woman (1975–1979)
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The New Original Wonder Woman 

After a dogfight with a Nazi plane, U.S. Air Force Steve Trevor crashlands on an uncharted island in the Bermuda Triangle. Paradise Island is inhabited only by women, and their existence ... See full summary »

Director:

Leonard J. Horn (as Leonard Horn)

Writers:

William Moulton Marston (characters) (as Charles Moulton), Stanley Ralph Ross | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lynda Carter ... Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
Lyle Waggoner ... Major Steve Trevor
John Randolph ... General Phil Blankenship
Red Buttons ... Ashley Norman
Stella Stevens ... Marcia
Eric Braeden ... Captain Drangel
Severn Darden ... Bad Guy
Fannie Flagg ... Amazon Doctor
Henry Gibson ... Nikolas
Kenneth Mars ... Colonel Von Blasko
Cloris Leachman ... Queen Hippolyta
Helen Verbit Helen Verbit ... Nurse
Tom Rosqui Tom Rosqui ... Cop #2
Fritzi Burr ... Saleslady
Ian Wolfe ... Bank Manager

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Storyline

After a dogfight with a Nazi plane, U.S. Air Force Steve Trevor crashlands on an uncharted island in the Bermuda Triangle. Paradise Island is inhabited only by women, and their existence has been kept a secret for thousands of years. Learning of the Nazi threat to humanity, the Amazon princess, Diana, is chosen to accompany Trevor back to the United States to battle the Third Reich. Garbed in a skimpy red, white & blue costume and armed with a magic lasso that forces anyone within its grasp to tell the truth, Diana uses her powers as Wonder Woman to battle the forces of evil. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Trivia

Lynda Carter received a standing ovation from the cast and crew the very first time she walked onto the set wearing the Wonder Woman costume. See more »

Goofs

In the bank robbery scene, the two bad guys with cases are initially seen shooting towards the door of the bank as if they'd just left with the money and are making their escape. However, when Wonder Woman leaps over the car to intercede, they are shown coming out the doors with the cases and exchanging gunfire again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: [voice-over] In this dark summer of 1942, the onslaught of the Third Reich continues under the leadership of this indecent and corrupt man. His over-trained and blindly obedient army continues to ravish what is left of free Europe.
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Alternate Versions

The original opening credits for the TV movie started the same as the currently packaged version, which is with several stock footage scenes from the War. However, when the opening theme begins, the footage continues for another moment, showing an actual explosion. This was replaced with cartoon stars exploding in 1976. The home videos and DVD releases only feature the syndicated cartoon stars version and not the original broadcast film of 1975. Furthermore, for the TV movie only, the opening credits show the cartoon Wonder Woman leap into a blank panel, deflect bullets and knock out the attackers with a roundhouse punch! This is the same panel which was changed to an awkwardly inserted panel showing her twirling the lasso instead. Both the live explosion and the cartoon bullet-deflecting scenes were broadcast when the TV movie aired in syndication in the 1980s, but they've never been included in the home-video versions. Certain minor segments of the movie were replaced with more campy tones than the original film. See more »

Connections

Featured in Double Dare (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Wonder Woman
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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Looks like it came straight out of the first comic book
2 September 2002 | by broadfootSee all my reviews

When Wonder Woman first appeared in the comics in 1941, her adventures at times seemed to resemble more of a Three Stooges adventure than an action hero, considering all the cartoonish and stereotyped villains she battled. That's what this film is like. It's interesting to see a comedic actor like Henry Gibson (from TV's Laugh-In) playing a Nazi who attaches messages to the legs of carrier pigeons. He's got to be the shortest Nazi I've ever seen! Also watch for Red Buttons, playing an undercover Nazi spy, yell "Heil Hitler!" into the phone with absolutely no trace of a German accent. Despite her history of comedy films, Cloris Leachman does an acceptable job in the role of Queen Hippolyte. The real star, of course, is Lynda Carter wearing that tight-fitting costume. Watch her shake her booty!!! I got a videotape of the movie from a guy in New York named G. Cocchiola. You can e-mail him at basestar1@aol.com

That said, if you're looking for tongue-in-cheek comic book fun, ala the 1966 Batman film with Adam West, this one is for you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1975 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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