Double Agent (1987 film)

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Double Agent
Genre Adventure
Written by Howard Friedlander
Ken Peragine
Craig W. Van Sickle
Steven Long Mitchell
Directed by Michael Vejar
Starring Michael McKean
Susan Walden
Christopher Burton
Judith Jones
Lloyd Bochner
Music by Alf Clausen
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Mark H. Ovitz
Cheryl Denise Edwards (associate producer)
Cinematography Fred J. Koenekamp
Editor(s) Dennis Virkler
Running time 88 minutes
Production company(s) Mark H. Ovitz Productions
Walt Disney Television
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
Original release
  • March 29, 1987 (1987-03-29)

Double Agent was a made for TV film from Walt Disney Television directed by Michael Vejar. It starred Michael McKean, Susan Walden, Christopher Burton, Judith Jones, and Lloyd Bochner. Additional cast included Del Zamora, John Putch, Alexa Hamilton, Jane A. Johnston, Lois January, Saveli Kramarov, Allan Kolman, and Big John Studd. Double Agent was first telecast March 29, 1987, on The Disney Sunday Movie series.


Jason Starr is an international spy. While on a mission there was an altercation and Jason disappears. His boss Vaughn then goes to his twin brother Warren Starbinder, a veterinarian, and asks him to pose as Jason so to complete his mission. Warren agrees to do so but the talk will not be easy since he is not a spy. Warren also cannot tell his wife and family what he's doing which makes it hard for him to explain the peculiar ways he is now behaving. He is supposed to deliver a quarter million dollars in exchange for an overlay of a secret document. From being chased by the KGB and an ex-NSB agent who is out for revenge, to spicy car chases and action sequences all the while maintaining his family's trust through deceit, this movie is a comic treat. And the end springs a surprise in the identity of Scorpion, the primary villain.

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