The Agency (film)

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Directed byGeorge Kaczender
Written byNoel Hynd
StarringRobert Mitchum
Lee Majors
Saul Rubinek
Valerie Perrine
Alexandra Stewart
Distributed byJensen Farley Pictures
Release date
  • 5 September 1980 (1980-09-05)
Running time
94 minutes
Budget$4 million[1]

The Agency (known as Mind Games on video) is a 1980 Canadian dramatic/thriller film. It was directed by George Kaczender,[2] with a screenplay by Noel Hynd.[3]

Based on a novel by Paul Gottlieb,[4] it is a political thriller involving advertising copywriter Philip Morgan (Lee Majors) who discovers the agency he works for, run by Ted Quinn (Robert Mitchum), is using subliminal advertising to manipulate a presidential election. It features appearances by Canadian actors Saul Rubinek as an audio technician (earning a "Best Supporting Actor" Genie nomination),[3] Jonathan Welsh as a police detective, and familiar supporting players Michael Kirby and Gary Reineke as hitmen.

The film was shot on locations in Montreal and rural Quebec.


  1. ^ Lee, Grant (13 Jan 1979). "FILM CLIPS: Canadians Shooting for the Big Leagues". Los Angeles Times. p. b10.
  2. ^ Craddock, Jim, editor. VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever (Detroit, Michigan: Thomson Gale, 2007), p.49.
  3. ^ a b "Agency".
  4. ^ Craddock, p.49.


  • Craddock, Jim, editor. VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever, p. 49, "The Agency". Detroit, Michigan: Thomson Gale, 2007. ISBN 0-7876-8980-7.
  • "Agency" at imdb