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on 28 May 2011
The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman were good fun science fiction sereis from the 1970s which ended in 1978.
Ten years later there was the reunion TV movie "The return of" which was a good one off reunion of both main characters. Then in 1989 came this second reunion TV movie called "bionic showdown".
This TV movie is not as good as the earlier TV movie but does have some good moments. It also stars Sandra Bullock as a new Bionic Woman who together with the original Bionic heroes ~ Steve Austin and Jamie Sommers, try to bring some baddies, (who have a bionic man) to justice. The plot line is a bit weak, and the pace of the production is a bit slow. There are not many actual Bionic stunts and the climax is very weak. After a long build up it is all over in seconds. However the drama is fairly good and there is a good visual effect during the rare bionic stunts. Generally a reasonable effort and a welcome chance to see more of our two heroes. But it is also a bit of a wasted opportunity.
If you are a fan of the original TV series or earlier TV movie then it is worth investigating this effort.