The Agency (film)

1981 film by George Kaczender
Directed by George Kaczender
Written by Noel Hynd
Starring Robert Mitchum
Lee Majors
Saul Rubinek
Valerie Perrine
Alexandra Stewart
Distributed by Jensen Farley Pictures
Release date
  • 5 September 1980 (1980-09-05)
Running time
94 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

The Agency (known as Mind Games on video) is a 1980 Canadian dramatic/thriller film. It was directed by George Kaczender,[1] with a screenplay by Noel Hynd.[2]

Based on a novel by Paul Gottlieb,[3] 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),[2] Jonathan Welsh as a police detective, and familiar supporting players Michael Kirby and Gary Reineke as hitmen.

The film was shot on locations in Montréal and rural Québec.


  1. ^ Craddock, Jim, editor. VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever (Detroit, Michigan: Thomson Gale, 2007), p.49.
  2. ^ a b "Agency".
  3. ^ 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