Assignment Munich  [DVD]Roy Scheider (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 97 min
Quality: Very Good
Scenes of the real Munich are interspersed with shots of studio mockups in Assignment: Munich. Roy Scheider stars as an American expatriate running a saloon in Munich (shades of
Casablanca). He agrees to help the US government locate a cache of gold, appropriated by the Nazis during the war.
This TV pilot was a long time in getting a network commitment, so long, in
fact, that star Roy Scheider took another job in the interim. By the time the series premiered in the fall of 1972, the role played by Scheider had been rewritten several times for several actors;
Robert Conrad, who was then "between jobs", ended up playing the part. The city of Munich was also "replaced", and the series was retitled Assignment: Vienna.