Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Our Man Flint (1966)

possibly the best of the spy spoofs, and a good movie to boot. James Coburn is a highly unusual spy in Derek Flint, but that works to the advantage of the movie. it's naturally filled with gorgeous women, including Gila Golan among others. a cabal of scientists are blackmailing the world with a weather controlling machine. Flint is sent in to stop them.

Coburn was trained in kung fu by Bruce Lee, and while he doesn't quite have Bruce's style, he puts everything he does have into the fight scenes. it's a fun movie that never takes itself very seriously. the Austin Powers movies, particularly the first one, were very influenced by this movie. the sequel is good as well. I am sure we will see that trailer later.

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