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Theres really been only one rival to James Bond: Derek Flint. Thats because of James Coburns special brand of American cool. Hes so cool, in fact, that he doesnt care to save the world. That is, until hes personally threatened. Hes a true libertarian, with more gadgets and girls than Bond, but with none of his stress or responsibility. In Our Man Flint (1966), hes totally unflappable as he thwarts mad scientists who control the weather--and an island of pleasure drones. Lee J. Cobb costars as Flints flustered superior, and Edward Mulhare plays a British nemesis with snob appeal. For fans of Austin Powers, incidentally, the funny-sounding phone comes from the Flint films. However, the best gadget remains the watch that enables Flint to feign death. Theres a great Jerry Goldsmith score, too. There was bound to be a Flint sequel, and In Like Flint (1967) delivers the same kind of zany fun as its predecessor. Flint is recruited once again by Lee J. Cobb to be the government
James Coburn has definitely "got it" here even in his early films. I do remember these kinds of flicks of that era. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kandy Langford
Real fun from the past.....Cheesse... fun... And a kick to watch.......
Originally intended to be (and IS) a spoof of the 007 flicks.
Coburn does such a good job of playing a cool spy that he makes even the outlandish extremes seem ALMOST... Read more
These are the original Flint movies, just as good as I remembered them.Published 25 days ago by acamay
I saw this in the theater in the sixties and remember it being a little funnier, but then, the world looked different to me than it does now, just like this movie. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Terry Stevens
remembered them when was out on tv when i was a kid,didnt remember them being so corny,like batman the tv series.Published 1 month ago by darrellduane
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the only one I've encountered over the years is from the Austin Powers series, which plays it backwards in homage to Our Man Flint, or is it actually plagiarism? ps. Nice Freudian slip there, Our Man "FLING", indeed!
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