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Flint is back. Derek Flint (James Coburn), that is. This time, the all-around genius, super secret agent and supreme ladies' man really has his hands full. A group of wealthy and powerful female tycoons has developed a way of brainwashing women through beauty salon hair dryers! With all the women of the world enslaved, this power-hungry group is able to commandeer the United States' first "space platform" and then replace the President (Andrew Duggan) with their own surgically reproduced clone! From their secret headquarters n the Virgin Islands, a lavish spa called "Fabulous Face," they plan to use nuclear energy to force the entire world into submission. Packed with dazzling special effects and exotic settings, In Like Flint has everything you expect from an action-packed spy adventure plus an ingenious arsenal of comedic weapons guaranteed to knock you dead from laughter.
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If you like campy and tongue in cheek flicks then you will love these Flint movies. I have both Flint movies and I still watch them a couple times per year, just because of James Coburn. What an actor. The essence of cool and suave demeanor. Man I miss him and there is no actor like him today.
Not much I can add that hasn't already been written in other earlier reviews. Watch it.
James Coburn is still a "very funny fellow", to quote Brendan Gill, in this second Flint outing. Though it doesn't have the feeling of serendipity that the first one had, where you thought you discovered, finally, a good rival for 007 in pop culture, it still does the espionage thing in typical Yank fashion, sans the pretension or affectations of an Ian Fleming novel. The two Flint movies were meant to be fun, and I will always wonder why in blazes 20th Century Fox didn't add at LEAST two other episodes to this franchise!
Of course, a good part of the appeal of Derek Flint is the way Coburn portrays him, as a true renaissance man to end all renaissance men, but a MODEST one! Flint doesn't act cocky unless he's in the company of a truly deluded bad guy, like Rodney or Sebastian (the actor in this movie), or General Carter. He's always a perfect gentleman around Cramden, his girlfriends, any OTHER ladies he encounters or military or political officials of obvious high standing. I've often thought to myself that the one factor of true genius is not to be self-conscious of your genius....that modesty is the one true harbinger of a truly inspired mind, and Coburn's portrayal of Flint bolsters that.
Anyway, the plot is simple: Cheeky cabal of ladies, fed up with the way men have been running the world, get together to embark on running it "better", or so they think, but still have to use MEN to make their dream come true, and it is this aspect of their plan that does them in. Once they get a view from the mountaintop, the two men that they have trusted turn on them and it's up to Flint to humble the overreaching females and take down the power-crazed men, and this he does with aplomb, at the behest of Floyd Cramden, played again by Lee J. Cobb. Cramden appears in drag in a few scenes in this film, trying to infiltrate "Fabulous Face", the Caribbean headquarters of the megalomaniac women, placed, oddly enough, in the Virgin Islands! Because of damaging photos taken of him in bed with what appears to be a prostitute, Cramden loses his position at Z.O.W.I.E., and has to recruit Flint to get to the bottom of it all. In one scene in this movie, as it's revealed that the ladies have placed an actor in the White House, impersonating the real President, Flint sits back and says: "An actor...as PRESIDENT!?" I'm sure every person who's ever seen both Flint movies wants Coburn to say, "It's diabolical!!" right afterward.
Fans of "Dune" will like the prescient use of sound as a weapon in this film, and everyone will like the Jerry Goldsmith score. However, one scene, where Flint is in Moscow dancing ballet with Yvonne Craig, and takes an improbable, slowish leap up to a balcony, might make the goings-on look a bit hokey, breaking whatever spell the movie might have had on you. People who thought "Day of the Dolphin" would ruin Mike Nichols' career, (and it almost did!) might wince at Flint speaking to one of the finny mammals in its own "language", compiling, believe it or not, a "Dolphin Dictionary".
However, like I said, Flint was 007's only true rival, and perhaps 20th Century should have given him a few more chances to impress us even more. I mean, this role pretty much did make Coburn the star he turned into....I would much rather have seen another "Flint" movie rather than "Harry In Your Pocket".
Damn shame, really....
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