When the overworked and stressed-out White House presidential shrink runs away, the CEA and the FBR scramble to retrieve him before he could be abducted by various competing foreign intelligence services.
Theodore J. Flicker
In this, the first Matt Helm movie, we see Matt Helm coaxed out of semi-retirement by an attractive ex-partner. It seems that the evil Big O organization has a nefarious plan called "... See full summary »
Oil company executive Wendell Runsler gets abducted by a liberation army group from the Middle East. Shrewd, handsome, and dashing private eye Derek Flint is hired to find Runsler. Flint ... See full summary »
A government space saucer is hijacked mid-flight by a powerful laser beam under the control of Jose Ortega, who then proceeds to rape the female pilot, Sheila Sommars. ICE sends agent Matt ... See full summary »
The count has stolen enough gold to cause a financial crisis in the world markets so I.C.E. sends in ace spy Matt Helm to stop him. As Matt works alone, the British send in Freya to aid ... See full summary »
Duffy is a cunning aristocrat of criminals who is hired by Stefane, a young playboy, to hijack a boat carrying several million dollars of his father's fortune. The plot succeeds, with a ... See full summary »
After a professional gambler kills a Confederate soldier, he finds a map pinpointing the location in the desert where stolen army gold bullion is buried and he plans to retrieve it but others are searching for it too.
William A. Graham
The world's weather seems to have changed dramatically with violent storms everywhere and long dormant volcanoes suddenly erupting. No one is sure what is happening or why but when American intelligence chief Cramden loses yet another team of agents, there appears to be only one man who can do the job: Derek Flint, former super spy, incredibly rich and the ultimate ladies man. Despite Cramden's concerns, Flint is on the job and soon discovers that the Earth's weather is under the control of a secret organization known as GALAXY whose scientists are looking to pacify the world and devote humankind to scientific pursuits. Written by
Average Shot Length = ~5.8 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~5.5 seconds. See more »
In the opening scenes of the movie, the Galaxy operatives are using a World World II style submarine. Yet at the waterfall scene at the entrance of the Galaxy island, the submarine is a late 50's/early 60's era attack style. See more »
When "FLINT" first opened in 1966 much was made of the hero's gadgets,particularly his multi purpose cigarette lighter but the truth of the matter was that Flint needed no gadgets,he was a self made superman,able to master any art ( aesthetic or martial) that he wanted and James Coburn played him to perfection.Flint was introduced in the movie in a terrific fashion,displaying his fighting abilities against karate experts and fencers in a style that made him seem unique and skilful in a way not seen before in movies where secret agents usually felled their enemies with a firm sock to the jaw. So did Flint;but he delivered his with his feet. Any movie that climaxes with the hero alone on his adversary's secret island base using wits and kicks to fight his way out and destroy it is okay by me and GALAXY island is straight out of a 60's psychedelic nightmare with flashing lights,disintegration machines and even a trained anti-American eagle.All this and the disco from hell as well.Unlike the Bonds of the era,the girls in "FLINT" are a bit antiseptic and the career of the leading lady(Gila Golan)went nowhere after this.The villains are nothing special either but this doesn't matter; Coburn is the movie.He strides lithely through it with a catlike grace and cheshire cat grin knowing full well that he can overcome any obstacle put in his way.What a man! What a movie! It's a shame that after just one poor sequel,Flint retired to that great penthouse in the sky. Maybe he's ripe for a remake.
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