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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
James Brolin appears as a technician (uncredited) in the background on the villain's submarine. The first time is for just 7 seconds, only 50 seconds into the movie. He appears again at around 1 hour and 5 minutes. See more »
When Flint dives off the cliff, the cliff face is sheer with little vegetation. He lands in a lagoon, no cliff, but a beach with a lot of vegetation. See more »
[Flint is "preparing" for his assignment]
It worries me so when he stops his heart this way. It's over three hours, isn't it?
Yes. But it does relax him.
Must be a dangerous assignment.
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OK, in retrospective, we should all know that 1960s espionage was all about cool dudes battling evil, and attracting hot babes in the process (though the latter often overshadowed the former, as Austin Powers showed). "Our Man Flint" is no exception. I will say that Derek Flint (James Coburn) isn't exactly James Bond, but he has his merits. The movie mostly seems like an excuse to experience that ultra-cool feeling that always emanated from the spy movies of the '60s, and they achieve that.
So, even if it isn't James Bond, it's still very enjoyable. Also starring Lee J. Cobb...and a bunch of half-dressed women.
So during that era, the four most important spies were James Bond, Derek Flint, Harry Palmer and Maxwell Smart.
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