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Danger Grows Wild (1966)
"Poppies Are Also Flowers" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  16 October 1966 (USA)
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In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will ... See full summary »

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Colonel Salem
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Linda Benson
Georges Géret ...
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Salah Rahman Khan
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General Bahar
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Monique Marko
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Sam Lincoln
Trini López ...
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Coley Jones
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Captain Di Nonno
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Serge Marko
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In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious woman doing her own investigating of the smuggling operation. Together, they follow the trail as it leads them through the back alleys and luxury resorts of Europe. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The story of another war more deadly...more destructive...against the world wide opium conspiracy.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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16 October 1966 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Optiphone)

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Too much message...too many stars...not enough story
13 July 1999 | by (St. Clair, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Let's face it...whenever you get this many stars in one place the end result is gonna be really bad. And this is no exception.

I know this film was made by the UN to help bolster efforts to stop drug trafficking and abuse...I know the most of the stars worked for scale to cut down costs. But it looks like only Trevor Howard remembered that "working for scale" still means "working"...i.e., acting. Yul Brynner is, well, Yul Brynner. He doesn't have to act...he only has two characters in his repertoire anyway (enjoyable though those characters may be).

It was interesting to see E.G. Marshall as the hero of the piece though...one of the few interesting points to the film.

One major part of the premise was that the UN forces tagged a shipment of opium with radioactivity to track it. Now this radioactivity was measurable at a distance of several miles at times, so one has to wonder what would happen if it got away from them and got to the junkies...hoards of radioactive heroin addicts...ack.


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