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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 »

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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 "Operation: Fallout." If this plan comes to fruition, Big O will explode an atomic bomb over Alamogordo, NM, and start WWIII. Only Matt Helm can stop them. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Follow Matt Helm secret agent from bedroom to bedlam with guns, girls and dynamite! See more »


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The gorgeous statuesque blond stripper in the opening title sequence is dancer Larri Thomas who would later portray Henrietta Hippo on TV's New Zoo Revue in the early 1970s. See more »

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Helm's car is smashed repeatedly by two other cars and emerges completely unscathed. See more »

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Gail Hendrix: Eddie, fix me a Bloody Mary. With real blood.
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Coming up next Matt Helm meets Lovey Kravezit in Murderers' Row See more »

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Followed by The Wrecking Crew (1968) See more »

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On the Sunny Side of the Street
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
Parody lyrics by Herbert Baker
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Best of the Bond Alternatives
24 August 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is the best Matt Helm film and along with the somewhat more serious Bulldog Drummond film, Deadlier Than The Male, one of the best tongue-in-cheek spy/adventure films ever made.

The production is breezy and entertaining, the direction is hilarious (Martin, Stella Stevens) and seductive (Daliah Lavi) and there are quite a few clever bits of strategy played out by all the characters.

Matt Helm likes his women but treats them with respect. The women, unlike in the Bond and Flint movies, are not just window dressing; They become integral to the plot.

The mixture of clever plot, sharp dialog and self-deprecating humor make this Bond alternative much more enjoyable than the pretentious, boring, self-congratulatory Flint films. Matt Helm wants to have a good time but knows when to get down to business.

Universal Pictures packages this film with the enjoyable film The Wrecking Crew. This package deserves to be part of any spy collection.


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