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Release Date:
2 November 1966 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
...IT'S ALL ABOUT LIFE, LOVE...FUN See more »
Plot:
In comic Woody Allen's film debut, he took the Japanese action film "International Secret Police: Key of Keys" and re-dubbed it, changing the plot to make it revolve around a secret egg salad recipe. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
The Lovin' Spoonful ... Themselves
Frank Buxton ... Vocal Assist (voice)
Len Maxwell ... Vocal Assist (voice)

Louise Lasser ... Vocal Assist (voice)
Tadao Nakamaru ... Shepherd Wong (archive footage)
Susumu Kurobe ... Wing Fat (archive footage)
Mickey Rose ... Vocal Assist (voice)
Julie Bennett ... Vocal Assist (voice)
Sachio Sakai ... Hoodlum (archive footage) (as A No Star Cast)
Hideyo Amamoto ... Cobra Man (archive footage)
Tetsu Nakamura ... Foreign Minister (archive footage) (as A No Star Cast)
Bryna Wilson ... Vocal Assist (voice)
Tatsuya Mihashi ... Phil Moscowitz (archive footage)

Mie Hama ... Teri Yaki (archive footage)
Osman Yusuf ... Gambler (archive footage) (as A No Star Cast)

Woody Allen ... Himself / Dub Voice / Projectionist
Akiko Wakabayashi ... Suki Yaki (archive footage) (as Kiko Wakabayashi)
Zal Yanovsky ... Himself (as The Lovin' Spoonful)
Joe Butler ... Himself (as The Lovin' Spoonful)
Steve Boone ... Himself (as The Lovin' Spoonful)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

China Lee ... Dancer in Credits (uncredited)
Kumi Mizuno ... Phil's Date (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Woody Allen 
Senkichi Taniguchi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Woody Allen 
Julie Bennett 
Frank Buxton 
Louise Lasser 
Len Maxwell 
Mickey Rose 
Bryna Wilson 

Produced by
Woody Allen .... associate producer
Reuben Bercovitch .... producer
Henry G. Saperstein .... executive producer
Henry G. Saperstein .... producer
 
Original Music by
The Lovin' Spoonful 
 
Cinematography by
Kazuo Yamada 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Krown 
 
Production Management
Jerry Goldstein .... production manager
 
Music Department
Jack Lewis .... music editor
The Lovin' Spoonful .... music performers
Fred Weinberg .... music score engineer
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Sue Kelly .... script supervisor
James H. Nicholson .... presenter
Phill Norman .... titles
 

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Runtime:
80 min | Spain:76 min (DVD edition)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
The original Japanese film's plot is about a search for a secret microfilm, not a recipe for egg salad.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the Port of Yokohama is shown, the captions call it "Yokahama".See more »
Quotes:
Woody Allen:They wanted in Hollywood to make the definitive spy picture. And they came to me to supervise the project, you know, because I think that, if you know me at all, you know that death is my bread and danger my butter - oh, no, danger's my bread, and death is my butter. No, no, wait. Danger's my bread, death - no, death is - no, I'm sorry. Death is my - death and danger are my various breads and various butters.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mystery Men (1999)See more »

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37 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Different version, 11 April 2005
Author: sockhop600 from United States

I have noticed several posts here about how people had seen this movie years ago and thought it was hysterical, but then have recently seen it on TV and wondered why they thought so back then. The answer is that you are probably watching a different version.

Although I am sure someone more in tune with the background of this movie can explain it in more precise and detailed terms, the version being shown on networks like TCM has been re-written, re-dubbed and is a lot less funny than the original. I have a copy from a 1982 video tape and that original version is great. I saw the TCM broadcast version and couldn't believe how badly the jokes were changed and how unfunny this film now is, most likely in the name of political correctness. I can certainly understand anyone being dissatisfied with the film as it is now. However, if you can, find an old video of this classic and watch it the way it was meant to be seen.

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