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The Cape Town Affair (1967)

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South African secret agents attempt to save confidential microfilm before it falls into the hands of Communists.

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South African secret agents attempt to save confidential microfilm before it falls into the hands of Communists.

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What good is a million dollars when you're the target for every spy... cop... and killer in Cape Town!

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Escape Route Cape Town  »

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This film is a remake of the 1953 thriller Pickup on South Street (1953). See more »

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Candy: [referring to Skip McCoy] He's been fighting something inside him. Something decent, trying to crawl out.
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Bungled...
4 July 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Remake of Sam Fuller's 1953 noir "Pickup On South Street" takes place, for no discernible reason, in South Africa! Jacqueline Bisset is the clueless courier for a Communist spy ring--carrying secret microfilm in her purse--whose career is derailed after a pick-pocket snatches her loot on the bus. New faces at the time, Bisset and James Brolin look terribly unsure (and unhappy) throughout. Distributed by 20th Century-Fox, the film doesn't look terrible, but is overrun with outdated clichés, inept direction and writing, and a music score from Bob Adams and Joe Kentridge that never sets a proper mood (with a whistled theme that faintly recalls "Baby Elephant Walk" to boot!). Unnecessary, forgettable spy stuff may be useful as a cure for insomniacs. NO STARS from ****


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