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How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1967)

A man who completes compiling a dossier on a mysterious billionaire begins to get the feeling that he is becoming the victim of a conspiracy.

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Jack Washington
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Ned Pine
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Mrs. Pine
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Lewis Gannet
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Nikki Pine
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Pucci
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The Greek
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Jewelry Dealer
Ralph Smiley ...
Mr. Amin
Joni Webster ...
Miss Karali
Lyn Peters ...
The Interviewer
Asher Dann ...
Spanish Sailor
Peter Camlin ...
Croupier
Frank Delfino ...
Croupier's Assistant
Francisco Ortega ...
First Spanish Man
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American Jack Washington is hiding in Paris under an assumed name. He also sports a beard to hide his facial traits. One day he finds a job ad in the local paper. The agency interviewing him is a front for a secret organization hired to find him. At the job interview, the interviewers guess his real identity and tell him that he is accepted for the post. The job itself is that of a male companion for billionaire Lewis Gannet who lives in a castle in the Alps at the Swiss-Italian border. Jack is taken there by helicopter and is uneasy about his employer's abode which looks like a fortress, complete with armed uniformed guards, guard dogs and hi-tech security. Lewis Gannet recognizes that his new hire is in fact Jack Washington and invites him to a briefing room where he requests that Jack tells him the whole story of how Jack got involved with the family of millionaire Ned Pine. Jack Washington starts reminiscing about how he used to date Nikki Pine, the spoiled daughter of the rich ... Written by nufs68

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Crime and conspiracy on the bikini-splashed Riviera!


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7 January 1967 (USA)  »

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A Roleta da Morte  »

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1.33 : 1
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Jack Washington: [repeated to self] ... the only thing I was ever better at than anyone else, was holding my breath!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: How I Spent My Strummer Vacation (2002) See more »

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They don't make "Made Fors" like this anymore
13 April 2000 | by (Fayetteville, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

A chic, smart thrill ride of a flick full of cat and mouse, cross and double-cross with a clever and satisfying ending. I was 15 when I first saw this film and until today remembered it as a theatrical release--it was that good. It was a major topic of conversation at school the day after it aired.

Looking back, it puts me in mind of "The List of Adrian Messenger", another underrated, forgotten masterpiece. Hope springs eternal that it might be discovered and aired again but I'm doubtful. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the 1997 film of the same name (but entirely different story) listed on my satellite guide but quickly learned it was a completely different movie. I'd LOVE to see the 1967 flick again.


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