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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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In a class of its own
22 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm so glad to see that others agree with me that this may well be one of the greatest films ever made. It is absolutely brilliant as an unwinding tale of suspense and intrigue. I think that I've seen this movie 5 times over the years on TV, but have never caught it on tape. Most of the times, I saw it was before I had a VCR about 1980. Maybe, we could get AMC to show this true classic. The casino scene was one of the most chilling scenes that I've ever seen. So many great scenes in this film.


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