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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
Alberto Morin ...
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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I NEED THIS MOVIE
23 September 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Okay, this is the best movie ever! Its not on video, and i haven't seen it in 10-12 years. Every summer's end, I hope that my local TV stations will play it...BUT THEY NEVER *##(% DO! This movie is a lost treasure. I'm sure one day, critics and art house hags will be jonesing over 'discovering' another 'Carnival of Souls' or 'Henry - Portrait of a Serial Killer' (this movie isnt like either one, however). Or I just might end up seeing this under Taratinos' 'Rolling Thunder' video release label, as he gives his stamp of approval....but I digress.

This movie rocks. If I was a director, and had to remake a movie, I would do this in a heart beat. Robert Wagner is excellent. Peter Lawford is sooooo damn smug as a law breaking jet setter. Robert Wagners 60's beatnik vibe, matched against Peter Lawford's 50's swank is brilliantly played out for a "winner" take all. As Mr.Pine would say, "To the victor goes the spoils".

I just cant explain it in words, right up there with Mamets 'House of Games' or 'Glengary GlenRoss'.

I NEED THIS MOVIE!


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