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In Like Flint (1967)

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Super-spy Flint takes on a cabal of women plotting to rule the world.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jean Hale ...
Lisa Norton / Nora Benson
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U.S. President Trent
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Elisabeth
Hanna Landy ...
Helena
Totty Ames ...
Simone
Steve Ihnat ...
Colonel / Gen. Carter
Thomas Hasson ...
Lt. Avery
Mary Michael ...
Terry
Diane Bond ...
Jan
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Denise
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Russian Premier
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Natasha, the Ballerina
Robert 'Buzz' Henry ...
Austin (as Buzz Henry)
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Storyline

Flint is again called out of retirement when his old boss finds that he seems to have missed three minutes while golfing with the president. Flint finds that the president has been replaced by an actor (Flint's line [with a wistful look] is "An Actor as President?") Flint finds that a group of women have banded together to take over the world through subliminal brainwashing in beauty salons they own. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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15 March 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flint misión insólita  »

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$3,775,000 (estimated)
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Near the end of the movie, the President shouts "For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground / And tell sad stories of the death of kings" and "Once more unto the breach, dear friends". These are both quotations from plays by William Shakespeare: the first from "Richard II" (Act 3, Scene 2); the other from "Henry V" (Act 3, Scene 1). See more »

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In the scene where Flint is holding Natasha the ballerina up in the air, the lifting wires are visible behind Natasha's left arm. See more »

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[Flint prepares to board the plane to go to the desert]
Flint: Empty all the ashtrays?
Bill Lear: Nah, I got you a new plane.
Flint: Ah, beautiful! Let's go.
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Meadowland
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Flint Gets too Silly
10 December 2006 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Coburn goes way way over the top in ILF. In OMF he plays Flint as someone who is 'sort of real' ... for example, when Cramden asks him, "Is there nothing you don't know?" "A great many things, sir." In the fight sequences, they are also played 'not campy' ... the fight in the bathroom ... it's more fun when it looks somewhat real, and when the toilet paper and grunt of Gruber comes at the scene's end, it's the right touch.

The same with the fight with the two guards outside Cramden's office. Great stuff. I think Coburn's style influenced Bruce Lee ... or other way around? If Coburn did OMF in 1965 or so, and he met Lee a couple of years later (I'm not certain) .... And after the fight, the comedy is just right; a blend of silliness (the light bulb) and straightness, with Flint saving a life.

Notice also when Cramden is darted, and Flint doesn't mug when he does the cut.

But in the sequel, Coburn is all over the place, over-mugging. While most of the credit for the downsizing of Flint goes to the writers, Coburn also has to take some blame. There is hardly an action scene where he plays Flint like a fighting master ... just for laffs. Again, counter this with OMF : when he climbs the ladder with the guitar rift, happily Coburn doesn't wink and mug. With that great music, it would've ruined the scene(s).

However, the scene in the penthouse, with Flint talking about eating grubs is the Flint form the first movie.

The director should have seen this. Or maybe Coburn thought the script was so dumb, he just let loose and had his own jokes. But Flint loses his fun when it became too much Austin Powers.

Btw, the Powers movies would have been much better if they had been played as a homage to Flint/Bond. That's what OMF did so well. Created a great character with the perfect actor to play him.

But even tho ILF is so inferior to the first, it's still a lot of fun. How can I say this? Because he's still Flint!


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