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The Karate Killers (1967)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 7 April 1967 (USA)
U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin travel around the globe in an effort to track down a secret formula that was divided into four parts and left by a dying scientist with ... See full summary »

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U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin travel around the globe in an effort to track down a secret formula that was divided into four parts and left by a dying scientist with his four daughters, all of whom live in different countries. Evil THRUSH agent Randolph also wants the formula, and is aided by his karate-chopping henchmen. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The Five Daughters Affair  »

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Trivia

It was said that Joan Crawford made the appearance in this movie to impress her grandchildren. See more »

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Due to the difference in lighting and film stock, during the fight in the snow (shot on a soundstage) the shadows on the "snow" are a slightly reddish grey/black. In shots taken outside in normal daylight, they are blue/black. See more »


Soundtracks

Come On Down To My Boat
Written by Wes Farrell and Jerry Goldstein (uncredited)
Performed by Every Mother's Son
[Played by the band in the bar]
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1960s Adventure: The Man From UNCLE
17 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

The men from UNCLE are at it again.

I am okay with the spy genre but I don't actually call myself a fan of spy movies/TV shows. I am indeed a fan of 1960s adventure shows (Batman, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, QM's The Invaders, etc) and this is why I am drawn to the UNCLE movies. I also like Robert Vaughn as Solo.

The film is a very busy affair. The Karate Killers requires repeat viewings before it grows on you. I hated it the first couple of times I saw it but it grew on me the third time. I would not call it the best of the eight UNCLE movies but it is not he worst (the worst is One Of Our Spies Is Missing).

He gets no credit, but 1966 Batman composer - Nelson Riddle - did some of the music in this film.


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