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Director:
Writers:
Paolo Levi (story)
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Release Date:
20 April 1967 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
OPERATION KID BROTHER is Too Much for One Mother! See more »
Plot:
The evil crime syndicate Thanatos is bent on taking over the world, using a magnetic wave generator... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Neil Connery ... Dr. Neil Connery

Daniela Bianchi ... Maya Rafis

Adolfo Celi ... Mr. Thai - 'Beta'
Agata Flori ... Mildred

Bernard Lee ... Commander Cunningham

Anthony Dawson ... Alpha

Lois Maxwell ... Max
Yachuco Yama ... Yachuko
Franco Giacobini ... Juan
Ana María Noé ... Lotte Krayendorf
Guido Lollobrigida ... Kurt
Francesco Tensi ... Auctioneer
Margherita Horowitz ... (credit only)
Enzo Consoli ... Sitting Man at Lecture (as Vincenzo Consoli)
Mirella Pamphili (as Mirella Pompili)
Nando Angelini ... Ward Jones
Pietro Ceccarelli ... Assassin (as Franco Ceccarelli)
Aldo Cecconi ... Wilson
Antonio Gradoli ... Monte Carlo inspector
Fajda Nicol ... Henchwoman (as Faida Nicol)
Caterina Trentini (as Kathleen Trentini)
Leonardo Scavino ... Ben AHmed (as Leo Scavino)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mario Soria ... Gamma (uncredited)

Kitty Swan ... Co-agent on ship (uncredited)
Pietro Torrisi ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Alberto De Martino 
 
Writing credits
Paolo Levi (story)

Paolo Levi (screenplay) &
Frank Walker (screenplay) &
Stanley Wright (screenplay) &
Stefano Canzio (screenplay)

Produced by
Dario Sabatello .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Bruno Nicolai 
 
Cinematography by
Giovanni Bergamini  (as Gianni Bergamini)
 
Film Editing by
Otello Colangeli 
 
Art Direction by
Franco Fontana 
 
Set Decoration by
Adolfo Cofiño  (as Adolfo Cofino)
Massimo Tavazzi 
 
Costume Design by
Gaia Romanini 
 
Makeup Department
Paolo Borselli .... hair stylist
Romolo de Martino .... makeup artist
Cesare Paciotti .... assistant hair stylist
Euclide Santoli .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nino Masini .... production manager
José María Rodríguez .... unit production manager (as José Maria Rodriguez)
Leonardo Scavino .... unit manager (as Leo Scavino)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carlo Moscovini .... assistant director
Giorgio Ubaldi .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Fausto Achilli .... sound engineer
Dante Antonucci .... sound mixer
Giuseppe Di Liberto .... sound mixer (as Deliberti)
Sandro Occhetti .... sound engineer
Guido Ortenzi .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Dino Galiano .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Federico Del Zoppo .... camera operator
Otello Lunghini .... camera operator
Guillermo Peña .... camera operator
Ubaldo Terzano .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bertilla Silvestrin .... seamstress
Adriana Spadaro .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Dante Amatucci .... assistant editor
Alejandro Ulloa .... color supervisor (as Alexander Ulloa)
 
Other crew
Luca Fontana .... assistant set design
Marion Mertes .... production secretary
Salvatore Scarfone .... production secretary
Leonardo Scavino .... dialogue coach (as Leo Scavino)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"OK Connery" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:104 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Neil Connery was the younger brother of Sean Connery, the current James Bond actor at the time that the film was made.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Neil Connery:Now you will follow my instructions. You won't have a moment of peace till it's all finished.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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19 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Better than Casino Royale, 18 August 2002
Author: 23skidoo-4 from Calgary, Canada

I was expecting the worst when I found a copy of "Operation Double 007" (one of the many alternative titles for this film) in a bargain video rack for a dollar. But I didn't get the worst -- I got a surprisingly OK film.

Neil Connery, Sean's little brother, is indeed a dead ringer for his sibling. The only major difference is Neil sports a beard, in keeping with his character, a plastic surgeon. As far as acting goes, he has many of Sean's mannerisms down pat, but in the print I saw his voice was badly dubbed by an American (even though his character is clearly said to be Scottish), so I cannot pass judgment.

The story is a pastiche of Bond films past, such as Thunderball, a similarity driven home by the fact the main villain in both this movie and Thunderball is played by Adolfo Celi, one of a number of 007 veterans who somehow managed to get involved in this bizarre Italian production. Anthony Dawson (another 007 vet -- he was Dent in Dr. No and also provided the body for Blofeld in From Russia With Love and Thunderball) plays a Blofeld clone named Alpha, another apparent nod to Thunderball.

Bernard Lee (Bond's M) and Lois Maxwell (the first and best Moneypenny) appear in very similar roles in this file, EXCEPT that Maxwell's character gets a lot more action here. Fans of Moneypenny will love seeing her mowing down bad guys with a machine gun, and she even kidnaps another character! Bernard Lee, meanwhile, gets to show some of his comedy skills. Both actors do a good job here, and for the record they weren't overdubbed.

For me, the real pleasure in this movie is a rare chance to see Daniela Bianchi. Five years after seducing 007 in From Russia with Love, the Italian actress gets to play an assassin with a heart of gold, and she is absolutely gorgeous in this film. Fans of her work in From Russia should check this film out just for her (sadly, she retired from acting not long after this film was made).

Although this movie has been heavily criticized as a rip-off of 007, in fact there are a number of original touches that make the film, if not good, at least interesting. For example, Neil Connery's character (who is, imaginatively, named Neil Connery) is a master of hypnotism and is more apt to use his brains than his brawn. A good example of this is when he creates a MacGyver-like device to get past a machine gun turret.

Released the same year as the infamous Casino Royale spoof, I have to say that OK Connery actually has a better storyline, and unlike that other film, it actually (sort of) makes sense.

This film is hard to find (though I understand Mystery Science Theater 3000 featured it once). But serious Bond fans should check it out at least once as an interesting curio from the height of Bondmania. And if you're a fan of Lois Maxwell or Daniela Bianchi, it is definitely worth checking it out.

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