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From Hong Kong with Love (1975)
"Bons baisers de Hong Kong" (original title)

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The Queen of England has been kidnapped. As you know who is dead, the British S.I.S. ask the French secret service for help, which comes with four bumbling secret agents, and a cleaning ... See full summary »

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The Queen of England has been kidnapped. As you know who is dead, the British S.I.S. ask the French secret service for help, which comes with four bumbling secret agents, and a cleaning lady who is a perfect match for the Queen. The chase will lead them from Spain to Hong Kong with many broken cars, boats and planes along the way. Written by Gerard Morvan <Morvan.cyb@vdp.fr>

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005 matti - Da Hong-Kong con furore  »

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Features EON Productions James Bond Series regulars Lois Maxwell who played Miss Moneypenny, Bernard Lee who played M, and Clifton James who played Sheriff J.W. Pepper twice. See more »

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The warning about "no real persons" is given by Richard Nixon The James Bond "gun barrel" title is used, but here, Bond is shot See more »

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Overblown, silly James Bond Spoof
2 January 2013 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

This ridiculous James Bond spoof comes courtesy of Les Charlots, a French comedy quartet that was popular in the 1970s. This film is so over-the-top and scattered that I think I need to break this review down to three elements:

The Good: Bernard Lee and Lois Maxwell (M and Moneypenny in the Bond series) have a short cameo at the start of the film.

There is a gun-barrel sequence where James Bond is shot!

The stunts are simply spectacular (the film was directed by a stuntman).

There is a great deal of location shooting in London, Spain and Hong Kong.

Gerard and Jean-Guy(two of Les Charlots) are appropriately dashing as French secret agents.

The Bad: An actor made up as Richard Nixon comments on the story occasionally.

Every English-speaking actor is dubbed in French with a dreadful accent

The 1970s fashions are just awful.

The Kung Fu sequences (there are a lot of them) are nothing special.

The Ugly: Clifton James (Sheriff Pepper in the Bond films) is an American agent/detective and is horribly bad.

Mickey Rooney as the main villain should be ashamed of himself for his overacting and hamming it up.

There is a stunt that almost goes bad where a dog is almost crushed under a car. Ugh.

Overall, a must if you want to see every James Bond spoof known to man. Otherwise, you have been warned. I give it 3 secret agent out of 10(For the gun-barrel sequence, M and Moneypenny and the illegal use of the James Bond theme as well as for two of the four Charlots). Oh yeah, there are also references to Clockwork Orange, The Marx Brothers and Mad Magazine.


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