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No. 1 of the Secret Service (1977)

R | | Action, Comedy | April 1978 (UK)
No. 1 is fearless, irrestible, and licensed to kill. No. 1 is assigned to capture a madman killing international financiers. Before getting the bad guy, No. 1 encounters mercenaries from ... See full summary »

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No. 1 is fearless, irrestible, and licensed to kill. No. 1 is assigned to capture a madman killing international financiers. Before getting the bad guy, No. 1 encounters mercenaries from the evil organization K.R.A.S.H. (Killing, Rape, Arson, Slaughter, and Hit). Written by Fryingham

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Tell the Other Guy to Move Over! I'm Number One.  »

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The criminal organization's acronym name KRASH stands for "Killing, Rape, Arson, Slaughter, and Hit" and is a parody of the Soviet counter-intelligence organization SMERSH, which was used by James Bond creator by Ian Fleming. See more »

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No. 1: If there's one thing I can't stand, it's violence.
Anna Hudson: Well you're in the wrong job, aren't you?
No. 1: Not really. I don't mind being violent. What I hate is people being violent to me.
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Followed by Number One Gun (1990) See more »

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Givin' It Plenty
Written and sung by Simon Bell
Record Produced by Gas Productions
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Amusing, if you're in the right mood
12 May 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Thanks to a larger than usual budget and Nicky Henson's amusing performance in the lead role, No 1 of the Secret Service is about the best of Lindsay Shonteff's cut-price James Bond spoofs. It even achieved a national cinema release in the UK, on a double-bill with the Roger Moore-Stacy Keach actioner, "Sicilian Cross" - ironic really, considering Henson is parodying Moore as the suave No 1!

Those new to the Shonteff style will be bemused by the impenetrable plot, the bizarre sense of humour and the ludicrous comic-strip violence, while Aimi MacDonald is nobody's idea of a James Bond girl - she recites her lines as if she's presenting "Play School"! Nevertheless, it's fun to watch Henson and Keen play at being Bond and 'M', the fight choreography is better than "Big Zapper"s ludicrous Kung Fu battles and the theme music is catchy.


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