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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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Nicky Henson ...
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Aimi MacDonald ...
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Susan Baker ...
Loveday's Girl
Jennifer Baker ...
Loveday's Girl
Fiona Curzon ...
Bar Girl
Jenny Till ...
Vampire Girl
Katya Wyeth ...
Miss Martin
Roberta Gibbs ...
Oliver MacGreevy ...
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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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Action | Comedy

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April 1978 (UK)  »

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

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2.35 : 1
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In the same first release year of 1977, actor Milton Reid played both the henchman Sandor in the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and the henchman Eye Patch in the spy spoof / James Bond parody picture No. 1 of the Secret Service (1977). Previously, Reid had applied to play the role of Oddjob in the James Bond film Goldfinger (1964) but was unsuccessful and lost out to Harold Sakata. Moreover, Reid had previously played uncredited one of Dr. No's guards in Dr. No (1962). See more »

Quotes

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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References On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) 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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