Bartul Burt Marinkovich, a Croatian emigree-turned millionaire, dies and unexpectedly leaves his millions not to his beautiful young wife, Nicole, but to his heretofore unknown, illegitimate nephew, Bepo Stambuk, who is living in Bol on the island of Brac. This is Marinkovich's posthumous revenge on Nicole for his discovery that she has been having a long-standing affair with his personal secretary, Douglas Caine. A young lawyer of Croatian descent named Elisabeth Horvath is assigned to find Bepo and transfer his inheritance to him, but at the same time, Nicole and Caine hire two assassins to go to Brac and kill Marinkovich's heir. When Horvath and the two assassins arrive, they discover independently that there are three men in Bol named Bepo Stambuk, and must figure out which is the right one. Written by
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This movie has -in a good way- the low-budget charm of a high school movie, using slightly sub-par film quality, seemingly local actors, and no special effects.
There's a lot of humor, and the movie doesn't take itself seriously - fitting well with the immature attitude of the main protagonist. After seeing the movie halfway and falling asleep (I typically watch a few movies in bed), I caught myself wanting to see the end the next day - and I was pleased I did. Except from Angelica Bridges (Baywatch) in a support role, I didn't recognize any actor - although lead actor Goran Visnjic has later, apparently, played in such movies as 'Elektra' and 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'.
The story is nice and the sometimes irrelevant subplots don't bore, although the ending seemed a bit rushed and predictable.
If you like 'Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez' style movies, you may like this too.
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