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My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (2004)

When her surrogate father who owns the casino she works in gets murdered, Modesty Blaise takes on those that killed him and are now at the casino to rob it. It turns out she is more than just a modest worker.

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Raphael Garcia
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Professor Lob
Valentin Teodosiu ...
Henri Louche
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Irina
Bianca Ana Tudorica ...
Young Modesty
Ion Haiduc ...
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Laura Iordache ...
Olivette
Ana Maria Florescu ...
Danielle
Bogdan Dumitrescu ...
Boutellis
Dan Chiriac ...
Ishua
Marcel Cobzariu ...
Charopos
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Janos
Dan Astileanu ...
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When her surrogate father who owns the casino she works in gets murdered, Modesty Blaise takes on those that killed him and are now at the casino to rob it. It turns out she is more than just a modest worker.

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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28 September 2004 (USA)  »

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The film had a long development period with Uma Thurman, Natasha Henstridge, Mira Sorvino, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Lopez considered for the role of Modesty Blaise and Russell Crowe for the role of Willie Garvin. The character of Garvin was eventually omitted from this film. See more »

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When Modesty opens to the first page of Lob's copy of "Morte d'Arthur", the text is in English, as it should be. As she leafs through the pages, however, the text changes to French. See more »

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Modesty Blaise: We always have choices about what we make of ourselves, but we don't always know where those choices will lead.
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Jared Hazak
Written by Waleed Issa
Performed by Gabriel Mann (as Gabe Rutman)
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If you're a fan....watch it! If you're not a fan...then you will be after seeing this.
30 September 2005 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This was a good movie. Not perfect but still good. It takes place in a the casino where Modesty worked before she became a crime boss and her background is told in many flashbacks.

I think it's a pretty good way to start the Modesty Blaise films with a prequel to the comics. For someone who's not a fan this is a great way to learn the back story.

Although there is the obvious absent of Modesty's partner Willie Garvin this does not set back the movie one bit!

The acting was pretty decent and the directing was also great! I really loved the opening credits! It kinda looked like a TV series.

The first scene is a pretty funny story. It is actually based on a true story! In 1942 Peter O'Donnell was on a scouting team in what they then called Persia. Making sure the Germans wasn't going through there to capture the oilfields in the middle east. They were sitting under their camouflage tent one day and a 6 year old little girl (probably homeless) was looking at them from a small distance. They gave her a can of McConnochie's and then she left. They never heard from her again.

In overall a good and faithful Modesty Blaise movie This is hopefully the first movie of a long (or small) series about femme fatale comic book hero, Modesty Blaise.


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