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

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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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Professor Lob
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Henri Louche
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Irina
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Charopos (as Marcello Cobzarju)
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Janos
Dan Astileanu ...
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Damian Oancea ...
Sympathetic Man
Mihai Bisericanu ...
Stassi
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Steve Bulen ...
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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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The origin of the world's most lethal female secret agent. See more »

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There is one major discrepancy between this film and the way Modesty's background is described in the novels and comic strips. According to the flashbacks shown in this movie, Lob, the old man who tutored Modesty, was not only a scholarly professor who knew seven languages and had a great general knowledge, but was also a martial arts master who taught Modesty advanced unarmed combat (despite the fact that Modesty, as a child, is also shown saving Lob from some thieving boys). In the novels and comic strips Lob was the intellectual tutor, but he was totally helpless and needed Modesty to defend him. Modesty learned unarmed combat at a later time in her life, picking it up various places including from masters in the Far East. 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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The best treatment so far!
31 January 2005 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Rented and watched this short (< 90 minutes) work. It's by far the best treatment Modesty has received on film -- and her creator, Peter O'Donnell, agrees, participating as a "Creative Consultant." The character, and we who love her, are handled with respect. Spiegel's direction is the best he's done to date, and the casting was very well done. Alexandra Staden is almost physically perfect as a match to the original Jim Holdaway illustrations of Modesty. A terrific find by whoever cast her! Raymond Cruz as a young Rafael Garcia was also excellent. I hope that Tarantino & co. will go on to make more in the series -- I'm especially interested to see whom they'd choose to be the incomparable Willie Garvin!


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