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Some time in the future, East and West have stopped maintaining standing armies and nuclear weapons. Instead, to settle their differences they pit different teams of crack combat specialists against each other.
Although a complete diversion from the landmark novel, it's not fair to judge this comedy on the basis that it's not faithful. As it stands, it's a decent B-movie comedy for Brown, who was a much bigger star - mostly due to his radio work - than anyone remembers today. Surprisingly, there is a bit of Wylie left in the story, as Brown is at first elated by his powers, but is later disturbed by them.
This comedy feature not only completely converts a section of Wylie's novel into a comedy, but some material is borrowed from Harold Lloyd's THE FRESHMAN. Most notably, there's the scene where Brown tries out for the team and stands in for the tackling dummy.
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