A secret agent/International playboy who "just happens" to look like a famous scientist, allows himself to be captured by the opposition, in order to thwart their plans. After many car ...
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A secret agent/International playboy who "just happens" to look like a famous scientist, allows himself to be captured by the opposition, in order to thwart their plans. After many car chases and intrigue, he manages to get away with "the secret plans".Written by
Typical Euro spy movie with ordinary ingredients : thrills , noisy action , fights and helicopters
Misión en Ginebra (1967) or Target Frankie or Feuer frei auf Frankie deals with an international scientist who discovers a new fuel for outer space . Then , he is murdered ; CIA chief (Waltere Barnes) assigns a dangerous mission to two important super-spies (Erika Blanc , Mariano Vidal Molina) to hire a playboy who "just happens" to look like his famous scientist brother . Posing as his brother , a known scientific , assistant to former killed scientist , he allows himself to be captured by the opposition, in order to thwart their schemes . After many car chases and intrigue, he arranges to get away with "the secret plans". Our valiant , easy-going playboy/agent , takes on a powerful criminal organization commanded by Caldar (Tejada) and his hoodlums (Rik Battaglia , Eddi Arent, Tito Garcia , Tomas Torres) .
Ordinary Euro spy movie with usual tippings : pursuits , car crashes , chases , fantastic gadgets , strange artifacts , simple helicopters and explosive women . It has some flaws and gaps , as it does tend to get a bit old , including repetitive nature of some fight scenes , but it has big fun , so it cares . Joachim Fuchsberger gives a passable acting as a brave playboy turned secret agent who takes on an criminal organization that especializes in relevant assassinations . Joachim has an easy going air about him that makes him great to see . Co-stars two Eurotrash starletts as Erika Blanc and Rosalba Neri .Along with a plethora of Spanish/American/German secondaries , usual in Spaghetti and Peplum , such as Walter Barnes , Rik Battaglia , Mariano Vidal Molina , Charles Fawcett , Oscar Pellicer , Tomas Torres, Gaspar 'Indio' González and Tito García .
It packs a cololorful and evocative cinematography in Panavisión and Eastmancolor by Victor Monreal in terrific locations from Roma, Lazio, Italy , Geneva, Canton de Genève, Switzerland and Tremp, Lérida, Catalonia, Spain . And an atmospheric musical score in the seventies style by Piero Umiliani . The motion picture was regular wriitten/produced but professionally directed by José Antonio De La Loma , and it definitively worth checking out if you are a fan of Euro spy genre . Loma was a craftsman and real creator of ¨Quinqui sub-genre¨ ,. As Jose Antonio De La Loma , in his usual botcher style , filmed the successful trilogy : ¨Perros Callejeros I , II¨ and ¨Ultimos Golpes Del Torete¨ and he even made a female version : ¨Perras Callejeras¨ . His style is pretty much urban and realistic as well in the atmosphere as in the fresh dialog and attempted to take a position in favor of outcast people . Jose Antonio De La Loma chose young and natural actors as Angel Fernandez Franco ¨Torete¨ and Bernard Seray who played their parts to the hilt , unafraid of filmmaker's unsympathetic camera and the particularity of the characters . In ¨Perros Callejeros¨ series we see their troubles growing in such streets , slums or "barrios" from Barcelona and outskirts and other coastal places and some fine locations . In these films Jose Antonio De La Loma showed the ugliness of those "barrios" , toughness and cold existence . In his youthful De La Loma worked as a teacher in the Chinese barrio of Barcelona and he lived poorness and isolation . As he hired true delinquents who used their peculiar slang and particular behaves , all of them give a certain realism to these offbeat films . ¨Tres Dias De Libertad¨ was absurdly directed by Juan Antonio De La Loma who had a long career including titles as a writer and a filmmaker in all kinds of genres , as Western : ¨Professional for a massacre¨ ,¨Texas Kid¨ ,¨Clint the solitary¨ , ¨Return of Clint¨, ¨The last Mohican¨, ¨Seven pistols for Timothy¨ , ¨Viva Carrancho¨, ¨The Boldest job in the West¨, ¨Blood at sundown¨or ¨Porque Seguir Matando¨ and Action : ¨Metralleta Stein¨ , ¨Razzia¨ , ¨Explosion¨ , Squadron: Counterforce¨or "Playing with Death" , ¨Goma 2¨ , ¨Tony Carrera¨, "Playboy to Kill" and several others
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