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008: Operation Exterminate (1965)

A 008 operazione sterminio (original title)
The British Secret Service sends agent 606 to Cairo to collaborate with an American colleague in searching for a stolen anti-radar device. Arriving in Egypt, he finds that agent A008 is actually an attractive female.

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Complete credited cast:
... MacDonald, Agent 008
Alberto Lupo ... Frank Smith, Agent 606
Dina De Santis ... Beauty Institute Manager
Ivano Staccioli ... Kemp (as John Heston)
Sal Borgese ... Killer with Black Glove (as Mark Trevor)
Omar El-Hariri ... Captain Yussuf
Ahmed Louxor ... Van Deere (as Amed Luxor)
... Tanaka
Edoardo Toniolo ... Secret Service Boss
Nando Angelini ... American Lieutenant at the Bowling Hall
Fortunato Arena ... Kemp's Henchman (as Lucky Arena)
Omar Targoman
Domenico Ravenna ... Professor Hans Meinz (as Johnny Ravenna)
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The British Secret Service sends agent 606 to Cairo to collaborate with an American colleague in searching for a stolen anti-radar device. Arriving in Egypt, he finds that agent A008 is actually an attractive female.

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Italian censorship visa # 45554 delivered on 21-8-1965. See more »

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Good Bye to Cairo
Written by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (as Lavagnino) and Ingrid Schoeller (as Schoeller)
Performed by Ingrid Schoeller (uncredited)
edizione musiali Nazionalmusic Milano
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The first female James Bond?
16 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Two secret agents join forces in Egypt (and later in Switzerland) to locate & destroy an anti-radar device, and retrieve the plans of its design. One is a British male; the other is an American female. Her code name is 008, and, as the title suggests, she is actually the central hero(ine) of this film, quite atypically for its day. The two agents have an equal partnership, but if anyone is closer to the "sidekick" role, it's the man. Ingrid Schoeller plays what is quite possibly the first attempt of international cinema to create a female James Bond-type character: she is beautiful, curvaceous, sweet, intelligent, armed with gadgets, expert with a gun, and can handle herself in a fight without needing a man to rescue her (as she proves in a daring escape from an enemy-riddled beauty saloon). All this, combined with the lively banter between the two leads and the crazy double-twist ending (the first twist is smart; the second nonsensical!), make "A 008: Operazione Sterminio" one of the most enjoyable Eurospy movies of the period. **1/2 out of 4.


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