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Operation C.I.A. (1965)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller | 8 September 1965 (USA)
A young CIA agent is assigned to Saigon to stop a planned political assassination.

Director:

Christian Nyby

Writers:

Bill S. Ballinger (screenplay), Peer J. Oppenheimer (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Burt Reynolds ... Mark Andrews, CIA
Kieu Chinh ... Kim-Chinh
Danielle Aubry Danielle Aubry ... Denise
Cyril Collick Cyril Collick ... Withers
Bill Catching Bill Catching ... Frank Decker (as William Catching)
Vic Diaz ... Professor Yen
Marsh Thomson Marsh Thomson ... Stacey
John Laughinghouse John Laughinghouse ... First American Officer
Frank Estes Frank Estes ... Second American Officer
Santi Santi ... Porter
Michael Schwiner Michael Schwiner ... Embassy Marine
Robert Gulbranson Robert Gulbranson ... Man in Bed
Janet Russell Janet Russell ... Girl in Bed
John Hoyt ... Wells
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Storyline

A young CIA agent is assigned to Saigon to stop a planned political assassination.

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Taglines:

Our C.I.A. man in Saigon ... The hottest spot on Earth!

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Message from Saigon See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When asked about this movie Burt Reynolds replied "The lobby poster said: "The hottest spot on earth!" It was. The movie wasn't." See more »

Goofs

The setting is obviously Bangkok, there is Thai writing everywhere. Vietnamese uses the Latin alphabet. See more »

Quotes

Mark Andrews: What is it about me that makes women want to undress me?
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Connections

Referenced in Archer: The Man from Jupiter (2012) See more »

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A Curiosity
24 September 2013 | by MrOllieSee all my reviews

I had never heard of this film until I watched it recently. A CIA agent played by a young Burt Reynolds is sent to Vietnam (although it was filmed elsewhere) to try to abort an assassination plot against the US ambassador. The film which was made in black and white does have an amateurish feel about it, although Burt, who is not a great actor, does okay. When the film started I didn't think that I would be able to watch it all, however, I did and quite enjoyed it. There is a long chase sequence with Burt doing a lot of running which I thought decent. Although it's not a great film, do if you get the chance try to watch it - if only for curiosity value.

I noticed on the final credits that the mens' hair stylist was Jay Sebring who was sadly one of the Sharon Tate murder victims.


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