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Operation Kid Brother (1967)

OK Connery (original title)
The evil crime syndicate Thanatos is bent on taking over the world, using a magnetic wave generator that will cause all metal-based machinery to grind to a halt. However, the well-known ... See full summary »

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Alberto De Martino

Writers:

Paolo Levi (story), Paolo Levi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Connery ... Dr. Neil Connery
Daniela Bianchi ... Maya Rafis
Adolfo Celi ... Mr. Thai - 'Beta'
Agata Flori Agata Flori ... Mildred
Bernard Lee ... Commander Cunningham
Anthony Dawson ... Alpha
Lois Maxwell ... Max
Yachuco Yama Yachuco Yama ... Yachuko
Franco Giacobini Franco Giacobini ... Juan
Ana María Noé Ana María Noé ... Lotte Krayendorf
Guido Lollobrigida Guido Lollobrigida ... Kurt
Francesco Tensi Francesco Tensi ... Auctioneer
Margherita Horowitz Margherita Horowitz ... (credit only)
Enzo Consoli Enzo Consoli ... Sitting Man at Lecture (as Vincenzo Consoli)
Mirella Pamphili ... (as Mirella Pompili)
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Storyline

The evil crime syndicate Thanatos is bent on taking over the world, using a magnetic wave generator that will cause all metal-based machinery to grind to a halt. However, the well-known British secret agent normally assigned to such tasks isn't available, so they engage his civilian brother, Neil, to help. Neil, played by Neil Connery, is a world-class plastic surgeon, hypnotist, and lip-reader, which turn out to be precisely the skills required for thwarting Thanatos. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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Neil Connery is too much. See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 April 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Divided Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Monaco See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's soundtrack was never released when the film was originally released in 1967. However, 2 7" 45 rpm singles (including the main title), sung by Christy (spelt 'Khristy' in the credits) were the only original music releases associated with the film. See more »

Goofs

Dr Connery is referred to repeatedly as Scottish, however his character is voiced (or rather dubbed) with an American accent. See more »

Quotes

Thair Beta: [Inserting fuel rods] ... Alternate vibrators... Alternate vibrators inserted.
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Crazy Credits

The "Operation Double 007" print ends with the credit: "Released through United Artists." UA was the company that released the James Bond film franchise, too. See more »

Connections

References From Russia with Love (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Se chiami amore
Lyrics by Audrey Nohra
Music by Bruno Nicolai and Ennio Morricone
Sung by Maria Cristina Brancucci
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more non-Bond fun
6 November 2002 | by vjetorixSee all my reviews

Another touchstone of the Eurospy subgenre, Operation Double 007 better known as Operation Kid Brother, is a fair Bond copy, albeit on a slightly smaller scale, and is as entertaining as any of the legitimate Bond films. This was the first time out for Neil Connery, brother of Sean, and it was the only spy movie in his movie mini-career. He manages just fine as the super surgeon cum super spy although his distinct lack of charisma makes for a rather bland lead performance.

Fortunately director Alberto De Martino (Upperseven the Man to Kill (65), Operation Lady Chaplain (66)) keeps this colorful, active film moving at a good clip so we don't have too much time to mull over Connery comparisons. The use of Connery's real name for his character is a strange stroke due no doubt to the forbidden use of the name Bond. It sort of screws up the (weak) attempts at humorous mentions of the Bond mystique when you can't even say the word.

Thank goodness Connery is surrounded by exotic locations, beautiful women and villains as good as Adolfo Celi. Celi plays it to the hilt too as Thair, the number two villain of Thanatos who wants to be number one. Celi is deservedly one of the most famous Italian character actors whose talents can be seen in other spy movies such as That Man From Rio (64), Target For Killing (66), and Death Knocks Twice (69). Perhaps the film's finest asset is the presence of the lovely Daniela Bianchi as Maya, a bad girl turned good.

You could do worse than this Bondian escapade; there's plenty to look at and laugh at and there's a Morricone/Nicolai score to boot. We should be used to checking our brains at the door by now.


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