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by Rob Gonsalves

"Amusing redub from Woody Allen."
4 stars

As Woody Allen explains in the prologue, he was asked to deliver the definitive spy film, full of the usual 'raping, looting, and intrigue' (or so he says, anyway).

What Woody wound up doing was finding a 1964 Japanese spy thriller (Kagi no Kag) and giving it the Woody Allen treatment, i.e. re-editing it and dubbing it with American actors. The result is an off-the-wall comedy, something of a precursor to Airplane, with lots of hilarious throwaway lines ("Don't tell me what to do or I'll have my mustache eat your beard") and music by the Lovin' Spoonful. Tatsuya Mihashi is the libidinous hero, renamed Phil Moscowitz; Mie Hama (who went on to become the first Asian Bond girl) is Terri Yaki. The plot, for those who care, centers on a precious egg-salad recipe.

Allen and his cowriters, including Louise Lasser, also did the voices.

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User Comments

4/19/11 zenny awfully dumb and very '60s, but lots of fun 4 stars
5/17/10 brian The occasionally hilarious, frequently fatuous, grandfather of Airplane! and MST3K. 3 stars
11/23/08 Samantha Pruitt very funny and clever, not your usual Allen comedy, but still funny! 4 stars
5/29/08 Reza Tayebi What the hell did I just watch?! 2 stars
1/16/08 David Fowler Shriekingly, gaspingly hysterical! Virtually every joke works. I think I peed a little. 5 stars
6/18/03 Andrew Callaway Very funny. Incredibly silly. Especially good for those studying the history of Woody. 4 stars
10/14/02 Charles Tatum Fitfully funny, nothing deep 4 stars
5/30/00 Andrew A really stupid movie about mayonaise. Funny, even for people who don`t want to think. 4 stars
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  02-May-1966 (NR)



Directed by
  Woody Allen
  Senkichi Taniguchi

Written by
  Woody Allen

  Woody Allen
  Tatsuya Mihashi
  Miya Hana

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