Our Man Flint is possibly the greatest film ever made. But amazingly, In Like Flint is even better. That would make it "The Really Greatest Film Ever Made" ... "The Super-Greatest Film Ever Made"! ZOWIE! Most sequels don't come close to the wonderfulness of the original productions, but "In Like Flint" does. It's sense of fun, spoof and action equals the original as super secret agent Derek Flint fights yet super-duper evil organization, this one run by America's richest and most powerful women, including the knockout blond Jean Hale; and veteran <more>
actress Anna Lee, who was John Wayne's squeeze in "Flying Tigers" in 1942. But James Coburn is the main reason. Without his subtle over-the-top Coburn Cool, there would be no Derk Flint and therefore, no Flint series. And as before Lee J. Cobb is marvelous as Lloyd Cramden, head of our super-duper secret spy agency, Z.O.W.I.E.Jerry Goldsmith returns to handle the spyalicious score, chock full of hip tunes like "Your Z.O.W.I.E Face." Coburn is great and the two Flint films are just so darned fun! How can anyone not have a great time with either "Our Man Flint' or "In Like Flint"?
"In Like Flint" is a sequel to the spy parody film "Our Man Flint" starring James Coburn. It posits an international feminist conspiracy to depose the ruling American patriarchy with a feminist matriarchy. To achieve and establish it, they kidnap and replace the U.S. President, discredit the Head of the Z.O.W.I.E. intelligence agency, and commandeer a nuclear-armed space platform, all directed from Fabulous Face, a women's spa in the Virgin Islands. Circumstances compel ex-secret agent Derek Flint to help his ex-boss, and so uncover the conspiracy. Actors James Coburn <more>
and Lee J. Cobb reprise their roles as "Derek Flint" and spy chief "Lloyd C. Cramden", Flint's ex-boss.Like all parodies, it's not fair to compare it to the original genre and you have to expect it to be at least somewhat silly - especially in this film the plot of feminists trying to take over the world. The last reviewer who gave it a low score obviously totally missed t.he point it's a parody It's a fun movie that moves along at a fast & Coburn is great in the James Bond spoof role. Enjoy the film & don't take it too seriously & you'll have a fun ride.
This Sequel should be a Disaster, but it isn't. (by loza-1)
Derek Flint reappears with four more lovelies on another mission to save the world.Again, the strong point of this film is the interchange between James Coburn and Lee J Cobb. Again it's more realistic than it first appears - especially since I myself have said to someone about a book: "no, I haven't read it: I wrote it!" Other features to watch out for are Coburn talking to dolphins, suddenly appearing in Castro garb on a Cuban plane and the delectable Yvonne Craig as the ballerina.Obviously, the sequel squeezes the last drops of humour out of Lee J Cobb's reaction to <more>
Flint's universal talents. But it was right that a further sequel was never made; so the Flint series ends at just the right moment.
Dated, silly, and absolutely hysterical. (by d-millhoff)
This is by no means a masterpiece, but it strikes a perfect comedic tone, and its dated satire of feminism and sexism and early James Bond is somehow funnier half a century later.By some reports, much of this film was improvised by the crew as the producers and director lost interest. If true, it benefits from this and holds together surprisingly well.I really don't want to give anything away here, too many unexpected and outlandish gags. James Coburn at his silliest, either you'll love it, or not care for it at all.
Good Sequel to a Very Good Original (by ebiros2)
The producers of this movie did a credible job with this sequel. This is exactly what you'd expect Flint to do in another adventure to save the world. His side as a scientist is better highlighted in this sequel as he is studies dolphins, and also shows his aptitude for plants and chemistry as he analyzes the drug that was used on Cramden. The colors are bit more wild, and true to this series, there're lots of nice looking women.The movie shows the belief that the western world had on science to better our world. But looking at this movie, it seems that people of this period had <more>
better life than we have now. If you look at the millionaire lifestyle of Derek Flint, and compare it to the millionaire lifestyles of today, it seems Flint had more lavish homes, and lifestyle. Which begs the question, did science really improve the quality of life we live now.One thing I can tell from this movie is there were less people back then, and things weren't as cramped or as hectic. Take for instance Louigi's restaurant Cramden has his dinner in. There's room to spare everywhere. You won't see that in restaurants these days. World population was less than half of what it is now, and it shows.Getting back to the action of Derek Flint, he doesn't disappoint. James Coburn was perfect fit as super agent Derek Flint. His adventure to save the world is just as exciting as the original. Good sequel to the original.
This follow-up is much goofier and sillier than the original, but still every bit as amusing and entertaining. This time hip, clever, and dashing freelance spy and playboy extraordinaire Derek Flint James Coburn in splendidly wry and laid-back assured form must thwart a dastardly plot by a gang of lovely, yet formidable ladies who have developed a method of brainwashing so they can put arrogant and domineering men in their place and thus take over the planet. Director Gordon Douglas, working from a bright and witty script by Hal Fimberg, relates the delightfully wacky narrative at a steady <more>
pace, maintains an engagingly blithe and madcap very 60's camp sensibility throughout, and stages the rousing action set pieces with real skill and gusto Coburn's fancy martial arts moves in particular are quite impressive and exciting . Coburn's amiably breezy'n'easy persona fits the character of Flint like a fine pair of stylish slippers; he talks fluently to dolphins, romances an endless bevy of beautiful babes, dons various disguises, briefly poses as a ballet dancer ! , and beats up numerous baddies without ever loosing a single ounce of his divinely unflappable cool the whole time. The rest of the cast are likewise up to par: Lee G. Cobb returns as Flint's loyal, but disgraced superior Lloyd C. Cramden, the gorgeous Jean Hale excels as classy and crafty head villainess Lisa Norton, Andrew Duggan does spirited work as both the hearty President and the hammy actor impersonating him, and Steve Ihnat hits it out of the ballpark with his excellent portrayal of the sneaky and cunning General Carter. Yvonee "Batgirl" Craig has a small, but nifty part as fetching, yet duplicitous Russian ballerina Natasha. Moreover, this movie in some ways was uncannily ahead of its time: The cabal of angry women Flint opposes neatly foretells the 70's feminist movement while the premise of an actor as President offers a frighteningly accurate prediction of Reagan getting elected into office as Chief Executive a mere decade or so down the line. Jerry Goldsmith's funky swinging score and William H. Daniels' slick widescreen cinematography are both on the money, too. A tremendously fun film.
James Colburn is a super genius and super spy. He aids in a friend to help find three minutes missing while on a golf outing with the President. Something appears to be amiss. Colburn is a ladies man and ends up all over the world showing his many talents. I happened to find all of the set designs very detailed and colorful. I will be watching it again just for the costume design, furniture design and set designs. I love Colburn, this was nothing I expected from him. It is light heartedly silly and comical. I will leave all the critical reviews for someone else. I found it goofy and <more>
entertaining and it was surprising to see this side of Colburn. If I was a design student, artist or interior decorator, definitely worth the watch.