• Air
  • Paternal Rites
  • Sidney & Friends
  • Duck Butter
  • My Brother's Husband
  • My Big Gay Italian Wedding
  • Liam
  • Oasis
  • Youngstown Metropolitan
  • Skin So Soft (A)
  • Bi China
  • Becoming Bond
  • Spravedlnost
  • Cuky Luky Film
  • Jonny's Sweet Revenge
  • Jupiter's Moon
  • Royal Exchange (The)
  • Perfect Strangers
  • O Outro Lado do Paraíso
  • Checkmate
  • To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor
  • Pinsky
  • I Am They
  • Tranny Fag
  • Mario
  • Malila: The Farewell Flower
  • Uncle David 2
  • My Own Private Hell
  • Cherry Grove Stories
  • M/M
  • Ice King (The)
  • Collateral
  • Trauma
  • Chi (The)
  • Voices of the Silenced
  • Marriage (The)
  • Who Will Save The Roses?
  • Mi Mejor Amigo
  • McMafia
  • Transformation Street


UK, English, 91 mins

  • Director: Dick Clement
  • Writer: Dick Clement; Ian La Frenais
  • Producer: Bruce Cohn Curtis; Carl Foreman

CGiii Comment

Courtney is less Bond, more Steptoe, in this scruffy little spy-spoof that is - woefully - threadbare in the 'laugh' department.

The only reason to root this out is for Freddie Jones...he plays - with a fair dollop of gentleman's relish - a stereotypical, predatory screaming queen...

He's hysterical...but, for those of you with over-wrought sensitivities...you will be mortally offended.

Flimsy...and, forgotten for a reason.


The(ir) Blurb...

Gerald Otley, a petty thief and garbage rummager, wakes up one morning, after a drunken night on the town, and finds that he is wanted by the police for murder. And that is only the beginning. While being pursued for a crime he did not commit, he is kidnapped by a group of criminals who suspect him of being involved with double agents. Otley manages to escape, but cannot avoid getting into one near-fatal crisis after another, as police and foreign agents chase after him. It is a wild week of misadventures which Otley will never forget!

Cast & Characters

Tom Courtenay as Gerald Arthur Otley;
Romy Schneider as Imogen;
Alan Badel as Sir Alex Hadrian;
James Villiers as Hendrickson;
Leonard Rossiter as Johnson;
Freddie Jones as Philip Proudfoot;
Fiona Lewis as Lin;
James Bolam as Albert;
James Cossins as Geffcock;
James Maxwell as Rollo;
Edward Hardwicke as Lambert;
Ronald Lacey as Curtis;
Phyllida Law as Jean;
Geoffrey Bayldon as Insp. Hewett;
Frank Middlemass as Bruce

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