Operazione Poker

In Paprika Chips, Save European Home on June 10, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Title: Operazione Poker
Production: Italy 1965
Director: Osvaldo Civirani
Cast: Roger Browne, José Greci, Sancho Gracia
Run Time: 108min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: TV Rip
Language: English, Italian, German
Subtitles: None

Italian TV rip, dubbed by pipipip with several audio tracks.


“Secret agent Glenn Forest is assigned to protect a Vietnamese official who’s traveling to Geneva for talks with the U.N. His mission becomes more complicated when other agents who escorted the official for part of his journey start getting eliminated one by one. At least that’s half of the plot; the other half has to do with a suspiciously lucky poker player who, under a different name, had been working as an assistant to a German scientist who had developed a secret invention; now the scientist is dead, and all the agencies are interested in his device. These two parts of the plot are not very convincingly connected; the pacing is dull at times; the female characters are underdeveloped; and the climactic shootout is underwhelming. On the positive side, there are two great, exhausting fight scenes, some neat tricks (a car that can lose it rear half – and any annoying passengers in it – with the push of a button, a dog that can track a person miles away from the smell of her clothing, murder via electrified gas pedal, not to mention the invention that enables you to see through walls and metal), lots of globe-trotting, and a fun music score.” [imdb]


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