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Our Man Flint

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Our Man Flint was a 1966 sci-fi action film which starred James Coburn. Directed by Daniel Mann, the premise of the movie is that a group of mad scientists decide to take over the world with an earthquake machine.

Plot

Super-cool spy Derek Flint is lured out of retirement to deal with the threat of Galaxy, a world-wide organization lead by a trio of Utopian scientists. Despairing of the world's governments ever getting their acts together, they demand that the governments all capitulate to Galaxy. To enforce their demands, they initiate earthquakes and other natural disasters with their machine.

Flint is motivated to take them on, not by the pleas of his former boss Lloyd Cramden, but by the preŽmptive kidnapping of his "playmates." Along with a female agent, Gila (played by Gila Golan), who fails to eliminate Flint, they are turned into Pleasure Units by Galaxy. Flint declares that this was no way to start a Utopia, rescues the quartet, and destroys Galaxy's South Pacific island headquarters.

The continuous-belt elevator which figures in Flint's chase through Galaxy's complex is an example of a paternoster.

A sequel, In Like Flint (1967) was directed by Gordon Douglas, and again starred James Coburn, with Lee J. Cobb as Lloyd C. Cramden.

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