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Time Out says

In Winner's frantic and seriously unfunny comedy, Caine and Moore play a couple of recently reunited colourful conmen, respectively donkey-jacketed Sid and suave Gerald. What they have in common is severe cash-flow problems and remarkable resemblances to two dishonest scientists - Dr Hicklar (Caine), a Yank, and Sir John Bavistock (Moore), a nob - whom they see on the box talking guardedly about their potentially invaluable experiments in initiating cold fusion in a test-tube. Sid and Gerald bone up on their respective accents - Caine's American accent is funny - don cunning disguises, and assume the roles of Hicklar and Bavistock in order to perpetrate a heist. The whole thing then spirals off into total chaos with an all-nonsense plot about selling the plans to the highest bidder, involving gunfights on the Orient Express, double-crosses, and a visit to every stately home in Britain. No actor comes out unscathed from this stinker. Menahem Golan produced.
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Release Details

  • Duration:92 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Michael Winner
  • Screenwriter:Leslie Bricusse, Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran
  • Cast:
    • Michael Caine
    • Roger Moore
    • Sally Kirkland
    • Deborah Barrymore
    • Lee Patterson
    • Mark Burns
    • Derren Nesbitt
    • John Cleese
    • Patsy Kensit
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