How to Destroy the Reputation of the Greatest Secret Agent

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Nine years earlier, with L'Homme de Rio, de Broca and Belmondo came up with a delightful parody of James Bondery. They try again here, much less successfully, with Belmondo as a writer of pulp spy thrillers, pressured by deadline fever, who slips out of his seedy garret into the fantasy world of his novels. Imagining himself as his secret agent hero Bob Saint-Clair, he gets involved in the usual sub-Bond spy-jinks, and lures the girl across the courtyard, Christina/Tatiana (Bisset), between the covers. Routine shoot 'em up stuff is laced with casual sexism and marred by atrocious dubbing.

By: GA


Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Philippe de Broca
Francis Verber
Jean-Paul Belmondo
Jacqueline Bisset
Vittorio Caprioli
Monique Tarbès
Raymond Gérome
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