Thanks to James Bond, secret agents dominated Hollywood in the mid-1960s. Sean Connery was hard to top, so movies and TV decided to spoof 007, rather than compete with him. Television had Get Smart, and the movies came up with James Coburn in the Flint series and Dean Martin as Matt Helm. The Silencers was the first in a series of Helm adventures, and it is as ridiculous, sexist, and outdated as you might expect. And yet, these over-the-top satires had more wit than the moronic Austin Powers films, in my humble opinion. Watch Martin and Stella Stevens for free by clicking here.
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