The object of desire is so extraordinary that it will surely give us
twists, shootings, explosions and many more. Think about that:
Prof.Keller has synthesized a chemical formula capable of rejuvenating
human cells and that can also bring the dead back to life without
contraindications if taken within two hours of death. Fantastic.
Unfortunately, however, his formula is based on nuclear energy and
because (for scripture reasons) the process cannot remain secret, if
someone steals it, could easily produce nuclear power and build the
usual atomic bombs to dominate the world.
Is everything very impressive isn’t? If we add that our
protagonist, Dr. Baladin (Mark Damon) appears to us while he is water
skiing in Lebanon before has sex with blonde, already lover of his
Greek patient, who maliciously lets us see her shapes, and we can say
that "Secret Agent" promises well. Very well. And in addition there is
a kind of lightness at the limits of parody.
But the good things end here. Because the rest is a slow and static
movie, who gives a few fights, no explosions, few pretty nice woman,
but nothing else, maybe because the budget is gone in a trip to Lebanon
or in car hire. Or perhaps because Arpad DeRiso and Giovanni Scolaro,
expert authors of genre cinema, forget a few things that are
fundamental to the Eurospy genre. Like to put a few scenes like James
Bond and above all include a Secret Agent, who should be the Agent 777,
but that really is not there and is never mentioned. Because Dr.
Baladin hero of the story is very cleaver, attractive and martial arts
expert, but remains a doctor, former Keller student, who brings us into
the mystery/thriller with sentimental and ironic nuances.
Baladin investigates who stole the formula at Keller’s lab. A
kind of Sherlock Holmes who, among other things, does not have much to
look for, because the formula was only available to members of the
Enrico Bomba who signs Henry Bay and tries with Eurospy with another
Adventure of Agent 777, before switching to other genres, does not even
commit much to the camera. But it shows a morbid fixation for the phone
and music numbers all sung in a club by Franca Duccio.
An incredibly missed opportunity, because as we know, we are in the
best time of the genre, with such rich productions that can make the
tour of the Mediterranean. There is nothing other to cling to a cast
lead by Mark Damon, accompanied by Stellio Candelli, Isarco Ravaioli
and other actors genres of cinemas.