Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • TBC
  • Adventure
  • 1965
  • 108 mins

Our Man Flint

Our Man Flint

Synopsis

James Coburn stars as Flint, Derek Flint - playboy, genius and secret agent - in this winning Bond spoof

About

With the agents of the world's secret intelligence agencies being killed at an alarming rate, the heads get together to find the ultimate secret agent. They find their man in Derek Flint (James Coburn) - lover, ballet dancer, electrician and dolphin translator.

One of a seemingly endless stream of Bond spoofs that came out in the mid-1960s, but one that stands up better than most. The direction from Daniel Mann is stylish, the pace is swift and, while it inevitably runs out of steam riffing on overfamiliar themes, Coburn carries the film with some panache.

Coburn's knowing, cool and detached performance almost puts him on a par with Sean Connery. If he was just a little prettier and, er, British, he might have made a good 007. As it is, he has to make do with being an inspired parody, and he does a decent job of that.

Although a sequel, In Like Flint, followed in 1967 the franchise hardly matched that of Bond. Spy spoofery wouldn't be as successful again until the 1990s, when Mike Myers unleashed Austin Powers.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Edward Mulhare, James Coburn, Shelby Grant, Benson Fong, Lee J Cobb, Gila Golan
  • Director: Daniel Mann
  • Screen Writer: Hal Fimberg, Ben Starr
  • Producer: Saul David
  • Photographer: Daniel L Fapp
  • Composer: Jerry Goldsmith

In a nutshell

Groovy, baby.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4 None Shall Escape

    None Shall Escape

    As the trial to determine whether a former German military officer is guilty of war crimes unfolds , his career is shown through flashback.

    On Film4: 4 Jun 11:00AM

  • Film4 The Sitter

    The Sitter

    Jonah Hill stars as a slacker who's forced to fill in as a babysitter for a night, but the kids he's looking after prove more than he can handle when he takes them on a crime-filled trip through NYC

    On Film4: 6 Jun 9:00PM

  • Film4 The Sitter

    The Sitter on Film4

    Jonah Hill is the world's worst babysitter as he takes the three kids he's supposed to be looking after on a crime-filled trip through New York, part of Comedy Season on Film4

  • Film4 American Reunion

    American Reunion on Film4

    Thirteen years after Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs) became intimate with baked goods, he, his wife Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) and his old friends are heading back to their hometown for more hijinks at their high school reunion

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Edinburgh preview: 12 must-sees

    With a new artistic director at the helm, the Edinburgh Film Festival is back for a jam-packed 2015 edition. Catherine Bray picks 12 highlights (in alphabetical order) [caption id="attachment_4755" a

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Chicken plays Edinburgh

    We're always pleased to hear of the ongoing success of Film4 talent, so were delighted to be sent news of a new film featuring Yasmin Paige, who first caught audience's attention with a compelling lea

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register

Share