Originally titled OK Connery
and released in the United States as Operation Kid Brother
, Operation Double 007
was an attempt to cash in on the popularity
of James Bond
that is particularly interesting for several reasons:
- It stars Neil Connery, the "Kid Brother" of Sir Sean.
- In addition to co-starring Bond series regulars Bernard ‘’M’’ Lee and Lois ‘’Monepenny’’ Maxwell, the cast also includes veteran 007 actors Daniela Bianchi (Tatiana Romanova from From Russia with Love), Adolfo Celi (Largo from Thunderball) and Anthony Dawson (Prof. Dent from Dr. No).
- The score is by Ennio Morricone. Yes, that Ennio Morricone.
- The film was distributed by United Artists even at the same time they were handling the legitimate James Bond film rights.
The plot involves some secret information on microfilm as well as other information stored in the mind of a woman through psychic means. Our hero is brought in to save the day after the bad guys (Thanatos) nab the woman with the mental information, and kill her husband to boot. Their plan? To rule the world. Why Neil? He was the woman's plastic surgeon, and just happens to know how to open her Neuro-Vault
. Although he turns out to have quite a few other talents...
For the Mystery Science Theater 3000
version, please go to the episode recap page