M.M.M. 83 (1966)
aka Missione mortale Molo 83
Article 4024 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Sergio Bergonzelli
Featuring Fred Beir, Gerard Blain, Alberto Dalbes
Country: Italy / France
What it is: Spyghetti
When half of a secret formula for a super fuel is stolen and the noted scientist who invented it is murdered, a secret agent is assigned to a) protect the scientist’s assistant, and b) recover the formula.
Outside of the opening scene where the fuel is being used in a car race, the science fiction content in this one is pure Gizmo Maguffin; it’s never used again, and merely serves as the prize in a typical Eurospy outing. This one even lacks the gimmickry which can often enhance the fantastic content of a Bond-era spy story. As for the movie itself, I’d rate it about average; I’ve seen better and I’ve seen worse. There’s lots of car chases, fist fights and gunplay, but nothing you haven’t seen before. This one’s a time-killer.