Seven Golden Men Strike Again (1966)

Seven Golden Men Strike Again (1966)
aka Il grande colpo dei 7 uomini d’oro
Article 5540 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 5-3-2018
Directed by Marco Vicario
Featuring Philippe Leroy, Rossana Podesta, Gastone Moschin
Country: Italy / France / Spain
What it is: Spaghetti heist

A criminal mastermind and his henchmen are captured by the authorities, but agree to help them in the kidnapping of a South American dictator in return for their freedom. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have their own plot on the side…

Along with the various Spyghetti movies I’ve covered, Italy also put out an assortment of super-criminal movies as well which share the spy genre’s love of gadgetry. There’s a lot of gadgets in this one (including jet-packs) that pushes the movie into science fiction territory. It’s a sequel to SEVEN GOLDEN MEN (which I haven’t seen), and is played more for laughs than thrills; the gang here is more apt to out-talk than to out-shoot their adversaries. I found the movie witty and fun, with my favorite scene being one in which the leader quenches a rebellion among his henchman. It’s not a great movie, but it’s an entertaining little time killer.

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