There's really been only one rival to James Bond: Derek Flint. That's because of James Coburn's special brand of American cool. He's so cool, in fact, that he doesn't care to save the world. That is, until he's personally ... more »threatened. He's a true libertarian, with more gadgets and girls than Bond, but with none of his stress or responsibility. Here he's totally unflappable as he thwarts mad scientists who control the weather--and an island of pleasure drones. Lee J. Cobb costars as Flint's flustered superior, and Edward Mulhare plays a British nemesis with snob appeal. For fans of Austin Powers, incidentally, the funny-sounding phone comes from the Flint films. However, Our Man Flint's best gadget remains the watch that enables Flint to feign death. There's a great Jerry Goldsmith score, too. --Bill Desowitz« less
First of two spy spoofs starring James Coburn as the super-cool Derek Flint, agent of Z.O.W.I.E., who makes the ladies swoon while saving the world from a group of mad scientists who've developed weather-controlling technology. Cinemas were littered with countless James Bond knock-offs during the mid to late 1960s, and the "Flint" flicks are some of the better ones. Goofy-on-purpose, good fun.
Nina E. Reviewed on 6/18/2013...
60's movie blast. I've enjoyed this film for decades! James Coburn as a sexy spy. If you are a Connery 007 fan...you'll LOVE this fun movie!
Margaret S. (morgan2010) from GLENVIEW, IL Reviewed on 5/22/2010...
Flint is a take off of all the James Bond types of this age, with all the elctronic tricks, and the added womanizing attitude of having three or four girlfriends/roomates, Because HE IS MAN ENOUGH! But the dresses are great and Flint treats them nice with lots of kisses. I like it.
FilmFan | Boston MA | 11/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A very nice repackaging of the Flint movies, well worth purchasing by diehard fans. All the principles of the films are now unfortunately dead (including the late great James Coburn, who would've added immeasurably to any commentary tracks), but the commentary tracks included are definitely the highlight of this new edition. Two uber movie geeks (sorry, can't remember their names) bring tons of charm, enthusiasm & wit to the commentaries which are chockablock with endless fun spy-movie/TV trivia. (They, along with the rest of us Flint fans, whine long & hard about the fact that Coburn chose not to continue the series after a mere 2 films---hell, he could've at least made it a trilogy.) Additional features on a 3rd disc are pretty lame (including the SUPREMELY lame 1977 made-for-TV movie---a Flint flick in name only with virtually no connection to the Coburn films). Again, the commentaries are what make this collection worthwhile. Highly recommended!!"
All the Flint in one amazing boxset
joseph Corey | Raleigh, NC United States | 10/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The new regime at Fox has put out The Flint movies in a great set with a low price.
Fox Home Video has announced the release of the Ultimate Flint Colleciton, which bundles the James Coburn starring films Our Man Flint and In Like Flint with an added disc of special features, which also includes the previously unreleased 1976 made-for-television movie Our Man Flint: Dead On Target starring Ray Danton. The three-disc set will be available to own on the 7th of November at a retail price of $19.98. We've included a listing of the set's features below, along with the artwork for the release.
Our Man Flint (Disc One) Commentary by Film Historians Eddie Friedfeld & Lee Pfeiffer Theatrical Trailer Fox Flix: In Like Flint, Fathom, Modesty Blaise
In Like Flint (Disc Two) Commentary by Eddie Friedfeld & Lee Pfeiffer Theatrical Trailer Fox Flix: In Like Flint, Fathom, Modesty Blaise
Special Features (Disc Three) Our Man Flint: Dead On Target TV-Movie The Musician's Magician Future Perfect Spy School Spy Vogue Feminine Wiles In Like Flint - Puerto Rico Premiere Spy-er-rama A Gentleman's Game Spy Style The Making of Bouillabaisse Screen Tests: Gila Golan for Our Man Flint, James Coburn & Gila Golan for Our Man Flint, Deanna Lund for In Like Flint Trailers: The Chairman, The Quiller Memorandum, Deadfall, Peeper, The Magus, Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls"
Great spy comedy and adventure
Richard C. Drew | Oak Lawn, IL USA | 07/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What's with these reviews that are simply parroting the DVD contents and Amazon's own description? Nothing like trying to stuff your review numbers with garbage in an attempt to make the top 1000, 500 or whatever. Make it a real review or shut up!
That said, if you have not seen the Flint movies, do so! Envisioned as a competitor to the James Bond franchise, the Flint movies follow the adventures of secret-agent, super-playboy, part mad-scientist Derek Flint. Played by James Coburn (one of the last people to be personally trained by Bruce Lee), the movies are part tongue-in-cheek with plenty of action. Yes, the special effects are dated, but the plots are still pretty darn good. May people consider the movies to be a simple spoof on James Bond, kinda like the Dean Martin Matt Helm movies. The Austin Power's telephone ring - taken right off the Flint movies. It's the telephone ring on the Presidential Hotline to Lloyd Cramden's. The soundtracks from both movies were recently released - by popular demand. Not bad for 30 year old movies!
In Like Flint: The last film that 20th Century Fox filmed in CinemeScope, this sets Flint against some of the world's wealthiest women, bent on world domination. How? By brainwashing them with hair-dryers at the Fabulous Face salon, located on a private island.....
Our Man Flint: This sets Flint against some of the world's brightest scientists, bent on world domination. How? By controlling the weather. The machine is located on a, well, a private island.....
OK, so the plots are similar, but come on. Flint making "bloooba, bloooba" sounds - communicating with dolphins. Moving around in space via his sonic belt buckle. Nailing a fly with his cigarette blow-gun. The gymnastic fight scene. The weightless battle in space. All priceless moments. Watch these two movies and you'll be thinking "so that's where (insert movie name here) got the idea!"
Better than I remembered!
Joe Crescenzi | Staten Island, NY USA | 10/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was born the same year this movie came out (1965), but I remember how much I loved it as a kid in the 70s. When the DVD came out I jumped at the opportunity to see it again.What I didn't expect was how I was seeing it from an entirely new perspective. In my younger years, I saw Fint as another James Bond; I didn't consider it a parody or spoof of any kind.Seeing it as an adult I realize just how well thought out it was. It's not an in-your-face spoof like Austin Powers is, but rather an exaggeration of traditional spy films in such a way that you can't help but laugh.As Flint's boss (played by Lee J. Cobb) explains a standard issue spy briefcase to Flint filled with some 62 hidden weapons, Flint insists he doesn't need it because all he uses is his tiny cigarette lighter, which contains 82 functions (83 if you want to light a cigarette).All in all, if you enjoy Bond films, you'll love Our Man Flint (and the follow up "In Like Fint")."
Flint or Bond: Girly-man Vs. Manly-man
Robert M. Khoury | Charlotte, NC | 01/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even as a spoof of James Bond and his world, Derek Flint is a superior hero. First, this film, and its sequel, have much more humor than any Bond film yet. Bond may lay down a few funny lines at the right moment, but Flint is witty more often, and in a more intelligent, less demeaning way. Second, Bond takes orders, Flint chooses his assignments. This gives Flint an edginess Bond lacks. In fact, in this film, Flint initially refuses to save the world because he's too busy conducting research or something. Third, Bond is given gadgets by M, but Flint makes his own. In fact, when he is asked to memorize the government's secret code, he asks the government agents to learn his code to save time (because he already knows his own code). Finally, and most importantly, Bond wouldn't be Bond without the so-called Bond women. Flint is also constantly surrounded by admiring women, but that is not what motivates him or holds his interest and attention. He is first a scientist and humanitarian. All real men are whole men without the need for women to complete them. I could go on favorably comparing Derek Flint to James Bond, but the result would be the same. Flint is superior, and this film, and its sequel, will never lose their advantage or their audience to that other sissy."