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The Cape Town Affair (1967)

South African secret agents attempt to save confidential microfilm before it falls into the hands of Communists.

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Skip McCoy
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Sam Williams
Bob Courtney ...
Capt. Herrick, Security Branch
John Whiteley ...
Joey
Gordon Mulholland ...
Warrant Officer du Plessis
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Fenton
James White ...
Sgt. Beukes
Gabriel Bayman ...
Mohammed the Fence
Raymond Matuson ...
Lighting Louis AKA Espinosa
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South African secret agents attempt to save confidential microfilm before it falls into the hands of Communists.

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Target for every spy ... cop ... and killer in Cape Town! See more »

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19 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Intriga en Ciudad del Cabo  »

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This film is a remake of the 1953 thriller Pickup on South Street (1953). See more »

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Candy: [referring to Skip McCoy] He's been fighting something inside him. Something decent, trying to crawl out.
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Remake of Pickup on South Street (1953) See more »

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Incredibly boring thriller
10 October 2014 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

People who are fans of Samuel Fuller (who was one of the writers) or wanting to see early appearances by actors James Brolin and Jacqueline Bisset might find the prospect of watching "The Cape Town Affair" promising. But it won't take them very long upon watching the movie to start regretting their decision. The big problem with this movie is that it is incredibly boring. It's talk, talk, talk, with pretty much NOTHING of consequence or importance happening in the first two- thirds of the movie. A few things happen in the last third of the movie, but not much, and it ends up being almost as boring as the first two-thirds. Another problem with the movie is that the central character (played by Brolin) is not very likable - you'll be wondering why you are bothering to follow this selfish and cold individual. By the way, if you are wondering about the Cape Town setting, while it does occasionally add a little color in the backdrop, it's otherwise wasted - with almost no rewriting, the events of the movie could be taking place in Los Angeles. This is one movie that's pretty much a complete waste of time.


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