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Operation C.I.A. (1965)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller | 8 September 1965 (USA)
A young CIA agent is assigned to Saigon to stop a planned political assassination.

Director:

Christian Nyby

Writers:

Bill S. Ballinger (screenplay), Peer J. Oppenheimer (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Burt Reynolds ... Mark Andrews, CIA
Kieu Chinh ... Kim-Chinh
Danielle Aubry Danielle Aubry ... Denise
Cyril Collick Cyril Collick ... Withers
Bill Catching Bill Catching ... Frank Decker (as William Catching)
Vic Diaz ... Professor Yen
Marsh Thomson Marsh Thomson ... Stacey
John Laughinghouse John Laughinghouse ... First American Officer
Frank Estes Frank Estes ... Second American Officer
Santi Santi ... Porter
Michael Schwiner Michael Schwiner ... Embassy Marine
Robert Gulbranson Robert Gulbranson ... Man in Bed
Janet Russell Janet Russell ... Girl in Bed
John Hoyt ... Wells
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Storyline

A young CIA agent is assigned to Saigon to stop a planned political assassination.

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Our C.I.A. man in Saigon ... The hottest spot on Earth!

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Message from Saigon See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When asked about this movie in 1994, Burt Reynolds replied "My third movie, "Operation CIA" is my worst film ever. If it played on a plane, people would be killed trying to jump out." See more »

Goofs

The setting is obviously Bangkok, there is Thai writing everywhere. Vietnamese uses the Latin alphabet. See more »

Quotes

Mark Andrews: What is it about me that makes women want to undress me?
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Connections

Referenced in Archer: The Man from Jupiter (2012) See more »

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Worth it for ambiance alone
13 October 2011 | by ukjeremySee all my reviews

Of course, if you look at this from a purist's perspective, the movie just won't hold water. However, if you want to let yourself get sucked right into the naive sixties' view of more exotic parts of the world, then this will do the trick quite nicely. Chuckle at the the unabashed attempt to fool the viewer into believing that well-known Bangkok landmarks are instead the setting for the movie, Saigon. Great to see a very young and sexy Burt Reynolds, and equally sexy Kieuh Chinh of later Joy Luck Club fame (Suyuan – the mother), playing Reynolds' Vietnamese love interest. This movie is a jewel in its own right for being a kind of time capsule of 60s espionage intrigue and the glamor of international locales.


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