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The best boat chase in film history..
on 18 January 2002
Don't be fooled by the naff cover..This is one cool film.
There's never been a movie with such a groovy 70's soundtrack and so many lines you simply can't help but quote. "are you married Mr sherman?- I was" and "Sherman, what sort of dutch name is that?"
Ok so it's cult status that really keeps this film alive, It's a Bond wanna be (to the point that even cast members reappear in this movie)
but it really is classic stuff.
The fight scenes are so over the top that Sherman throws some guy 20 foot across the room and if you don't want the cops to know where your hide out is then I suggest you don't hang a puppet on a chain outside for all to see.
The one thing that everbody remembers about this film is the climax...A boat chase that beats anything bond has ever done with the chase going through the city of Amsterdam, Gripping stuff.
Unfortunatly with this DVD version it has the misleading words "Trailer" on the cover as an extra but it's a trailer for some other obscure film.
The films 4.3 transfer is not good and if you own this on video then don't buy the dvd.
Needs cleaning up with new soundtrack and a widescreen release but worth buying if you don't already own it...