9 September 2009 | gridoon2021
When a shipment of uranium gets stolen, with the entire crew of the ship killed in the process, a top American agent is sent to track it down. While this Italian-Spanish spy film gets a lot of the ingredients of the formula right (fight scenes, tricky gadgets, worldwide locations, scientific breakthroughs that may be used for evil purposes, etc.), it fails to put its own spin on the formula, and ends up "one lost in a crowd" of similar products. Erica Blanc is mostly wasted; in fact, no other character apart from the hero makes much of an impression. It's a rare film that's not really worth going out of your way to find, unless you want to see the classic hero-bound-and-looking-at-the-wrong-end-of-a-laser-beam scene from "Goldfinger" recreated, on a smaller scale of course. Trivia note: the song "You Play To Win" was used in at least one more Euro spy film, "Kill Agent Gordon". Goof note: obvious night-to-day discontinuity between a party scene and a chase scene that follows. ** out of 4.