The Man from UNCLE was such a cult hit in the UK that the seven movie spin-offs were made almost exclusively with the British box office in mind.
In this second film in the series (an extended version of ‘The Double Affair’ TV episode), Robert Vaughn’s Napoleon Solo is sent to deal with a devilish doppelganger.
A group of international scientists have designed a weapon so powerful that it could destroy the world. To prevent the weapon from falling into “the wrong hands”, the formula is concealed deep in the Swiss Alps to be used only in case of attack from outer space.
The job of guarding this ominous arsenal is given to U.N.C.L.E (United Network Command for Law Enforcement).
A band of fanatics from THRUSH – whose dream it is to rule the world – hear of the new weapon and are determined to have it. The only obstacle in their way is top U.N.C.L.E agent Napoleon Solo.
As always, David McCallum provides dependable support as Illya Kuryakin, while Senta Berger is the naughty Napoleon’s partner in crime.
Enjoyable tongue-in-cheek spy adventure successfully translating the spirit of the 1960s TV series to a lengthier format.
Leo G Carroll