Coplan FX 18 casse tout / Agente 077 Summergame (1965)

4.0 out of 5

After viewing this fun espionage thriller, it becomes hard to deny that director Riccardo Freda knows how to shoot topnotch action. Also, Freda’s touch for mystery and the macabre can also be sensed at certain points in the story as well.

Agent Francis Coplan, played by Richard Wyler, may not be all that charismatic, yet his dark and serious attitude helps the film stand out more; if he weren’t fighting to save the world, he’d almost come off as one of the bad guys.

Coplan’s sidekick is played by actor and stuntman Gil Delamare who also stages the stunts in some of the fantastic stunt-heavy action scenes that help make this slightly better than most of its ilk.

Maurizio Merli header graphic courtesy of Paddy O'Neill of Foxyfide Graphics