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What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)

Cast: Woody Allen, Woody Allen, Tatsuya Mihashi, more...
Director: Woody Allen, Woody Allen
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Image Entertainment
Genre: Comedies, Parodies
Running Time: 80 min.
Languages: English
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Woody Allen took a Japanese spy movie called Kagi No Kagi, and replaced its original dialogue with an entirely new plot. In its revised state, this film follows the adventures of agent Phil Moskowitz who is on a deadly mission to secure the recipe for the "world's greatest egg salad." However, Moskowitz, with the help of the beautiful Suki and Terri Yaki, must prevent this unique recipe from falling into the hands of the evil Shepherd Wong. The group Lovin' Spoonful recorded the majority of the songs for this film. ~ Iotis Erlewine, All Movie Guide

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Still funny four decades on by MrEricSir December 22, 2004 - 5:04 PM PST
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
What's Up, Tiger Lily? is a film any fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000 or Mad Magazine can appreciate. Like Mad Magazine's movie parodies or MST3k's nerdy satire, this movie is not appropriate for everyone, especially those with short attention spans. The humor certainly will still offend some even after almost forty years, but that's to be expected with Woody Allen.

This DVD version contains the original dialog, which was mostly written by Allen (the studio hired a voice double for Allen and added some of their own jokes for the original release, perhaps for length more than content) as well as the somewhat less racy dialog track which was released on VHS a number of years ago. Both are funny, but Allen's dialog (Audio track 1) packs a harsh and original wit which can't be found elsewhere.

Very Funny by jpceja August 25, 2003 - 2:46 PM PDT
0 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Allen takes a trashy Japanese spy film and re-records the dialogue. Hilarious results.

"Two Wongs don't make a wight."

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