Government scientist Michael Caine and his titled pal Roger Moore plan to auction off a cold fusion formula to the highest bidder. Meanwhile, a pair of con artists-also played by Caine and Moore-impersonate the scientist and his friends in hopes of getting a piece of the action. This leads to an unending supply of comic complications, deadly encounters, wacky recurring characters and Sennett-style chases. Is louder and faster really funnier? You be the judge (but you’ll have to catch the film on home video, since it never received a US theatrical release). Roger Moore’s real-life daughter Deborah Barrymore shows up as a CIA agent.
Michael Robert Winner (born 30 October 1935) is a British film director and producer, active in both Europe and the United States, also known as a food critic for the Sunday Times.
Winner was born in London, England, the son of Helen (née Zloty) and George Joseph Winner, a company director. His family was Jewish; his mother was a native of Poland and his father was of Russian extraction. Winner’s late father was a Freemason. He was educated at St Christopher School and Downing College, Cambridge, where he studied law and economics. He also edited the university’s student newspaper, Varsity. Winner had earlier written a newspaper column, ‘Michael Winner’s Showbiz Gossip,’ in the Kensington Post from the age of 14. The first issue of Showgirl Glamour Revue in 1955 has him writing another film and showbusiness gossip column, “Winner’s World”. Such jobs allowed him to meet and interview several leading film personalities, including James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich. He also wrote… read more