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Agent for HARM

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Director  Gerd Oswald
Distributor  Universal Studios
Country  United States
1.9/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Action, Drama
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  January 5, 1966
Writer  Blair Robertson (created and written by)
Genres  Spy film, Science Fiction, Action Film, Comedy, Adventure Film, Parody
Cast  Peter Mark Richman (Adam Chance (as Mark Richman)), Wendell Corey (Jim Graff), Carl Esmond (Professor Jan Stefánik), Barbara Bouchet (Ava Vestok (as Barbara Bouchét)), Martin Kosleck (Basil Malko)
Similar movies  The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Ipcress File, Billion Dollar Brain, Mission: Impossible, Funeral in Berlin, 21 Jump Street

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Agent for H.A.R.M. is a 1966 science fiction spy thriller (spy-fi) directed by Gerd Oswald and starring Peter Mark Richman. It is one of a number of spy thrillers of the time which have conspicuous sci-fi elements. In this case it is the inclusion of deadly spores which turn human flesh into fungus on contact.

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It was originally intended that this film would act as the television pilot for a new spy series. However, it was later decided that it should be given a theatrical release instead. It was initially released as a double feature with Wild Wild Winter.

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In 1997 this film was featured on movie-mocking television show Mystery Science Theater 3000, as experiment (episode) #815. The name of the organization, H.A.R.M. (specifically just the acronym), would later be used and parodied in the 2000 video game The Operative: No One Lives Forever and its sequels.

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Plot

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Adam Chance (Peter Mark Richman), works for an American agency, H.A.R.M. (Human Aetiological Relations Machine). He is assigned to protect Dr. Jan Steffanic (Carl Esmond), a recent Soviet defector who has developed a new weapon which fires spores that upon contact with skin slowly eat the body away.

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Following Dr Steffanic's arrival in the US he is taken into protective custody by H.A.R.M. and is placed in a beach house along with his niece and Agent Chance to develop a spore antidote. Here he reveals the communists' real plan, which is to dust all of the American crops with these deadly spores. During their time at this house Chance falls for Steffanic's niece Ava Vestok (Barbara Bouchet), who is later revealed to be a communist spy. After the flat is attacked, Dr Steffanic is kidnapped by European spies and taken to a warehouse. Chance eventually rides in and a gun fight ensues in which Steffanic is exposed to the deadly spores in a valiant sacrifice, and dies. Afterwards, Chance re-appears at the beach house and arrests Ava for good.

Cast

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  • Peter Mark Richman as Adam Chance (billed as Mark Richman)
  • Carl Esmond as Professor Janos Steffanic
  • Barbara Bouchet as Ava Vestok
  • Martin Kosleck as Basil Malko
  • Wendell Corey as Jim Graff
  • Robert Quarry as Borg
  • Rafael Campos as Luis
  • Aliza Gur as Mid-Eastern contact
  • Donna Michelle as Marian
  • Marc Snegoff as Conrad
  • Chris Anders as Schloss
  • Steve Stevens as Billy
  • Horst Ebersberg as Helgar
  • Ray Dannis as Henry Manson
  • Robert Donner as Morgue attendant
  • Music

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  • on The Damned's 1980 LP, The Black Album, Adam Chase (Chance?) is mentioned alongside Zorro and Corporal Clott in the song The History Of The World, Part 1, which was also released as a single.
  • In 2009, there was a song of the same name written about the film by punk rock band, The Riverdales
  • References

    Agent for H.A.R.M. Wikipedia
    Agent for H.A.R.M. IMDbAgent for HARM themoviedb.org


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