Meet The World’s Smallest Action Hero! “Weng Weng” Rules! Hilarious James Bond 007 Homage!

I love movies. Here is just one more reason why:

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MEET 2 FEET AND 9 INCHES OF PURE MAN!

Time to introduce you to the world’s smallest secret agent!


For Your Height Only! – 1981

Here is an inspired idea: knowing that 007 was the world’s biggest action star at the time, why not make a James Bond rip-off starring the legendary “littlest action hero” in the world: Weng Weng!

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Check out the trailer for this classic slice of exploitation!

Now, as for the plot, it follows a very “James Bond-ish” formula. Mr. Giant has kidnapped the brilliant Dr. Van Kohler and is planning to use the Doctor’s invention, the N-bomb, to hold the world hostage. Of course he is!

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The only one who can foil Mr. Giant’s evil scheme is Agent 00, a 3-foot-tall filipino martial arts master, expert marksman, top-class romancer and all-around super spy – yes, it’s Weng Weng!


That’s right: SIZE DOESN’T MATTER!

“For Your Height Only” is a play on words on “For Your Eyes Only”, the title of the James Bond film released that same year.

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So that was the official James Bond poster. Now, here is Weng Weng’s:

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I mean, it’s not difficult to see how they were selling Weng Weng – the world’s shortest Secret Agent!

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And of course, just like James Bond, Weng Weng not only kicks ass but is also a lady-killer…

A sequel was produced in 1982, titled “The Impossible Kid”. Weng Weng is known as the shortest man to ever be a lead in an action film/martial arts film; he was only 2’9″ tall…

The answer to the question you are thinking is “yes, it is as crazy and awful as you imagine” – but isn’t that the point of watching it?

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Weng Weng never became the big action hero he wanted to be, so this film will have to do!

This is not a perfect movie to be sure, but what a great way to expand your movie-going horizons – let me know what you think!



Categories: 70's Films, Artsploitation, Asian Cult Cinema, Books / Media, Camp Cult Classics, Classic Action Films, Cult Classics, Exploitation Films, Extreme Cinema, Grindhouse, JRsploitation, Nudity, Talent / Celebrites, Uncategorized

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