I love movies. Here is just one more reason why:
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!
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!
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.
So that was the official James Bond poster. Now, here is Weng Weng’s:
I mean, it’s not difficult to see how they were selling Weng Weng – the world’s shortest Secret Agent!
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?
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!
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