James jr. strikes

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German title James Jr. strikes
Original title The London Connection
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 1979
length 100 minutes
Age rating FSK 6
Director Robert Clouse
script Gail Morgan Hickman ,
David E. Boston
production Jan Williams ,
Ron Miller
music John Cameron
camera Godfrey A. Godar
cut Peter Boita ,
Mike Campbell

James Jr. strikes (original title: The London Connection or The Omega Connection ) is a spy film by Walt Disney Productions from 1979. Directed by Robert Clouse , who delivered family-friendly entertainment here, although he was mainly with hard action films by many film fans without youth approval (such as McGee, the tiger or the tiger from Taipei ). The film set after the prologue in England and had a very youthful American secret agent as a hero, making it a forerunner of the films Agent Cody Banks and Agent Cody Banks 2: Mission London .


In the tradition of Al Mundy, Agent Luther Starling carries out a daring but completely non-violent theft on behalf of the secret service. After the successful mission, the hero is praised by his superiors, but snubbed them with refusal to work because he absolutely wants to go on vacation in England. As soon as he arrived in England, he was like Miss Marple at 4:50 p.m. from Paddington : He witnessed a crime, but since the English police couldn't really believe him for lack of evidence, he felt compelled to clarify the case himself. Once again it's about a missing scientist.


The film had only moderate success at the time, which is why no sequels or remakes are known. It was also the only collaboration between this director and Walt Disney Productions. In the following year Robert Clouse then shot another martial arts film with Asian actors for Raymond Chow with Die große Keilerei . This film with Jackie Chan in the lead role was also much more harmless in its portrayal of violence than earlier (and later) directorial work by Robert Clouse.


"Probably intended as a parody of the Bond genre, rather fast-paced and unoriginal action story."

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Individual evidence

  1. James Jr. strikes in the Lexicon of International FilmsTemplate: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used , accessed April 14, 2012