Mastermind (1976)

Genres - Action, Comedy, Mystery, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Parody/Spoof, Slapstick  |   Run Time - 131 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - G
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

This hilarious parody pokes fun at Charlie Chan movies and features Zero Mostel as an inscrutable Asian detective, Inspector Hoku, who must keep international spies from getting hold of a newly developed robot. In-jokes abound and slapstick mayhem ensues.




robot, bumbler, crime-solving, detective, government, international, inventor, private-detective, protection, robbery, foreign