Mastermind

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Bumbling Asian detective, Inspector Hoku Ichihara (the great Zero Mostel, The Producers, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), who has delusions that he’s a great Samurai warrior, is assigned to protect an experimental robot in this spoof... read more

Bumbling Asian detective, Inspector Hoku Ichihara (the great Zero Mostel, The Producers, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), who has delusions that he’s a great Samurai warrior, is assigned to protect an experimental robot in this spoof of Charlie Chan mysteries. Alex March (Paper Lion, The Big Bounce) directed this hilarious comedy in the tradition of the Inspector Clouseau films. The strong supporting cast includes Bradford Dillman (Compulsion), Keiko Kishi (The Yakuza), Jules Munshin (On the Town), Furankî Sakai (Mothra), Sorrell Booke (TV’s The Dukes of Hazzard) and Phil Leeds (History of the World: Part I).

Original Release

01/01/1976

Cast

Zero Mostel Inspector Hoku Ichihara
Keiko Kishi Nikki Kono
Gawn Grainger Nigel Crouchback
Bradford Dillman Jabez Link
Jules Munshin Israeli Agent #1
Furankî Sakai Captain Yamada
Sorrell Booke Max Engstrom
Zaldy Zshornack Officer Abe
Felix Silla Schatzi
Phil Leeds Israeli Agent #2
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alex March

Writers

Terence Clyne, Ian McLellan Hunter

Cast

Zero Mostel Inspector Hoku Ichihara
Keiko Kishi Nikki Kono
Gawn Grainger Nigel Crouchback
Bradford Dillman Jabez Link
Jules Munshin Israeli Agent #1
Furankî Sakai Captain Yamada
Sorrell Booke Max Engstrom
Zaldy Zshornack Officer Abe
Felix Silla Schatzi
Phil Leeds Israeli Agent #2
Kichi Taki The Monk
Tetsu Nakamura Mr. Hiruta
Chikako Natsumi Yoko Hara
Larry Ohashi Police Commissioner
Masanobu Wada Hori
Wataru Ômae Kozo
Renate Mannhardt Bertha Tors
Herbert Berghof Professor Klaus

Producers

Editors

John C. Howard

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