Teen Agent

He's having the adventure of someone else's life
He's having the adventure of someone else's life
TEEN AGENT (aka IF LOOKS COULD KILL) (PG)
D: William Dear
Warner Bros. (Craig Zadan & Neil Meron)
US 1991
88 mins

Comedy/Action/Thriller

W: Darren Star [story by Fred Dekker]
DP: Douglas Milsome
Ed: John F. Link & Mark Stevens
Mus: David Foster

Richard Grieco (Michael Corben), Linda Hunt (Ilsa Grunt), Roger Rees (Augustus Steranko), Robin Bartlett (Patricia Grober), Gabrielle Anwar (Mariska Blade), Geraldine James (Vendetta Galante), Roger Daltrey (Blade)

An adolescent version of James Bond, played for laughs and quite entertaining for a silly popcorn movie.
When on a high school field trip to France, a student is mistaken for a spy who has the same name and has to save his friends from an evil villainess and a European bureaucrat with plans of world domination.
Fast cars, high tech gadgets, cheesy jokes and a suave protagonist. This is every bit as entertaining as the Roger Moore 007 movies. Incredibly silly, but a lot of good fun, Richard Grieco plays a likeable lead, practically apeing the persona he played in similar TV roles, while the film is completely stolen beneath him by Robin Bartlett as an uppity school teacher who ends up having as much brawn as she does brains. Worth watching, if only for a bit of brainless fun.
6/10
 
Richard Grieco & Gabrielle Anwar in Teen Agent
Richard Grieco & Gabrielle Anwar in Teen Agent