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James Bond vs Matt Helm vs Travis McGee


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2 hours ago, deputy tom said:

Bond is my choice. I remember Matt Helm movies staring Dean Martin as being entertaining but don't remember Travis McGee. tom.

Didn’t he have a brother named Bobby? A hippy drifter, if I remember correctly. 

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Travis McGee, hands down.  He accomplished all of his successes without corporate or government sponsorship.   He was flawed, made mistakes, and yet survived and succeeded.

He also pleased LOTS of hot women.  Gotta love his batting average. 😹


John D. MacDonald was one of the 20th Century's greatest fiction writers.  And his Travis McGee series was outstanding. 

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The biggest problem with the Matt Helm movies, I believe that there were four of them, is that Dean Martin played Dean Martin.

He just never faded into the character.

Plus, one was never sure if the film was just that bad or if they were poking fun at 007 movies.

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