FOR YOUR HEIGHT ONLY (1981 PHILIPPINES) D: "RAYMOND JURY" (EDDIE NICART) W: CORA RIDON CABALLES P: PETER CABALLES
Now here`s a movie! 2ft 9 inch Weng Weng stars as "miniature Bond" Agent 00. When he`s not hanging around the pool with women in bikinis, or strutting his stuff down the discotheque, he`s saving the world from drug dealers trying to steal the world`s most dangerous bomb. These villains smuggle drugs (that looks like cake mixture) in loafs of bread and plan to sell it in "every kindergarten and sandbox". Weng Weng is a (real life) martial arts expert, a skill which he demonstrates by running between men`s legs and kicking them in the balls. He also has an array of gadgets, like x-ray specs, a lethal flying hat (!) and even uses a rocket pack. At the end of this mind-numbing must-see action comedy we find out that the villain boss (called Mr. Giant, who communicates via a mirror with lights reflected in it) is a slightly taller dwarf. The people responsible for the English dubbing (including Jim Gaines, who had stayed on in the Philippines after working as an extra on APOCALYPSE NOW) must have been taking the piss. Weng Weng returned in THE IMPOSSIBLE KID. I have met many fans of Weng Weng (who died in 1992) on my travels, including a Filippino ex-pat in Palau who remembered enjoying Weng Weng`s "hilarious" stand-up comedy act. While staying at the resort island of El Nido, i enjoyed several Weng Wengs, the name of an original (and highly alcaholic) cocktail (the proof was through the roof).

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