An evil mastermind with an addiction to egg salad! Sadistic, torture-hungry double crossers! Gorgeous girls hungry for lovin'! A weird marriage between a cobra and a chicken! Only one man is daring, clever and sexy enough to take on this kind of mission: superspy Phil Moscowitz! Woody Allen spoofs the spy thriller in one of his funniest films, a nonstop frenzy of skewed wit, hilarious parody and sidesplitting wackiness. With dialogue rewritten and redubbed for a Japanese James Bond-style movie, What's Up, Tiger Lily? turns the sex-and-danger world of filmdom's spy game upside down!
What better way for writer-star Woody Allen to cash in on the success of What's New Pussycat? than to write a quickie exploitation comedy that makes fun of quickie exploitation films? In some respects What's Up Tiger Lily? is a forerunner of Mystery Science Theater 3000, only instead of having actors sit back and make sarcastic comments about a cheapo movie, here they dub new dialog onto a ridiculous Japanese spy extravaganza. Allen's exquisite sense of the absurd is in fine form as espionage professionals pursue a top-secret recipe for egg salad. At one point during the planning of a break-in, a spy unfolds a map of their quarry's residence, explaining that the man "lives here." "He lives on that small piece of paper?" questions one of the henchmen. It's that silly. But it's often uproarious. Louise Lasser, Allen's former wife (and co-star of Bananas and future star of TV's Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman) is among the voice actors. --Jim Emerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Along with the fictional "Interiors" this has to be Allen's most introspective, auto biographical work: a realistic portrait of the man behind the comedian, everything's... Read morePublished on June 23 2004 by Aliosha Svenko
Grafting new dialog onto an existing movie wasn't new when Woody Allen did it to an inept Japanese spy thriller. Jay Ward had already done it with "Fractured Flickers. Read morePublished on April 2 2004 by William Sommerwerck
The 60's were definitely a time for experimentation, and breaking barriers, so perhaps this concept made sense then. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2003 by trebe
This an excellent spoof film. Woody Allen is superb as usual. I highly advise purchasing this film.Published on Nov. 13 2003 by A. Bowman
Woody Allen's "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" is silly, sophomoric, and at times very funny. The overdubbed dialogue at times is silly (two guys in a fight shouting insults like... Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2003
Seriously, this is one of Woody Allen's funniest movies. If you have not yet seen this movie, see it. Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2003 by RoastBeefSalad
I cannot believe that this was released and What's New, Pussycat was not.
This is way past the point of being deranged. Read more
A Film by Woody Allen
I've seen several Woody Allen films, but I can't say that I'm a big fan. What interested me most was the concept of this movie: Woody Allen takes a... Read more