Doctor Demetrius (Altan Günbay) has developed a machine that can blow
up all the nuclear powerplants of Turkey at once, to literally wipe the
country off the map - and since he is evil, that's exactly what he's
planning to do. There is just one man standing in his path: Super agent
Golden Boy (Göksel Arsoy), who has long been the bane of Demetrius'
organisation, and who is slowly zeroing in on him. Demetrius though knows
Golden Boy's one weakness: Women. And thus he sends out beautiful Helen to
seduce him and lure him into a trap - and successfully, too. But Demetrius
has forgotten one weakness of all women: Golden Boy. And thus, Helen sets
Golden Boy free, even if that costs her own life in the process. At
Helen's funeral, Golden Boy and Demetrius (in drag) meet again and soon
battle it out, which ends with Golden Boy falling through a trap door into
a cell where Demetrius already keeps Golden Boy's girlfriend (Sevda Nur),
to whom he has revealed all details of his evil plot for some reason.
Knowing what Demetrius is about to do, Golden Boy has no problems escaping
his prison, tracking down Demetrius' underwater headquarters, and blowing
them up just before Demetrius is able to erradicate Turkey.
considered as teh Turkish answer to James
Bond, Golden Boy is a surprisingly entertaining movie
that owes about as much to the serials of old (always a great source of
inspiration for Turkish pulp cinema) as it does to the British superagent.
And thus, Golden Boy doesn't even try to look as posh as any James
Bond-movie, instead it is fast paced and packed with action,
shootouts, fistfights (including one where the villain's in drag),
whippings, comicbook-style sadism and the like. And while all these
elements do not automatically make an entertaining movie, they do so here
thanks to a directorial effort that's as light-footed as it's fast paced
and a script that's enjoyably do the point and doesn't waste too much time
with subplots and the like.
After having spent an eternity virtually unknown to movie-lovers in the
West, this film has been
made available to the film-loving public (in a limited edition) by the
good folks from
Besides the movie with English or Greek subtitles and the obligatory
biographies, filmographies, photo gallery and trailers, their DVD also includes
a movie poster, an interview with Altan Gunbay and an article on Turkish
To put it short: This DVD's a must-have!
here to buy it directly from Onar Films]