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Operation, The

George Lazenby stars as a suave, rich, moustachioed, soulless asset stripper in series producer Roger Smith’s perfect parody of the garishness of the Seventies, amazingly detached and dripping with irony considering it was made slap bang in the middle of the veryperiod it deftly satirises. Big business, corruption, bribery, blow-jobs and surburban swingers parties abound, all in lurid exploitation-style colour, complete with Dallas-style titles and glamorous camera angles to show off the shag pile and chrome decor, and simultaneously point up the shabbiness of the asset stripper’s world.

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  1. dom

    March 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    This was five years before “Dallas” existed. Surely “Dallas” has “The Operation” style titles?

    • TV Cream

      March 21, 2010 at 7:18 pm

      Good point. Titles aside, it’s probably more a parody of The Brothers. And even then it’s quick off the mark.

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