The Yin and Yang of Mr. Go (1970)
Third Eye
The Third Eye
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go

Nomination Year: 2007
SYNOPSIS:  Burgess Meredith wrote, directed, produced, and acted in this movie. That right there tells you all that you really need to know.

Mister Go (James Mason) is an international arms broker (among other things) whose office is in Hong Kong waters. He has acquired (via blackmail) a US scientist who is building a missile defense system that Mr. Go plans on selling to the highest bidder.

Nero Finnegan (Jeff Bridges) is a young writer who idolizes James Joyce. He helps to blackmail the scientist, but gets drunk with an undercover CIA agent, and puts the CIA on the trail of Mister Yin-Yang Go.

Luckily, right before Mr. Go can kill the frankly-detestable Nero Finnegan, Gautama Buddha opens his Third Eye, which essentially reverses the aspects of Mr. Go's personality (where he was avaricious, he is now generous, etc).

Did I mention that the filmmakers lured Buddha out of retirement to narrate this film? Well, they did.

Anyway, the rest of the movie consists of the CIA struggling to find and eliminate Mr. Go, while Mr. Go now intends to donate the missile defense system to mankind. But how will he pull it off? Only by faking his own death and throwing himself a magnificent funeral with the aid of his herbalist/acupuncturist The Dolphin (Burgess Meredith).

"Alas, Poor Yorick"

Death by Acupuncture
The Dolphin lights a bomb, which scares one of the bad CIA guys into jumping backwards (or maybe it throws him back with the blast -- it's hard to tell), and he leaps (or is blown) into the board with all the acupuncture needles embedded into it. Too bad for him that both ends are equally sharp.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Jay Adler  
Jeff Bridges next to the Baldwin Clan (and possibly the Barrymore Clan -- or the Carradine Clan), the Bridges Bunch are some of the most famous related actors in Hollywood 
Broderick Crawford  
Liv Lindeland her claim to fame was as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for January 1971; it certainly wasn't this film 
Jack MacGowran died shortly after finishing his role in The Exorcist 
James Mason most famous role was possibly that of "Captain Nemo" in the 1954 version of 20000 Leagues Under the Sea 
Burgess Meredith probably most famous for being "The Penguin" in Batman the movie and TV series 
Irene Tsu she has a diverse list of TV guest appearances playing such roles as "Beautiful Native Girl," "San Francisco Cop," and the classic "Woman #3" 
Director Claim to Fame
Burgess Meredith probably most famous for his acting roles: "Mickey Goldmill" in the Rocky films, "The Penguin" in the 1966 Batman movie, etc. 

Kevin Hogan

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