Secret Agent 00 Soul -- Billy Dee Williams Stars In The World's Most Insane Bond Parody
If you met a general manager of a regional gas company who was never not wearing capes, you'd probably be a tad weirded out. Somehow, though, Lando Calrissian managed to pull it off. And charm machine Billy Dee Williams is reprising his role in The Rise Of Skywalker, in which he'll apparently rediscover his passion for bright yellow shirts.
But Billy Dee hasn't only been in blockbuster space operas. One of the oddest titles in his filmography is Secret Agent 00 Soul, a straight-to-video James Bond parody so bad that even its poster looks like it's been sun-bleached.
IMDBThis was after Jedi, by the way. Guy blows up the second Death Star and immediately gets downgraded to the filler section of a Family Video.
Directed by Williams' stunt double from Return Of The Jedi, the movie follows Bond-like secret agent James Brown III, who quits the spy game in the opening minutes. He then opens a private detective office above a greasy spoon diner. Despite this, like Bond, he's often in a tux and is all about romancing the ladies. Early on, he invites an attractive colleague back to his apartment for drinks.
We can see where this is go- no wait, their date gets interrupted by a phone call informing him that she's secretly an agent for British Intelligence ... and his daughter!
Xenon Entertainment"She followed a strange man in a tux to his apartment above a Waffle Hut. Did you not suspect something was up?"