An international crime syndicate wants to bring down the entire
Latin-American economy by flooding the market with ... real money,
illegally manufactured by authentic printing plates - while the syndicate
has also seen to it that the plates the mint is using are actually forged.
Super secret agents Santo the masked wrestler and womanizer Jorge Rubio
(Jorge Rivero) are called in to investigate, but they have no clue where
to begin. It's a good thing then that the agents of the syndicate - who
all wear welded-wristwatches that also serve as two-way radios and
explosive devices - try to kill Santo and Jorge in assassination attempt
after assassination attempt, but fail miserably. So the hardly noticable
trail to the baddies turns more and more into a well-til road. At one
point, Ruth (Elizabeth Campbell), the female regional leader of the
syndicate tries to lure Jorge into an ambush herself ... but then she
falls in love with him.
Ultimately, Santo and Jorge manage to retrieve
one of the syndicate's wristwatches from one of their agents and let it
guide them to the baddies' headquarters, where all the villains are killed
in a big shootout, all but the syndicate's supreme leader (Miguel Gómez
Checa), who manages to escape to return in the sequel El Tesoro de
Moctezuma. Ruth on the other hand dies confessing once more her
undying love for Jorge ...
Ok, this is not a movie to be taken
too seriously, after all it's about a masked wrestler moonlighting as a
secret agent and a totally weird plan to take over the world by bringing
down the Latin-American economy - basically, the film is the
economy-version of a James
Bond-film, also borrowing heavily from the serials of old.
However, you don't really watch a film like this for its story, rich
characters and the like, rather for its hokey action scenes, campy outfits
and sets, and fun retro-futuristic inventions and pulp mainstays. And as a
blend of all of this, Operación 67 is quite simply a hoot. Nothing
great of course, just perfect (if a tad brainless) retro-entertainment.