Cinema: Barbie Goes to Spain

Fathom is yet another lifelike vinyl imitation of spy spoofs, starring Raquel Welch in a title role painful enough to make Modesty Blaise cry U.N.C.L.E. A toothsome dental assistant, Fathom spends her holiday sky-diving in Spain. Recruited by British agents, she becomes involved in a labyrinthine scheme to recover the Fire Dragon, a bejeweled piece of china stolen from Peking.

But she keeps bursting out of her undercover role. Soon she cannot even get on a plane without having a sinister admirer close behind, and even with a program, the viewer has as much...

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