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The Ambushers (1967)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1 March 1968 (Australia)
A government space saucer is hijacked mid-flight by a powerful laser beam under the control of Jose Ortega, who then proceeds to rape the female pilot, Sheila Sommars. ICE sends agent Matt ... See full summary »

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Jose Ortega
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Quintana
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David Mauro ...
Nassim
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Karl
John Brascia ...
Rocco
Linda Foster ...
Linda
Tomiko Ishizuka ...
Slaygirl (as Yumiko Ishizuka)
Karin Feddersen ...
Slaygirl (as Karin Fedderson)
Ulla Lindstrom ...
Slaygirl
Marilyn Tindall ...
Slaygirl
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A government space saucer is hijacked mid-flight by a powerful laser beam under the control of Jose Ortega, who then proceeds to rape the female pilot, Sheila Sommars. ICE sends agent Matt Helm to Acapulco with Sheila to recover the saucer, under the guise of Matt taking fashion photographs of beautiful models. Matt is temporarily side-tracked, falling prey to the seductive charms of enemy agent Franceca Madeiros. Written by <slaygirl@sexydeath.com>

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See those fabulous SLAYGIRLS in ACAPULCO...dressed to kill by CASSINI! See more »


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1 March 1968 (Australia)  »

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Emboscada a Matt Helm  »

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Trivia

This film also marked the final time that Matt faced an agent from the Bureau of International Government and Order (a.k.a. BIG-O). See more »

Goofs

Throughout the entire film you can see the wires that are used to lift things and people up whenever the "anti-gravity ray" is used. This is especially obvious in the scenes where the saucer is brought down to the jungle and when Matt rescues Sheila from the runaway train wagon. See more »

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Courier Slaygirl: Long distance call for you, Mr. Helm. Hop aboard.
Courier Slaygirl: [Matt sits himself down on the back of her scooter] I go pretty fast. Better find something to hang on to.
Matt Helm: [Matt knowingly looks at the camera] Crazy.
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Next in view, The Wrecking Crew See more »

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References The Guns of Navarone (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ambushers
Lyrics by Herbert Baker
Music by Hugo Montenegro
Sung by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Dino Saunters Through Another Film At The Helm
14 July 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Matt Helm series never quite had the class that James Bond did. 007 is still going strong with many actors who now have done the role and it shows no signs of slowing down. But the locker room type humor that typifies the Matt Helm series was definitely wearing thin when The Ambushers came out.

Dean Martin is once again intrepid secret agent Matt Helm whose cover as a fashion photographer takes him to Acapulco in search of a satellite that was captured. By of all people, a Mexican beer baron who is considerably more than that. Try and imagine August Busch or Jacob Ruppert in the spy business as well and you have the part Albert Salmi plays.

Salmi did vile and disgusting things to pilot Janice Rule upon her capture because, well he's Albert Salmi. She's traumatized and only in the company of Dean Martin with whom she shared some tender moments back in the day will she go back and try to find the thing.

Oh by the way, they need Rule because the satellite can't be flown by a man. Something in the atmosphere when the switch is thrown kills all members of the male species. The bad guys don't find this out until too late.

Dino walked through this one as did the rest of the cast which looks bored, but also eager because the Matt Helm films did make money back in the day.

Well at least we know that the hormonal kinks must have been worked out before July of 1969 when Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins went to the moon


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