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The Ambushers (1967)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Jose Ortega
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Quintana
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Rocco
Linda Foster ...
Linda
Tomiko Ishizuka ...
Slaygirl (as Yumiko Ishizuka)
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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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Matt Helm rides again! ...with the Ambushers on his back, and some fun on the side!


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1 March 1968 (Australia)  »

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Trivia

This was Beverly Adams's final appearance as Matt's secretary, Lovey Kravezit. 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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Matt Helm: Let Helm put you in the driving seat.
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Next in view, The Wrecking Crew See more »

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References You Only Live Twice (1967) See more »

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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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A must see for Austin Powers fans
24 January 2006 | by (Vincennes, IN) – See all my reviews

Some think this is the worst. I say it is the best. A must see Austin Powers fans. Matt Helm inspired the rotating round bed. This movie had the gun in the bra (Fembots) and the Arab assassin. Co-star Janic Rule was great as a fellow agent. The dialog was like Steed and Miss Peale. Better than the past Helm females that were comic relief. The story was put together well, a bit silly about a flying saucer that only women can operate, but the plot line was solid. Not much filler action or girl scenes. Great location shot and the jazzed Mexican background music fit just right. Good action scene in the beer factory. The lifting machines used to lift kegs may have inspired the fight in the Alien film. A fun film.


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