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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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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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Storyline

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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Emboscada a Matt Helm  »

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Trivia

Janice Rule later said that she regretted appearing in this film, saying that it was the worst movie she was ever in. 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 »

Quotes

Francesca Madeiros: How about a good luck kiss?
Matt Helm: Well, I am superstitious myself.
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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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oh please
24 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'd like to know more about the people writing negative reviews of a movie like this: how old are they? were they even alive during the 60s? This movie is a product of a different age. It was a simpler time. You could get away with making movies that had this kind of production values, script and, yes - allusions to rape in an action-comedy notwithstanding - moral values (I'm not saying they're high, they're just an indicator of the time).

Do you watch Charlie Chaplin or Laurel & Hardy and complain about the cinematography? You're watching a movie from the 60s guys - it's a time capsule. It can teach you about what life was like then, because at the time the Matt Helm movies were all completely acceptable and even successful.

I dread to think how you lot would handle a 'Carry On' film - yet they were some of the most successful movies ever made in England. You'd probably brand them sexist, vulgar, childish and uninventive though...duh!


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