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The Ambushers (1967)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1 March 1968 (Australia)
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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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Cast

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


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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1 March 1968 (Australia)  »

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Emboscada a Matt Helm  »

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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 »

Quotes

MacDonald: [referring to Sheila Sommers] She won't let a man get near her. But, eh, that's never stopped you before.
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Next in view, The Wrecking Crew See more »

Connections

Follows Murderers' Row (1966) 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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A Wonderful Spoof
12 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This film is a funny spoof of the James Bond series. Dean Martin is hilarious as the stereotypical spy with a drink in one hand and a sexy girl in the other. All the people who call this series a rip off of James Bond are missing the point. I especially loved Kurt Kaznar, playing the despicable character he would play so well in his most famous role on Land of the Giants as Alexander Fitzhugh. Also, Janice Rule is more than just window dressing. She plays the femme fetale role to the hilt and she shows a great flair for comedy in this film. The Matt Helm series was intended to be a parody of that series and did a great job of it.


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