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The Ambushers (1967)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1 March 1968 (Australia)
Secret agent Matt Helm must battle foreign spies and a rogue nation's exiled ruler in order to recover a hijacked U.S. government experimental flying saucer.

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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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The music played during the first and last scene involving Matt Helm was Dean Martin's 1964 hit Everybody loves Somebody Sometimes. It was Dean Martin's only song that topped the Billboard Hot 100 during the 60's. 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

Quintana: [struggling to stay afloat in a settling vat] I can't swim!
Matt Helm: Drink yourself to the bottom.
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Followed by The Wrecking Crew (1968) 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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Its a parody
2 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Matt Helm series of movies featuring Dean Martin are based upon the novels of the same character (loosely), but they are all parody movies. Similar to how "Naked Gun" spoofed many popular themes at the time, these films all poke fun at the spy movies by featuring the outrageousness of the films right in your face. Bond drinks martinis, Helm drinks - a lot. Bond beds a girl or two, Helm beds them all. Bond has fancy gadgets, Helm has them plus his home has them too. Bond has villains with sinister purpose (and sometimes a quirk or two), Helm has villains that are sometimes freaks or simply idiotic. These movies are blatantly obvious as spoofs and their value is that they are interesting to watch at least once or twice.


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