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Hammerhead (1968)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller | April 1968 (UK)
An American agent has tracked down the stronghold of an evil criminal mastermind, determined to take over the world (what, another one ?).

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Charles Hood
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Sue Trenton
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Hammerhead
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Kit
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Andreas / Sir Richard
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Ivory
Patrick Cargill ...
Condor
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Huntzinger
William Mervyn ...
Walter Perrin
Douglas Wilmer ...
Pietro Vendriani
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Miss Hull
Kenneth Cope ...
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Lady Calvert
Jack Woolgar ...
Tookey Tate
Joseph Fürst ...
Count Ortega
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Hammerhead is a dangerous international criminal suspected by British Intelligence of trying to steal NATO defense secrets. In desperation, a young, charming soldier of fortune is called in to match wits and guts in man-to-man combat with Hammerhead. His name is Charles Hood and he operates in London (the wilder parts) and moves on to the Portuguese coast in pursuit of Hammerhead and pursued by pert, kooky London model Sue Trenton. Written by filmfactsman

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This espionage movie was co-scripted by Herbert Baker who also did the Dean Martin Matt Helm spy comedies. See more »

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Referenced in Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) See more »

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Hammerhead
Written by David Whitaker and Johnny Worth (as John Worsley)
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Yet another Bond-wannabe that is ALMOST good...almost.
14 February 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I think with a bit better script, this could have been a pretty good spy film. As it is, I can see why Vince Edwards never went on to be the next Bond!

Edwards plays Charles Hood--an international man of adventure who is called upon to, what else, save the world from a baddie. The big difference is that Mr. Hammerhead is also a pervert with a taste for good old fashioned. The problem is exactly WHAT Hammerhead's plan is going to be is anyone's guess and through the course of the film, Hood puts the pieces together but almost gets killed in the process. Along the way, he's teamed up with one of the most annoying women in spy film history, a kooky idiot named Sue (Judy Geeson).

So why wasn't I thrilled with this film? The biggest reason was Geeson's character who was just annoying and made little sense. Additionally, nothing about the movie otherwise is outstanding--not Edwards, the script or the direction. The only standout, really, is the nice Portuguese location for the shoot.


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