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Hammerhead (1968)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  April 1968 (UK)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Beverly Adams ...
Ivory
Patrick Cargill ...
Condor
Patrick Holt ...
Huntzinger
William Mervyn ...
Walter Perrin
Douglas Wilmer ...
Pietro Vendriani
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Miss Hull
Kenneth Cope ...
Motorcyclist
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Lady Calvert
Jack Woolgar ...
Tookey Tate
Joseph Fürst ...
Count Ortega
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Storyline

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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Nothing ever hit you like 'Hammerhead'.

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Drama | Thriller

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April 1968 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Cabeça de Martelo  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Coulter (as James Mayo) wrote five Charles Hood novels of which 'Hammerhead' (1964) was the first. The remaining four (none of which have been filmed) were 'Let Sleeping Girls Lie' (1965); 'Shamelady' (1966); 'Once in a Lifetime' aka 'Sergeant Death' in the USA (1968); and 'The Man Above Suspicion' (1969). See more »

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

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(I'll Be) Your Old Fashoned Girl
Written by David Whitaker and Johnny Worth (as John Worsley)
Vocal by Madeline Bell
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Groovy Sixties flick and one of my favorite LPs
3 October 2003 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

Like the first commenter, I discovered "Hammerhead" via the score LP in the 1970s. CBS-TV in the US used to show a heavily-edited version regularly; later, an uncut print was seen locally. (It was also spotted on cable during the 1980s.) It's a neat movie, with some good chase scenes (one involving a large hearse). The "Chelsea Happening" music accompanies an interesting performance-art show that was typical of the era. Judy Geeson's character manages to be both kooky and sexy as she and Vince Edwards scoot all over Europe in search of Hammerhead.

Note: the music on the LP is a different recording from that in the movie; the arrangements are, however, pretty much identical. The score rather predictably conforms to visual action: for example, those five rhythmic "hits" near the end of "Villa Fight" are cut to Charles Hood slamming a car door on someone's hand! This actually bolsters the charm of this picture.

Any chance to see "Hammerhead" should be seized upon!!


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