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The Wrecking Crew (1968)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  25 December 1968 (Canada)
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The count has stolen enough gold to cause a financial crisis in the world markets so I.C.E. sends in ace spy Matt Helm to stop him. As Matt works alone, the British send in Freya to aid ... See full summary »

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The count has stolen enough gold to cause a financial crisis in the world markets so I.C.E. sends in ace spy Matt Helm to stop him. As Matt works alone, the British send in Freya to aid Matt, but it seems that Freya causes more problems than she solves. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Matt Helm's final assignment is a blast! See more »


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Rated PG for sensuality, violence and some language | See all certifications »
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The House of Seven Joys  »

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Dean Martin was so distraught over the murder of his The Wrecking Crew (1968) co-star and friend Sharon Tate that he abandoned the next already announced "Matt Helm" motion picture series installment (to be titled "The Ravagers") and never played the character again. See more »

Goofs

The film was shot during late 1968 and released in 1969. The American president appearing here is still suggested to be Lyndon Johnson (back of head, ears, voice, accent) although Richard Nixon had succeeded him. See more »

Quotes

Matt Helm: [to Freya] I don't know what you got, but you sure got bad timing.
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Catchy tunes & swingin' chicks
14 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have not seen any of the other Matt Helm films, first off. My main reason for getting this film was that Sharon Tate was in it. I think it's safe to say that, out of her very brief acting career, her role in "The Wrecking Crew" is her best out of all her films. In all her other roles she played the blonde sex kitten with little to do but smile pretty for the camera. In this film, however, she gets the chance to shine as a tough yet sexy, red-haired secret agent who assists Dean Martin's Matt Helm in apprehending a group of gold thieves. The plot is ridiculous, Dean Martin looks more than a little out of it, and the sets and music are bursting with such an infectious '60s vibe that you just have to love it in all of its corniness. That title song is stuck in my head for weeks after I watch the movie - and I love it! Don't miss the catfight between Sharon and Nancy Kwan, as well as Sharon's jaw-dropping booty-shake dance sequence. Oh man, what a babe.


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