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Director:
Writers:
Donald Hamilton (novel)
William P. McGivern (screenplay)
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Release Date:
January 1969 (UK) See more »
Tagline:
Matt Helm gets it from the Wrecking Crew! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Catchy tunes & swingin' chicks See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dean Martin ... Matt Helm

Elke Sommer ... Linka Karensky

Sharon Tate ... Freya Carlson

Nancy Kwan ... Yu-Rang

Nigel Green ... Count Massimo Contini

Tina Louise ... Lola Medina
John Larch ... MacDonald
John Brascia ... Karl
Weaver Levy ... Kim
Wilhelm von Homburg ... Gregor
Bill Saito ... Ching
Fuji ... Toki
Pepper Martin ... Frankie
Ted Jordan ... Guard (as Ted H. Jordan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Biro ... Diplomat (uncredited)

Lynn Borden ... Miss Long Distance (uncredited)
Hy Chase ... Gold Guard (uncredited)
Whitney Chase ... Miss Natural Gas (uncredited)
Peter Chin ... Waiter (uncredited)
David Chow ... Bartender (uncredited)
Kenya Coburn ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Bill Couch ... Agent Cole (uncredited)
James Daris ... Davidson (uncredited)
Noel Drayton ... Lord Hardwicke (uncredited)
Sheila English ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Harry Fleer ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Tony Gardner ... Gold Guard (uncredited)
Harry Geldard ... Jennings (uncredited)
Tony Giorgio ... Agent (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Rex Holman ... J.B. (uncredited)
Brick Huston ... Nelson (uncredited)
Joséphine James ... Girl (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Officer in Hospital Room (uncredited)
Jon Kowal ... Kelly (uncredited)
Joe Lewis ... Guard (uncredited)
James Lloyd ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Fredricka Meyers ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Celeste Michaels ... Slaymate (uncredited)
David Montresor ... Lord Penhurst (uncredited)
Byron Morrow ... Officer in Hospital Room (uncredited)

Chuck Norris ... Man in the House of 7 Joys (uncredited)
Ed Parker ... Guard (uncredited)
Cara Peters ... Miss Milkmaid (uncredited)
J.B. Pick ... The President (uncredited)
Allen Pinson ... Page (uncredited)
Bartlett Robinson ... Wellington (uncredited)
Bill M. Ryusaki ... Henri (uncredited)
Joe Sawyers ... Zarr (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Croupier (uncredited)
Fred Stromsoe ... Smith (uncredited)
Frank Tallman ... Pilot (uncredited)
Vincent Van Lynn ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Tram Operator (uncredited)
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Directed by
Phil Karlson 
 
Writing credits
Donald Hamilton (novel "The Wrecking Crew")

William P. McGivern (screenplay) (as William McGivern)

Produced by
Irving Allen .... producer
Harold F. Kress .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Hugo Montenegro 
 
Cinematography by
Sam Leavitt (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Maury Winetrobe 
 
Art Direction by
Joseph C. Wright  (as Joe Wright)
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Costume Design by
Moss Mabry 
 
Makeup Department
Hank Edds .... makeup artist: Dean Martin
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Ralph E. Black .... unit production manager (as Ralph Black)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerome M. Siegel .... assistant director (as Jerome Siegel)
John M. Poer .... dga trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Max Frankel .... property master
 
Sound Department
James Z. Flaster .... sound (as James Flaster)
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
 
Stunts
Bill Clark .... stunt double: Simon Scott (uncredited)
Bill Couch .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Gray .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hickman .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Lewis .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Ed Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally Rose .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts (uncredited)
Mary Statler .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Stone .... stunt double: Dean Martin (uncredited)
Fred Stromsoe .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sy Devore .... wardrobe: Dean Martin
 
Editorial Department
Oscar Denenberg .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Hugo Montenegro .... conductor
John Bahler .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Al Capps .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Richard Hazard .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jay Hill .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Willis Holman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Bruce Lee .... karate advisor
Frank Tallman .... pilot: helicopter sequences
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated PG for sensuality, violence and some language (re-rating) (1996)
Runtime:
105 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (cut) | USA:M (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1996) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dean Martin was so distraught over the murder of his The Wrecking Crew (1969) 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:
Errors in geography: There are no mountains in DenmarkSee more »
Quotes:
Lola Medina:I've heard that you do... drink.
Matt Helm:Just call it a hobby.
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Soundtrack:
CrySee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Catchy tunes & swingin' chicks, 14 November 2003
Author: anawesomemoviefanatic from United States

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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