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The Wrecking Crew -- Matt Helm, the debonair secret agent, saves the world from doom in this fourth and final "Matt Helm" feature. This time he prevents the world's economy from collapsing as a crime ring hijacks $1 billion in gold.

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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:
No boredom for Matt 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
Country:
Language:
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:
The copy of Life Magazine Tina Louise is reading in the hotel lobby was the December 22, 1967 issue.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: It is clear that in many close-up shots, there is no windshield in Matt's Lincoln.See more »
Quotes:
Linka Karensky:My dear, you must be terribly dedicated to your work, to wear an attrocious wig like that.
Freya Carlson:How very common of you to mention it.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Death in Hollywood (1990) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Story of LoveSee more »

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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
No boredom for Matt, 14 March 2002
Author: Kakueke

In this one, Matt Helm's antagonist is Count Contini, a gold smuggler, played by Nigel Green. He is aided by his gang of thugs and two female sidekicks, Linka (Elke Sommer) and Gwen Ya-Rang (Nancy Kwan). As might be expected, both try to seduce Matt, offering fake carrots. Interestingly for a Matt Helm movie, however, Linka is a rare woman in Matt's orbit who is the recipient, rather than initiator, of the first display of interest. Earlier, there is a nice scene in which Lola Medini (Tina Louise), a former associate of Contina, seduces Matt in connection with the intrigue.

Ultimately, it is Freya Carlson (Sharon Tate) who gets her man. She is a Danish tourist agent who leads Matt around in fulfilling his duties. Like Stella Stevens in "The Silencers," she is initially quite clumsy, and is involved in a nice wetlook scene (actually, so is Linka). Freya helps Matt foil the villains.

I'm focusing mostly on the women here, but hey, you can hardly beat this bunch in this male fantasy series. The only Bond movie that can rival this group is "Thunderball."

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