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The Silencers (1966)

Retired agent Matt Helm is re-activated in order to stop an evil organization from exploding an atom bomb over the USA and starting WWIII.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

Donald Hamilton (novels), Oscar Saul (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Martin ... Matt Helm
Stella Stevens ... Gail Hendricks
Daliah Lavi ... Tina
Victor Buono ... Tung-Tze
Arthur O'Connell ... Joe Wigman
Robert Webber ... Sam Gunther
James Gregory ... MacDonald
Nancy Kovack ... Barbara
Roger C. Carmel ... Andreyev
Cyd Charisse ... Sarita
Beverly Adams ... Lovey Kravezit
Richard Devon ... Domino
David Bond ... Dr. Naldi
John Reach John Reach ... Traynor (scenes deleted)
Robert Phillips ... 1st Armed Man
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Storyline

In this, the first Matt Helm movie, we see Matt Helm coaxed out of semi-retirement by an attractive ex-partner. It seems that the evil Big O organization has a nefarious plan called "Operation: Fallout." If this plan comes to fruition, Big O will explode an atomic bomb over Alamogordo, NM, and start WWIII. Only Matt Helm can stop them. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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The Slaygirls will slay you! See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the only film in the series to take place entirely within the United States. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase, Gail Hendricks can be seen sitting much closer to Matt Helm in the shots inside the car compared to the shots from outside (behind) the car. Also the front seat is significantly different when seen from outside the car. It is a bench seat with headrests. See more »

Quotes

Matt Helm: [to Tina] Making love to you is like playing Russian Roulette.
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Crazy Credits

Coming up next Matt Helm meets Lovey Kravezit in Murderers' Row See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Silencers
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Mack David
Performed by Cyd Charisse (dubbed by Vikki Carr)
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For guns, girls and mayhem, this movie will not disappoint.
16 February 2002 | by mrudder2002See all my reviews

The first in the Matt helm series; some say the best of all the James Bond spoofs. Violence and humor are equally mixed, as they are in the Bond pictures. *The Silencers* probably has the most alluring collection of femmes fatales as Hollywood has ever assembled. Klutzy (or is she really?) Stella Stevens, brunette Dahlia Lavi, blond Nancy Kovack, and dancer Cyd Charisse all have important roles. It is not giving away too much to say that of these four women, two are good, two are bad, and three of them suffer the fate of getting shot to death at surprising moments.

A bit of trivia: Beverly Adams, Helm's curvaceous secretary, married Yvres St. Laurent. And deadly Nancy Kovack married conductor Zubin Mehta, the lucky devil. Kovack, clad in only her high heeled shoes and one of Martin's white shirts, tries to seduce him into coming back to work for ICE, his old outfit. It is perhaps the most erotic three minute scene in any spy movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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