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Hammerhead (1968)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller | April 1968 (UK)
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An American agent has tracked down the stronghold of an evil criminal mastermind, determined to take over the world.

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David Miller

Writers:

William Bast (screenplay), Herbert Baker (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Edwards ... Charles Hood
Judy Geeson ... Sue Trenton
Peter Vaughan ... Hammerhead
Diana Dors ... Kit
Michael Bates ... Andreas / Sir Richard
Beverly Adams ... Ivory
Patrick Cargill ... Inspector Condor
Patrick Holt ... Huntzinger
William Mervyn William Mervyn ... Walter Perrin
Douglas Wilmer ... Pietro Vendriani
Tracy Reed ... Miss Hull
Kenneth Cope ... Motorcyclist
Kathleen Byron ... Lady Calvert
Jack Woolgar 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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Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

Vince Edwards replaced Stephen Boyd. See more »

Goofs

Hood shows his expertise in fine-art by correctly identifying the artist of each painting displayed in the vestibule of his first meeting. However, looking at 'The Turkish Bath' by J-A-D Ingres, he pronounces the artist's surname with two syllables instead of one. See more »

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Hammerhead: There's something intrinsically honest about pornography. The more perverse, the more honest it becomes.
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Soundtracks

I'll Be Your Old Fashioned Girl
Music by David Whitaker
Lyrics by Johnny Worth (as John Worsley) and Herbert Baker
Vocal by Judy Geeson (uncredited) (dubbed by Madeline Bell) (uncredited)
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Sleepyhead more like it...
30 September 2011 | by djb896328See all my reviews

For years I thought Victor Mature was the most uncharismatic, untalented actor to have ever managed to succeed in Hollywood, but now, ladies and gents, I stand corrected. That dishonor must go to the, er, "star" of Hammerhead, Mr Vince Edwards. In short, he's an utter bore. As is the movie. But my God, is he dreadful. His face is like a catcher's mitt, just expressionless throughout the whole movie. His voice is one note of droning monotony and as for his physical presence, well, I suspect most of the action was performed by a double as they consisted mostly of suspicious close ups of legs and arms being thrust in the direction of bad guys without ol' Vince's hammerface in the shot.

Won't bother with the plot, critique the direction or soundtrack ... sufficed to say it all pretty much stinks.

I'm a massive spy movie fan - seen 'em all pretty much - especially the 60s adventure ones, and I must say this movie is easily one of the worst. Even the mostly incomprehensible Italian stuff of the same era is a lot more fun and watchable than this rubbish.

The only good thing from Hammerhead are the girls. Plenty of them and all pretty.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1968 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cabeça de Martelo See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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