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The Wrecking Crew (1969)

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 »

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

Donald Hamilton (novel), William P. McGivern (screenplay) (as William McGivern)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 John Brascia ... Karl
Weaver Levy Weaver Levy ... Kim
Wilhelm von Homburg ... Gregor
Bill Saito Bill Saito ... Ching
Fuji Fuji ... Toki
Pepper Martin ... Frankie
Ted Jordan Ted Jordan ... Guard (as Ted H. Jordan)
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Storyline

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 swings in Denmark! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sensuality, violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1969 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

The House of Seven Joys See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The copy of Life Magazine Tina Louise is reading in the hotel lobby was the December 22, 1967 issue. See more »

Goofs

After the car is damaged at the creek Matt and Freya take two duffel bags out of the trunk and put together the helicopter. There is no way two duffel bags can hold all the parts to make the helicopter. Also, even if the engine was in one of the duffel bags it would have been too heavy for Matt to have taken it out of the trunk using just muscle power. See more »

Quotes

Matt Helm: [to the tune of 'The Sunny Side of the Street'] Grab your coat, get your pale, let me take you in the barn, dear. Just sit back and watch, 'cause I found a cow who gives scotch.
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Alternate Versions

UK video version was cut by 6 secs by the BBFC to remove an ear-clap for a PG certificate. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Cry
(alternate lyrics)
Performed by Dean Martin
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Sharon steals the show in best of the Helms
27 September 2000 | by theehtSee all my reviews

The best of the four Matt Helm films featuring the most entertaining plot, and the greatest number of beautiful women.Dean is funny as hell as usual, but it's Sharon's film all the way. Revealing a naturally funny comic ability, Sharon is an adorable doll, clad in unbecoming clothes and non-flattering eye glasses, before revealing the legendary Tate beauty in the memorable final scene. This film, along with Valley of the Dolls, revels the enormous potential of the tragic beauty.All in all, a good show.


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