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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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THE WRECKING CREW ROCKS with wild chases, explosive escapes and non-stop action! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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

In the closing credits as had been done with prior Matt Helm films, the next Helm film was announced, titled The Ravagers. That film was never made. The Wrecking Crew was the last of the Helm films. See more »

Goofs

In the final fight scene on the train, a trap door opens up on the floor of the locomotive and we see the ground beneath rush by. However, no railroad ties are visible. The "ground" is very likely just a treadmill belt. See more »

Quotes

Freya Carlson: I was told to work directly under you and you refused to cooperate.
Matt Helm: You say that again and I'm gonna teach you to watch your language.
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Crazy Credits

Coming Up Next The Ravagers See more »

Alternate Versions

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


Soundtracks

The Story of Love
(alternate lyrics)
Performed by Dean Martin
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Flirtatious silly fun
13 February 1999 | by oleh_kSee all my reviews

As I watched this movie I couldn't help smiling. The movie is essentially a spoof of James Bond flicks with super-guy fighting well-equipped villain. Seductive women and ridiculous gadgets are abundant. Some are as cute as they come (I am talking about women here). All are fallible (women). All women fall for our super-guy. He seemed to be bemused by this (who wouldn't). While he conquers one woman after another, he also manages to rescue a few tons of gold from the grip of the above mentioned villain (the later is usually considered to be the main plot - what a preposterous notion). One has to love the irreverent soundtrack. They don't make movies like this anymore. Pity. 9/10.


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