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The Wrecking Crew (1968)

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 »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Matt Helm
... Linka Karensky
... Freya Carlson
... Yu-Rang
... Count Massimo Contini
... Lola Medina
... MacDonald
John Brascia ... Karl
Weaver Levy ... Kim
... Gregor
Bill Saito ... Ching
Fuji ... Toki
... Frankie
Ted Jordan ... Guard (as Ted H. Jordan)
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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 Is Alive And Well And Swinging In Copenhagen--So Far! See more »


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Rated PG for sensuality, violence and some language | See all certifications »
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25 December 1968 (Canada)  »

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The House of Seven Joys  »

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1.85 : 1
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The copy of Life Magazine Tina Louise is reading in the hotel lobby was the December 22, 1967 issue. See more »

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After Matt and Freya are in bed and accidentally trip the emergency brake on the train, they are thrown out of bed towards the camera. The wires suspending them are visible. See more »

Quotes

Freya Carlson: [After falling into a deep pond] It's too deep.
Matt Helm: Too deep, huh?
[She nods]
Matt Helm: I wanna ask you a question. Whose side are you on?
Freya Carlson: Well, I'm an agent. And I also happen to be a good one. And I'm also a woman!
[She storms away]
Matt Helm: It *was* the wig.
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Cry
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Performed by Dean Martin
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Flirtatious silly fun
13 February 1999 | by See 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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