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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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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 Is Alive And Well And Swinging In Copenhagen--So Far! 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:

25 December 1968 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The House of Seven Joys See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bruce Lee was the martial arts adviser for this film. He also was brought in to train and teach Sharon Tate with her martial arts scenes. See more »

Goofs

Nixon didn't assume office until January of 69. Film was released in Canada in December of 68. See more »

Quotes

Matt Helm: [Freya has pushed Lenka into the pool] What made you think she could swim?
Freya Carlson: That was the only way to find out, right?
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Swinging '60s
10 September 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

The movie is fantastic in its execution, not its substance, but it was never intended to be serious.

The movie has all the glamor, and opulence that only American movies seems to be able to deliver. The choice of color, the character, and of course the girls.

Dean Martin's Matt Helm was a product of the swinging '60s, and it's a beautiful movie in its own way. I wish that the modern movies had more of this kind of opulence to its style. Why not live a little like the way these people did ?

It's intentionally silly, but if you take away the silly it still has the glamor like nothing you see these days. The movie is worth seeing for this alone.

Elke Sommer, and Sharon Tate were beautiful, and we don't see beauties like this anymore either.


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