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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 gets it from the Wrecking Crew! 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 »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Exteriors at 141 S. Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills were used for the chateau owned by the Count Contini character. Built in 1936 the estate was known as 'Owlwood'. Co-founder of 20th Century Fox Studios 'Joseph Schenck', Tony Curtis and Sonny Bono & his then wife Cher are some of the famous who have owned the estate over the years. At the time 'The Wrecking Crew' was made the place was owned by Tony Curtis who was friends with Dean Martin and Sharon Tate both of whom starred in the film. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Yu-Rang: I'm thinking of a partnership.
Matt Helm: So am I.
Yu-Rang: Shall we - um - come to the point?
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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 »

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Cry
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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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