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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's final assignment is a blast! 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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Columbia production number 8869. See more »

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

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Lola Medina: I'm a gypsy, Mr. Helm. My father was a gypsy. And he taught us one thing: wise men enjoy pleasure before business.
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Coming Up Next The Ravagers See more »

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Referenced in Once Upon a Body (1969) See more »

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On the Sunny Side of the Street
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Written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields
Performed by Dean Martin
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Swinging '60s
10 September 2012 | by See 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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