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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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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 »


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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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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 »

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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 »

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Matt Helm: Well, I'm supposed to meet Linka tonight and they've set me up for a hit. But I'm gonnna shock her out of her miniskirt.
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Referenced in The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009) See more »

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My Melancholy Baby
Written by Ernie Burnett and lyrics by George A. Norton
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Performed by Dean Martin
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Sharon steals the show in best of the Helms
27 September 2000 | by See 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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