The Wrecking Crew

The Wrecking Crew

Phil Karlson (1969)

PG Certificate


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For the fourth and last of the Matt Helm spy spoofs starring Dean Martin, Phil Karlson (director of original movie The Silencers) was dragooned back into service. The resulting romp is a send-up of Goldfinger - Helm has to locate tons of hijacked American bullion before its theft leads to economic meltdown. Needless to say, Helm's investigation involves the seduction of several women (including the tragic Sharon Tate), a trek across Europe and a lot of gadgets. Fans of Austin Powers will lap up its sexism, groovy styling and general lack of subtlety.


A secret agent sets out to recover gold bullion stolen from a hijacked train being taken across America by cunning thieves. Fourth and final film in the Matt Helm comedy spy series, with Dean Martin, Sharon Tate, Elke Sommer, Nancy Kwan and Tina Louise.

Cast & Crew

Actor Dean Martin
Actor Sharon Tate
Actor Elke Sommer
Actor Nancy Kwan
Actor Tina Louise
Director Phil Karlson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Swearing, edited for some of its violence. Available on: video
Comedy Drama