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The Wrecking Crew (17-Jan-1969)

Director: Phil Karlson

Writer: William McGivern

From novel: The Wrecking Crew by Donald Hamilton

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Espionage

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Nigel Green
15-Oct-1924 15-May-1972 The Ipcress File
Nancy Kwan
19-May-1939   The World of Suzie Wong
John Larch
4-Oct-1914 16-Oct-2005 Character actor
Tina Louise
11-Feb-1934   Ginger on Gilligan's Island
Dean Martin
7-Jun-1917 25-Dec-1995 Member of Rat Pack
Elke Sommer
5-Nov-1940   Deadlier Than the Male
Sharon Tate
24-Jan-1943 8-Aug-1969 Polanski's wife murdered by Manson family


Review by Lonn Stewart (posted on 6-Feb-2008)

Typical 60's action movie w/the Dean Martin touch...w/out the martini glass! Good action/fight scenes w/the usual beautiful damsels in distress! Too little of Tina Louise, too much of trying to understand Elke Sommer... and as for Sharon Tate... what a cool chick. She handles her role of the dumb guide with glee and before your very eyes transforms into a fighting machine! I loved it! Throwing Sommer into the pool and disposing of Nancy Kwan so well -- well, I just love a women who can kick some **ss! As she gets off the helicopter and says "let's go!" roaring into the unknown to fight justice (w/Dean giving her that "I never knew" look) she ended the film my heroine! And I have often thought w/ a little stupidity WHY didn't use her Kwan-finishing karate at 100 Cielo Drive. Yes I know, it was only a movie!

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