A Denny Tedesco film about a little-known group of studio musicians who contributed to hundreds of chart-topping singles. Synopsis, trailer, song list, photographs, reviews, and links.
The Wrecking Crew was a loose collective of session musicians based in Los Angeles whose services were employed for thousands of studio recordings in the 1960s and 1970s, including several hundred Top 40 hits. The musicians were not publicly recognized in their era, but were viewed with reverence by industry insiders.
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Dean Martin was so distraught over the murder of his The Wrecking Crew (1968) co-star and friend Sharon Tate in August 1969, six months after the movie was released, then still playing in theatres in the US and opening internationally, that he abandoned the next already announced "Matt Helm" motion picture series installment (to be titled "The Ravagers") and never played the character again.
- Phil Karlson
Music lovers will be astonished at the influence The Wrecking Crew wielded over rock and pop music in the 1960s and early 1970s. These unsung instrumentalists were the de-facto backing band on hit records by The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Elvis, The Monkees and many more.
The Wrecking Crew is a 1968 American spy comedy film directed by Phil Karlson and starring Dean Martin as Matt Helm, along with Elke Sommer, Sharon Tate, Nancy Kwan, Nigel Green, and Tina Louise. It is the fourth and final film in the Matt Helm series, and is loosely based on the 1960 novel of the same name by Donald Hamilton.
The Wrecking Crew has the rhetorical power to illustrate the dire consequences of a government sold off piece by piece to the highest bidder. One finishes the book feeling as if one's political vision has been brought into focus.” ―The Courier-Journal “A superb follow-up to What's The Matter with Kansas?...
- Thomas Frank
Oct 19, 2019 · The Wrecking Crew were a group of all-purpose, highly revered studio musicians who appeared on thousands of popular records – including massive hits such as ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ by The Byrds and...
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The Wrecking Crew on a quest to kill Thor were interrupted by Misty Knight and Iron Fist. They take her hostage and force Iron Fist to help them break into the Avengers Mansion. However Iron Fist was met by Captain Americaand after a brief bit of confusion he agreed to help defeat the Wrecking Crew. When they arrived to gain access to Avengers Mansion, where Iron Fist welcomes them in and shows them a "defeated" Captain America. The Crew walk right into the two heroes trap, when they are lure...
Later, the Wrecking Crew broke out of prison, and during a battle with Thor a woman is accidentally killed. Thor soundly defeats the Wrecking Crew and sends them back to prison.
They were among the supervillains involved in the first Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars.
Equipment: * Bulldozer Helmet: Bulldozer has a specially-made armored helmet, neck and shoulder apparatus that gives him added protection and invulnerability when ramming an opponent. The helmet partially affects his peripheral field-of-vision. Weapons: * Wrecker's Crowbar:The Wrecker wields a four-foot long cast iron crowbar which has become virtually indestructible through extensive contact with the Wrecker's enchanted skin. Wielded by the superhumanly strong Wrecker, the crowbar becomes a weapon of vast destructive potential. The Wrecker has used the crowbar to demolish entire buildings in minutes and to hold off the thunder god, Thor, in battle. The Wrecker has used the crowbar offensively as both a throwing weapon and a bat. Because of the teachings of Ulik, The Rock Troll, he can throw his crowbar and have it return to him, much like Thor's own hammer. 1. Thunderball's Ball and Chain:Thunderball possesses a highly durable wrecking ball, altered because of exposure to the Wreck...
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