Likes today we are totally totally thrilled to share part of swank Sharon Tate remembrance which also highly highlights our most most beloved Dino. From the potent pen of Mr. Wess Haubrich (pictured on the left), who is a staff scriber for the online presence of "CITIZEN TRUTH - 'NEWS FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE.'" This news source describes itself as "an independent and alternative media organization dedicated to finding the truth, ending the left-right paradigm and widening the scope of viewpoints represented in media and our daily conversations."
Mr. Haubrich as entitled his reflection on the life and work of Miss Tate, "Remembering Sharon Tate," and includes "her real contributions to American cinema." Likes, of course, Tate's primo role was starrin' with our Dino in Helmer numero quartre, "The Wrecking Crew," which is front and center in Tarantino's last big screen effort.
Below are Wess' touchin' 'n tender thoughts on WC, and include the often told story of our Dino's refusal to go before the cameras for the scheduled fifth film in the Matt Helm franchise, "The Ravagers" 'cause as Haubrich relates it, " In his grief over his co-stars murder, Dean Martin refused to ever play Matt Helm again." Likes how wondrously wonderful after 51 years since "The Wrecking Crew" was released and nearly 25 years since our Dino departed our planet, to sill hear the reverent reason why our Dino stopped by swingin' spyter Matt Helm...his great genuine grief over Miss Tate's untimely murder.
We offer great gratitude to Mr. Wess Haubrich for once 'gain retellin' this powerful portion of the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino and to the pallies at "CITIZEN TRUTH" for sharin' with the larger Dino-world. To checks this out in it's original source and to read Mr. Haubrich's wonderful words in
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Yours In Dino,
Dino Martin Peters
Remembering Sharon Tate
Wess Haubrich July 29, 2019
The Wrecking Crew (1968)
Sharon Tate and Dean Martin in 1968’s “The Wrecking Crew”.
Phil Karlson (who would direct the original Walking Tall with Joe Don Baker in 1973) directed this send-up of spy movies with Dean Martin in the lead role of Matt Helm (this movie is part of the Matt Helm series which includes: 1966’s The Silencers and Murderers’ Row, and 1967’s The Ambushers, all starring Dean Martin) and Tate playing a woman who is supposed to help Martin’s character in his nebulous quest that involves a lot of stolen gold (story really becomes irrelevant in film’s like The Wrecking Crew) but causes more issues for him.
While Bruce Lee (played by Mike Moh in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) was the martial arts advisor to this film, and none other than Chuck Norris makes his screen debut here as an extra, what is most remarkable about The Wrecking Crew is Dean Martin’s behavior after its release. The film didn’t come out until about six months after Tate’s murder. By then, plans for the next entry in the Matt Helm series (titled “The Ravagers”) were already in place. In his grief over his co-stars murder, Dean Martin refused to ever play Matt Helm again. This combined with a poor box office showing killed the franchise.
The Wrecking Crew now is an exceedingly hard film to find. The only version I was able to dig up was a physical copy on Amazon costing (get this): $149.99.