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Bruce Lee Rehearsing with Sharon Tate and Nancy Kwan in ‘The Wrecking Crew,’ 1968

Bruce Lee Sharon Tate Nancy Kwan The Wrecking Crew
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Bruce Lee. Sharon Tate. Nancy Kwan. Karate. 1960’s.

Now you may see all this and say “Sounds like a Quentin Tarantino movie!” Guess what? You’re not far off!

The Wrecking Crew” stars Tate, Kwan, and Dean Martin in a karate caper in which a top U.S. agent is sent out to recover $1 billion-worth of stolen gold.

Bruce Lee served as the “karate adviser” on the flick which accounts for the photo. But if you haven’t seen the movie and search through clips, you’ll instantly recognize a scene from recent memory.

I’m sure Quentin Tarantino watched “The Wrecking Crew” about a thousand times before he even daydreamed about making “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Once he settled on it being his next flick, I bet QT watched “The Wrecking Crew” about a thousand times more.

That’s why in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” we see Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie, going to the theater to watch her own movie (and the real Sharon Tate), which just so happens to be “The Wrecking Crew.”

Check out the relevant photo above and clip below.

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