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Scorchy (1976)

Seattle undercover narc Jackie Parker (Stevens) is out to bust the drug smuggling ring commanded by Philip Bianco (Danova).

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Howard Avedis (as Hikmet Avedis)

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Howard Avedis (as Hikmet Avedis)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Connie Stevens ... Jackie Parker
Cesare Danova ... Philip Bianco
William Smith ... Carl Henrich
Norman Burton ... Chief Frank O'Brien (as Normann Burton)
John Davis Chandler ... Nicky (as John David Chandler)
Joyce Jameson ... Mary Davis
Greg Evigan ... Alan
Nick Dimitri ... Steve
Nate Long Nate Long ... Charlie
Ingrid Cedergren Ingrid Cedergren ... Suzi
Ellen Thurston Ellen Thurston ... Maria
Ray Sebastian Ray Sebastian ... Counterman
Mike Esky Mike Esky ... Dimitri
Gene White Gene White ... Big Boy
Marlene Schmidt ... Claudia Bianco
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Seattle undercover narc Jackie Parker (Stevens) is out to bust the drug smuggling ring commanded by Philip Bianco (Danova).

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She's Killed A Man, Been Shot At, And Made Love Twice Already This Evening... And The Evening Isn't Over Yet!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1978 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Race with Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Hickmar Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Moderately entertaining action trash.
3 January 2015 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

Watchable enough vehicle for starlet Connie Stevens in which she plays Jackie Parker, an undercover detective determined to bust a dope smuggling ring. Among the sordid characters surrounding her are Philip (Cesare Danova) and Claudia Bianco (Marlene Schmidt, the directors' wife), and creepy goons Carl (William Smith) and Nicky (John Davis Chandler).

Unfortunately, this viewer should disclose the fact that he watched the edited for TV version. Therefore, some of the apparently best stuff is nowhere to be seen. That would have added a little spice to what is a mostly unremarkable effort from writer / producer / director Howard Avedis, a busy filmmaker during the 1970s. However, two amusingly protracted chase scenes, one with Stevens going after Smith and one with her pursuing Danova, do make this worth a glance on a slow night. There's some very mild gore; one memorable sex scene ends with a guy getting harpooned in the back.

Connie is passably charming in the main role, even if she doesn't make the most convincing cop in the world. It's up to her excellent supporting cast to do the heavy lifting. Danova is solid, but it's the always reliable, veteran screen villains Smith and Chandler who are the most fun to watch. Norman Burton plays Connies' boss; also appearing are Joyce Jameson, and stuntman Nick Dimitri (in a rare substantial acting role). Actor Greg Evigan makes his film debut playing likable stud Alan.

This viewer must say that he did dig that unexpected and rather abrupt ending.

EDIT: I've since seen the R-rated version on Blu-ray, and while the T & A in this version is appreciable, there's not really enough of it to make a big difference. Still, the movie remains fairly entertaining.

Six out of 10.


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