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A money launderer uses women's wrestling as a front for his illegal activities, but earns the enmity of a powerful mobster. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Peaches Page ... 'Peaches' Page
Timothy Farrell ... Umberto Scalli
Clara Mortensen ... Clara Mortensen, World Champion
Rita Martínez ... Rita Martinez, Champion of Mexico
Muriel Gardner ... Ruby McKenzie
Don Ferrara ... Joe the Jockey
Matt Douglas ... Ronnie, a Mobster
Paul Merton ... Monk, the Book-keeper
Bruce Spencer ... Eddie, a Gangster
Tony Zarro ... Lefty, a Mobster
Mary Jean Walker ... Jackie, a Bookie
William Lamont ... Senate Investigator
Phil Bernard ... Mr. Big, the Gang Leader
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ... Jimmy Lennon
Phil Solomon ... Phil Solomon, Wrestling Referee
Doris Ives ... Beverly, an Unemployed
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Leopard Lady ... Woman Wrestler (uncredited)
The Panther Woman ... Woman Wrestler (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert C. Dertano  (as Robert C. Derteno)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert C. Dertano  uncredited

Produced by
George Weiss .... producer
Cinematography by
William C. Thompson (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Robert C. Dertano  (as Robert C. Derteno)
Art Direction by
Dan Sonney 
Set Decoration by
James R. Connell 
Other crew
A. Arnold Klein .... technical advisor
Crew believed to be complete

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70 min | USA:68 min (DVD)
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George Weiss had Rita Martínez affect a thick Mexican accent because her real voice was "too American".See more »
Boom mic visible: When Scalia chastises Joe the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the gym wall.See more »
Joe the Jockey:And don't forget about me. I'm Joe.
Peaches Page:Hi, Joe. You're cute.
Joe the Jockey:I get it - anything that is small is cute. Well, that's me.
Peaches Page:Don't you know? Good things come in small packages.
Joe the Jockey:[openly staring at Peaches' breasts] Not to my way of thinking.
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Wrestling and stuff going on in between the bouts!, 5 March 2016
Author: Aaron1375 from Alabama

This film was riffed by Mystery Science Theater 3000 which is most likely how most people have even heard of this film. A film that seems to really go all over the place, of course, it is a movie primed for riffing! Seriously, this film has random scenes here and there and lots of stuff to fill in the time between the wrestling bouts, but the film is sort of not even primarily a women's wrestling film. Well, maybe it is! Who can say? The film has just so much packed into it that if a scene is boring you, do not worry, it will be gone before you know it was even there. That is, unless it is one of the wrestling matches. They do go on the longest, so maybe this film is more about women's wrestling and less about racketeering and training and everything else that was thrown in the pot to make an incredibly busy, but bad tasting stew! Sure, it has some cleavage, but there are only a couple of girls in this movie whose cleavage you would want to see. Still, it did not linger much on anything except for the matches so at least if a scene was boring you could blink and it would be over!

The story, well a guy that is into illegal gambling uses women wrestlers as a front for his crimes, because as we all know, women's wrestling is a clean business. Well, he recruits a young lady by the name of Peaches to be the newest girl in his gym. Unfortunately, Mr. Big thinks the guy is holding out on him and he wants his money. People are betrayed left and right and matches between to cat girls go on right before the main event between the American champ and Mexico's champ and we get to see Peaches train and then kind of just exit the movie without being an important character like she seemed to be setting up for and all this happens in like less than an hour!

This one made for a pretty funny episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and the short that preceded the film was pretty good too. Both were ripe for riffing! The film is all over the place which gives you a wide range of riffs and showcases why I enjoy Mike as host a bit more than Joel. We get a film that has more going on that all the Hercules films that Joel did combined! The jokes about the strange crowd noise during the matches, the strange addition of music near the end and the strange courtroom with the huge American flag made for easy targets in this one and the film did not linger on anything except, well, you know.

So the film is not good by any standard, I am sure a non riffed version of this film would not have any additional footage that would make the film a winner by any stretch of the imagination. This film seemed to sort of promote women's wrestling, but just did so in very poor fashion. The matches were very drawn out and rather boring, but this is a time before more high impact moves and finishers. Back then, a body slam probably was on of the big time moves a wrestler could do. The film just seemed to fill the rest of the film with so much stuff, that it did not seem to go together at times. The main guy went from being okay to evil, to being someone you could sympathize with to someone who you wanted to see get taken down. An uneven film that was sort of a women wrestling film.

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