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Body Fever (1969)

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Down and out private detective is hired to catch a woman who dresses like Catwoman while committing robberies.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carolyn Brandt ...
Carrie Erskine
Bernard Fein ...
Big Mack
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Frankie Roberts
Brett Pearson ...
Brett
Herb Robins ...
Herbie
Ray Dennis Steckler ...
Charles Smith
Coleman Francis ...
Coley
Dina Bryan ...
Stella
Julie Conners ...
Shawn Call
Bret Zeller ...
Carol Hollister (as Brett Zeller)
Pat Jackson ...
Julie Richards
Alan Smith ...
Harris Fergeson
Ron Haydock ...
Fritz the Photographer
Larry Chandler ...
Waco
Wade Watson ...
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Down and out private detective is hired to catch a woman who dresses like Catwoman while committing robberies.

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Trapped by Drugs, Hounded by the Underworld

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A sequel to 'Body Fever' titled "Bloody Jack" was filmed in 1972. Shot on 16mm film, it starred Ray Dennis Steckler, Carolyn Brandt, and Herb Robbins. The film had a basic serial killer plot. Charlie Smith returns, and all the women he knows start to get killed. Principal photography was completed, but the film was never edited or scored. See more »

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Charlie Smith: My whole life has been a movie, but I keep getting the reels mixed up.
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References The Seducers (1962) See more »

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Charlie Smith and Carrie Erskine's Theme
Written by Don Snyder
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Steckler an awkward gumshoe in diverting trash.
7 March 2004 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

You really need to hand it to Mr. Steckler...the man could turn a thin dime into a thoroughly watchable motion picture. In BODY FEVER, Steckler stars opposite his gorgeous wife Carolyn Brandt as a private eye hired to find a female drug-runner who has disappeared with a massive heroin inventory. In truth, she is in hiding from the cartel after being robbed of the stash. Steckler hunts her down through a dot-to-dot network of various underworld miscreants, and the search leads him straight to her bed.

Odd, colorfully written characters played with surprising motivation help make this noir-inspired film worth a look, though viewers preferring a mainstream Hollywood polish will find the grainy minimalism off-putting.

5/10


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