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Release Date:
May 1981 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jillian Kesner ... Susanne Carter

Darby Hinton ... Chuck Donner
Rey Malonzo ... Rey (as Raymond King)
Ken Metcalfe ... Erik, The Arena's Boss
Pete Cooper ... Pete, San Francis Bar Owner (as Peter Cooper)
Don Gordon Bell ... Japanese Karate fighter (as Don Bell)
Carolyn Smith ... Bonny Carter
Chanda Romero ... Malow
Tony Ferrer ... Tony
Vic Diaz ... Grip
Omar Camar ... Aikido Fighter
Rubiah Suparman
Yasmin Yusuff
Malik Selamat (as Malik Salamat)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Cohen ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Cirio H. Santiago 
Writing credits
Ken Metcalfe  story &
Cirio H. Santiago  story and
Ken Metcalfe  screenplay &
Cirio H. Santiago  screenplay

Allan Holzman (additional scenes)

Produced by
Syed Kechik .... producer
Ernesto C. Rojas .... associate producer (as Ernie Rojas)
Cirio H. Santiago .... executive producer
Original Music by
Nonong Buencamino 
Cinematography by
Ricardo Remias (director of photography)
Ben Lobo (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Gervacio Santos 
Art Direction by
Ben Otico 
Production Management
Mark Allan .... production manager: additional scenes
Danilo M. Datu .... general manager
Aurelio R. Navarro .... production manager
Aurelio R. Navarro .... unit manager
Martin T. Sagarbarria .... production supervisor
Ed Santillan .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Mari Avellana .... associate director (as Jose Mari Avellana)
Sound Department
Vicente Dona .... field soundman (as Vicente Doña)
Ron Pohnel .... stunt coordinator (additional scenes)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Buenaflor .... cameraman: second unit
Don W. Jones .... cinematographer: additional scenes (as Don Jones)
Proceso Lázaro .... cameraman: second unit (as Proceso Lazaro)
Music Department
Paul Fox .... composer: additional music
Susan Justin .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Pete Abulencia .... production accountant
Pat Belsito .... production accountant (as Pat Benito)
Roland Castro .... finance officer
Lili G. Chee .... production accountant
Bert Dixon .... field cashier
Rachel M. Leuterio .... script girl
Leo Martinez .... dialogue coach (as Leo G. Martinez)
Mila Raymond .... assistant to the producer
Crew verified as complete

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77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Iceland:16 (cut) | Iceland:(Banned) (original rating) | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/18 | USA:R | West Germany:Not Rated
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Darby Hinton wasn't initially paid after the principal shooting of this movie in the Philippines was done. It wasn't until he came back to America and did a few additional scenes for the picture that he was finally paid for acting in it.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
This film had some unforgettable scenes., 10 January 2001
Author: pdf120 from USA

I remember seeing this film when I was young. It was being aired on cable, when it first came out. This was great because it was the un-cut version. I somehow was able to get a copy of this when it was aired on late night TV some years ago. I still have the copy with commercials (edited for television). I would like to get the full version. This film had some unforgettable scenes. I have to say that it turned me on to women in the martial arts.

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