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Director:
Writers:
Ken Metcalfe (story) &
Cirio H. Santiago (story) ...
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Release Date:
May 1981 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
She'll Send You To Heaven, And Then To Hell! See more »
Plot:
Femme fatale martial arts expert teaches the mafia a lesson. | Add synopsis »
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Unapologetic martial arts / mixed fighting fest See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Jillian Kesner ... Susanne Carter

Darby Hinton ... Chuck Donner
Rey Malonzo ... Rey (as Raymond King)
Ken Metcalfe ... Erik
Peter Cooper ... Pete
Don Gordon Bell ... Japanese Karate fighter (as Don Bell)
Carolyn Smith
Chanda Romero ... Malow
Tony Ferrer ... Tony
Vic Diaz ... Grip
Omar Camar
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 .... producer (as Ernie Rojas)
Cirio H. Santiago .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nonong Buencamino 
 
Cinematography by
Ricardo Remias 
Ben Lobo (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Gervacio Santos 
 
Art Direction by
Ben Otico 
 
Production Management
Mark Allan .... production manager: additional scenes
Aurelio R. Navarro .... production manager
Aurelio R. Navarro .... unit manager
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)
 
Stunts
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
Danilo M. Datu .... general manager
Bert Dixon .... field cashier
Allan Holzman .... additional scenes
Rachel M. Leuterio .... script girl
Leo Martinez .... dialogue coach (as Leo G. Martinez)
Mila Raymond .... assistant to the producer
Martin T. Sagarbarria .... production coordinator
 
Crew believed to be complete


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77 min
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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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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Unapologetic martial arts / mixed fighting fest, 3 August 2005
Author: gridoon

The plot is of secondary importance: something about a female karate champion who goes to the Phillipines to investigate her sister's disappearance and stumbles on a drug ring and a tournament of no-holds-barred fights to the death. The film is mainly a showcase for the beautiful, athletic, voluptuous woman and convincing, tough fighter Jillian Kesner - and I have no complaints there: she has about 10 fight scenes in this movie, the first one of which occurs after only 2 minutes! The production is very cheap, but the fight choreography is actually quite good - not exactly on the level of early Jackie Chan but certainly vastly preferable to the heavily wired, computer-enhanced crap that so often passes for martial arts today. The long scene in which Kesner ends up topless as she tries to fight off two attackers is not just exploitation, but almost a statement: here is this undressed, unarmed, completely feminine woman and these two men can't touch her, can't even go near her without getting hurt. I'm surprised this B-movie mini-classic is so little known today. (**1/2)

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