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Big Zapper (1973)

R | | Adventure | January 1974 (USA)
A female private detective, Harriet Zapper, is hired by a rich old man to find his missing children, and becomes involved in counterfeiting and murder

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Linda Marlowe ...
Richard Monette ...
Rock Hard
Gary Hope ...
Kono
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Fingers
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Strawberry Jim
Jack May ...
Jeremiah Horn
Penny Irving ...
Maggie
Stuart Lock ...
Septimus / Randy Horn
Bobbi Anne ...
Pandora Horn
Parnell McGarry ...
Lesbian Rose
William Ridoutt ...
Shawn Cobra
Graham Ashley ...
Mr. Cortina
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Marc Arnall ...
Kono's Boy
Robert Breen ...
Kono's Boy
Keith Britto ...
Kono's Boy
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A female private detective, Harriet Zapper, is hired by a rich old man to find his missing children, and becomes involved in counterfeiting and murder

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Big Zapper zahlt mit blauen Bohnen  »

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Followed by The Swordsman (1974) See more »

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This movie makes 'Charlie's Angels' look good!
16 July 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having caught this movie late one night on cable, I had to see it again just to check if it was as bad as I remembered. It was actually worse. Big Zapper is an attempt to cash in on the 'Kung Fu' craze & also the U.S female action sleaze of Pam Grier & Cheri Caffaro which fails miserably.

Linda Marlowe stars as Harriet Zapper, a private eye who is targeted for elimination by a gangland boss. Ms Marlowe has absolutely no martial arts skills, and the inept director Lindsay Shonteff in the days before CGI has no means of disguising this. - usually she kills her inept opponents with a single limp punch!.

The film features plenty of action, but it's all badly done & the director can't seem to make up his mind whether this is a comedy or a thriller!. One minute she is punching her enemies through walls like a WB cartoon character, the next she's bloodily skewering a guy with a knife.

If the action is badly done, the comedy is even worse, her sidekick being a moron who spends the whole film trying to get her to have sex with him. Big Zapper is 70's British cinema at it's very lowest - the acting and cinematography are laughable & it's a film so bad it isn't even unintentionally funny. Shonteff was also responsible for a couple of equally bad spy spoofs featuring actor Nicky Henson & Gareth (New Avengers) Hunt .

If you are a fan of female action cinema, this has to be seen to be believed, just to make one appreciate Hong Kong cinema & U.S grindhouse even more!.


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