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Deadly Weapons
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April 1974 (USA) See more »
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The Only Way To Go! See more »
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After the mob hits a guy with a list, one of the hoods keeps the list for himself to blackmail the people on it... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Never has one woman done so LITTLE with so MUCH! See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Chesty Morgan ... Crystal (as Zsa Zsa)

Harry Reems ... Tony Barler (as Harry Reemes)
Richard Towers ... Larry (as Greg Reynolds)
Saul Meth ... Nick / Talent Agent
Phillip Stahl ... Crystal's father
Mitchell Fredericks
Denise Purcell ... Eve
John McMohon
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Louis Burdi ... Thug on stairwell (uncredited)
Doris Wishman ... Audience at burlesque show (uncredited)
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Directed by
Doris Wishman 
 
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Judy J. Kushner  (as J.J. Kendall)

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Doris Wishman .... producer
 
Cinematography by
João Fernandes  (as Juan Fernández)
C. Davis Smith (uncredited)
 
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Louis Burdi  (as Lou Burdi)
 
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Miriam Meth .... makeup artist
Saul Meth .... makeup artist
 
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Andrew Pressman .... assistant editor
 

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75 min
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Australia:R | Belgium:KNT | Finland:(Banned) (1975) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Portugal:M/18 | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:18 (video re-rating) (2003) (uncut) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) (cut) | USA:R

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Continuity: After Eve is strangled with a necktie, the killer retrieves his tie and starts to put it back on. However, in the next close-up of the victim, the tie is still around her neck.See more »
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Never has one woman done so LITTLE with so MUCH!, 4 January 2011
Author: James Meeley from United States

Crime drama and sexploitation go together like peanut butter and jelly, and Doris Wishman is certainly one director who made a career off blending the perverse with the criminal. So, you'd think with a gimmick like Chesty Morgan at her disposal, you'd have an easy winning sleaze-fest. Sadly, you'd be very much mistaken.

In "Deadly Weapons," Chesty plays a woman named Crystal, who's boyfriend is a member of the mob. But when he double-crosses his boss, he ends up dead. So, Crystal sets out to revenge her lover with the two best weapons she has: her enormous breasts! That's as far as any story development goes.

To say the plot here is tissue thin, is really an insult to tissues. Little in this freak show makes any sense. We never learn what the information is that the crime boss is so eager to recover. And when Chesty's character goes for her revenge, there is absolutely no planning of any kind. She just packs up and miraculously finds her targets. The attempt for a twist ending, unlike Chesty herself, falls completely flat. Throw in some of Wishman's typical directorial excesses throughout the film, like lingering camera shots of the floor or ashtrays and plants, as well as a group of actors who don't know how to deliver lines, even they are sent by Western Union, and you have a train wreak larger than Chesty's own boobs.

And speaking of which, let me say, as an American male of the heterosexual persuasion, I love me some boobies. But Chesty's aren't sexy at all. Not just because their massive size is so unseemly, but she really doesn't even know how to use them effectively. There's a striptease scene she does about halfway in the film and it has to be the most unerotic thing I've ever seen. She just looks like she walking through the whole movie bored out of her mind. Even a scene where she bathes is completely unenticing.

Is there anything worth seeing here? Well, there is some nice scenic shots of the old 70's Las Vegas and Miami. And the opening montage during the credits is as close as Chesty comes to doing anything of value with her ample mammaries. That's about it, however.

No one ever goes into a sexploitation film like this expecting great cinematic brilliance, but you do expect some level of entertainment value, either by arousal or unintentional humor and a fun plot. This film has neither of those qualities, which given Chesty's figure you might think wouldn't be possible. There was certainly enough potential with the material and assets here to make something that could have been some dirty fun, but there was simply no follow through by anyone involved with this production. What you end up with is an uninteresting and unerotic film, which is pretty much a kiss of death in this genre. Unless you are a total Doris Wishman die-hard, this one should be an easy skip for you.

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