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Superchick (1973)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  September 1973 (USA)
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Tara B. True is a flight attendant who makes a weekly swing through New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. In each city, she has a man: Edward, older and wealthy; Johnny, a beach bum with ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joyce Jillson ...
Superchick
Louis Quinn ...
Garrick (as Louie Quinn)
Thomas Reardon ...
Ernest
Tony Young ...
Johnny
Timothy Wayne Brown ...
Davy (as Timothy Wayne-Brown)
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Igor Smith
Junero Jennings ...
Sims
Steve Drexel ...
Pete
James Carroll Jordan ...
Marine
Jack Wells ...
Announcer
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Flasher
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Old Policeman
Phil Hoover ...
Tommy Hooks
Fuji ...
Aki
Dale Ishimoto ...
Karate Instructor
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Tara B. True is a flight attendant who makes a weekly swing through New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. In each city, she has a man: Edward, older and wealthy; Johnny, a beach bum with gambling debts; and, Davey, a rock musician on the cusp of success. Tara is a free spirit, faithful to each man in her own way, and so stunning that she dresses in a wig and ill-fitting uniform while she's working so men won't harass her constantly. The low-life whom Johnny is in debt to figures out a way to use Tara to help him execute a daring in-flight robbery. But will Tara stand by helplessly, or is superchick ready for action? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Action | Thriller

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Super Chick  »

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Joyce Jillson is listed in the closing credits as Superchick and Myron Griffin is listed as Nudie Producer. More specifically, Joyce Jillson plays Tara B. True and Myron Griffin plays Tom Slauson. See more »

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Tara's hairstyle changes back and forth during the karate class, due to the use of a stunt double. See more »

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Tara B. True: Wow. Someone must have dropped acid in his Geritol.
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Actress Lillian McBride's name is spelled "Lilyan Mac Bride" in the opening credits and as "Lilyan MacBride" in the closing credits. See more »

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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Window into Seventies Pop Culture
29 October 2005 | by (North Hollyweird) – See all my reviews

This is only somewhat attractive for fans of "bad movie" entertainment. It is more worthwhile for students of 1970's pop culture: the fashions, the furniture, the attitudes, and that great "women's lib" moment of the early 1970's, when it was still fresh and novel for a self-employed, independent woman to exist.

"Superchick" (Joyce Jillson) had a monetarily rewarding if stultifying career (after all, what is a flight attendant but a waitress at 30,000 feet -- that goes for the male ones too), she slept around with multiple men, could protect herself and others (with karate) and wasn't tied down to anything. This is the kind of emancipated woman that scared the juices out of anti-feminists, those retrograde idiots who believe that no woman is complete without a husband.

The "sexy stewardess" was a potent archetype of the late 1960's to 1970's, (geez, even on "The Partridge Family," I remember swinging bachelor Ruben Kincaid constantly hooking up with stewardesses) and from that point of view, this silly film is an important pop culture time capsule of the pre-AIDS, free-love, women's lib, swinging Seventies. The plot is quite awful though. And for those cavemen in the audience, there are few bare breasts to look at.


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