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Scorchy (1976)

R | | Crime, Drama | 1 July 1978 (Sweden)
Seattle undercover narc Jackie Parker (Stevens) is out to bust the drug smuggling ring commanded by Philip Bianco (Danova).

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(as Hikmet Avedis)
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Jackie Parker
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Philip Bianco
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Carl Henrich
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Chief Frank O'Brien (as Normann Burton)
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Nicky (as John David Chandler)
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Mary Davis
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Alan
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Steve
Nate Long ...
Charlie
Ingrid Cedergren ...
Suzi
Ellen Thurston ...
Maria
Ray Sebastian ...
Counterman
Mike Esky ...
Dimitri
Gene White ...
Big Boy
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Claudia Bianco
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Seattle undercover narc Jackie Parker (Stevens) is out to bust the drug smuggling ring commanded by Philip Bianco (Danova).

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She's Killed A Man, Been Shot At, And Made Love Twice Already This Evening... And The Evening Isn't Over Yet!

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Crime | Drama

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1 July 1978 (Sweden)  »

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Federal Undercover Agent Jackie Parker  »

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Film debut of Greg Evigan. See more »

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Moderately entertaining action trash.
3 January 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Watchable enough vehicle for starlet Connie Stevens in which she plays Jackie Parker, an undercover detective determined to bust a dope smuggling ring. Among the sordid characters surrounding her are Philip (Cesare Danova) and Claudia Bianco (Marlene Schmidt, the directors' wife), and creepy goons Carl (William Smith) and Nicky (John Davis Chandler).

Unfortunately, this viewer should disclose the fact that he watched the edited for TV version available in a four movie DVD set from Shout! Factory. Therefore, some of the apparently best stuff is nowhere to be seen. That would have added a little spice to what is a mostly unremarkable effort from writer / producer / director Howard Avedis, a busy filmmaker during the 1970s. However, two amusingly protracted chase scenes, one with Stevens going after Smith and one with her pursuing Danova, do make this worth a glance on a slow night. There's some very mild gore; one memorable sex scene ends with a guy getting harpooned in the back.

Connie is passably charming in the main role, even if she doesn't make the most convincing cop in the world. It's up to her excellent supporting cast to do the heavy lifting. Danova is solid, but it's the always reliable, veteran screen villains Smith and Chandler who are the most fun to watch. Norman Burton plays Connies' boss; also appearing are Joyce Jameson, and stuntman Nick Dimitri (in a rare substantial acting role). Actor Greg Evigan makes his film debut playing likable stud Alan.

This viewer must say that he did dig that unexpected and rather abrupt ending.

Six out of 10.


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