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Release Date:
1 July 1978 (Sweden) See more »
She's Killed A Man, Been Shot At, And Made Love Twice Already This Evening... And The Evening Isn't Over Yet!
Seattle undercover narc Jackie Parker (Stevens) is out to bust the drug smuggling ring commanded by Philip Bianco (Danova). | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Connie Stevens ... Jackie Parker

Cesare Danova ... Philip Bianco

William Smith ... Carl Henrich
Norman Burton ... Chief Frank O'Brien (as Normann Burton)
John Davis Chandler ... Nicky (as John David Chandler)

Joyce Jameson ... Mary Davis

Greg Evigan ... Alan

Nick Dimitri ... Steve
Nate Long ... Charlie
Ingrid Cedergren ... Suzi
Ellen Thurston ... Maria
Ray Sebastian ... Counterman
Mike Esky ... Dimitri
Gene White ... Big Boy
Marlene Schmidt ... Claudia Bianco
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mae Eckrem LeBlanc ... Maria (uncredited)

Vern Taylor ... Burt (uncredited)
Paul West Jr. ... Gangster (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Avedis  (as Hikmet Avedis)
Writing credits
Howard Avedis (written by) (as Hikmet Avedis)

Produced by
Howard Avedis .... producer (as Hikmet Avedis)
Sam Chebeir .... associate producer
László Pal .... co-producer (as Laszlo Pal)
Marlene Schmidt .... executive producer
Original Music by
Kendall Schmidt (new score)
Cinematography by
László Pal (director of photography) (as Laszlo Pal)
Film Editing by
Bob Biggart  (as Robert Biggart)
Roland Rolla 
Pat Somerset 
Michael Luciano (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist
Production Management
Susan Pal .... assistant production manager (as Suzan Pal)
Bruce Wilson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Wilson .... assistant director
Art Department
Christina F. Quinn .... props
Karen Thorndike .... set dresser
Sound Department
Arthur Coburn .... boom operator
Ken Hansen .... sound mixer (as Keneth Hansen)
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
Gerry Coffer .... stunts (as Geri Coffer)
Bud Davis .... stunts
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Bud Ekins .... stunts
Paul Nuckles .... stunt gaffer
Nate Long .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Altschul .... gaffer
Chuck Fey .... assistant camera
Robert Gribble .... grip
William Jensen .... second assistant camera
Steve Marts .... best boy
Jon M. Purdy .... best boy grip
Karen Thorndike .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathy Kinder .... assistant wardrobe
Christina F. Quinn .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Lisa Day .... assistant editor
Leo Guerra .... assistant editor (as Leo Gomez Guerra)
Music Department
Igo Kantor .... music supervisor
Kendall Schmidt .... composer: US video release
Other crew
James Q. Halpern .... gofer
Robert Marts .... gofer (as Robert L. Marts)
Steve McDonald .... police technical advisor (as Officer Steve McDonald S.P.D.)
Margaret Tylczack .... gofer
Christine Wilson .... script supervisor
Bob Allen .... thanks: chase boat courtesy of
Dan Fiorito .... thanks: yacht courtesy of
Robert Hardwick .... thanks: race buggy courtesy of (as Bob Hardwick)
Pat Kellogg .... thanks: helicopter courtesy of (as Pat Kellog)
Ellen Thurston .... thanks (as Mrs. Ellen Thurston)

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Also Known As:
"Race with Death" - USA (alternative title)
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99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Film debut of Greg Evigan.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in American Nightmare (1983)See more »


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7 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
She's a polyester-clad Fed with frosted hair..., 28 August 2004
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Bargain-basement claptrap has female narcotics agent in Seattle about to blow the whistle on international heroin ring. Two well-directed action sequences (one involving a speed-buggy, the other a helicopter) saves this tacky flick from turkey status. Connie Stevens tries hard, but her girlish voice hasn't caught up with her body (most often she sounds like she's trying to be coquettish). Her hair is a marvel though: frosted wings that do most of her acting for her. Masochists will revel in one sequence which typifies the rest: as Connie's lover is grinding away, he is murdered and Stevens, realizing there's a dead man on top of her, opens her mouth as wide as she can and screams like Fay Wray; the killer comes into the room, hauls off and slaps Screaming Connie across the face like a cheap whore. It's almost as jaw-dropping as the Statement-Making finale, which is so self-important it goes beyond cheap laughs. * from ****

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