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1 July 1978 (Sweden) See more »
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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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Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

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


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Costumes for Miss Connie Pleasure Dome Boutique of Hollywood, 15 April 2004
Author: pmullinsj from New York City

That gives you an idea of this textbook American International Picture with a lot of heroin in valuable objets d'art and many vehicle chases,as well as some on foot, with some very good, some inept beyond belief.

Bill Smith in his 'Falconetti' period is the main reason to watch this: when he runs criminally away, darting here, darting there, it's so gracefully tigerlike it looks like surfing or serious dance.

There is some wonderful footage of Seattle cityscapes in a long chase in which Connie changes from a taxi to a hot rod and Bill gets off the train to get in a beautiful orange Pontiac Bonneville, and later--aided by one of those conveniently passing trains--manages to get a motorbike whose owner he kills in that just-for-the-hell-of-it way that started happening in the early 70's; and so we get a little nice nostalgia for his fabulous biker flicks. This he takes right on into Puget Sound, but Connie just pulls up--then, inexplicably, jumps into the water as if to catch him now by swimming--with all of her clothes, including a full-length coat, still on. As the scene dissolves, she hadn't swam very far, and momentarily is back in her apartment, holding far less of the wet clothes she had been wearing, but still wearing the coat (which looks dry by now) and an orange scarf over her head, whose hair looks dry by now.

And to think that all these garments, but part of all she owned in the film, came from Pleasure Dome Boutique of Hollywood...

This cannot have been synonymous with Frederick's, already an established name, although perhaps Marlene Schmidt had some of those kinds of items when she was primping in her soft-porn-style apartment...

Connie also sometimes screams like a real street feline, the kind that has fights in alleys, a most remarkable horrible snarling sound.

She'd played the Marilyn Monroe character in 'The Sex Symbol'. She would do better to portray Mary Hart of "Entertainment Tonight," even if she is older than the subject, as she is temperamentally suited for this role (not yet projected, alas.)

There is a far too explicit-looking scene of Connie making love with her boyfriend who is then shot in the back by Smith through the window with a spear.

This was a pioneering moment in the new coitus interruptus styles: Having made a clean break with the past, we were on our way to a most thoroughly unbrave new world.

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