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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
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Film debut of Greg Evigan.See more »
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Scorched Attempt, 13 January 2010
Author: Chris. from Australia

Connie Stevens is a pert, buxom Hollywood B-grade starlet, custom built for the exploitation genre, but even this film is beneath her talents. She plays a 'Police Woman' type undercover agent trying to crack a narcotics ring operating between Rome and California. Known for her promiscuous behaviour and unconventional tactics, she's highly effective although often castigated for her entrapments. Embedded, she's recruited by a drug dealer's wife to act as courier for a cartel, but things go awry. She's on her way to solving the mystery when she seduces the drug dealer's young brother-in-law for information - alas, he expires before he can 'give it to her'. And so begins a sordid path of lurid seduction and retributions.

Director Avedis had made a few mild exploitation attempts ("The Specialist", "The Teacher"), prior to this effort, but his level of skill hasn't improved. Stevens is vivacious and professional while dependable Smith makes a particularly nasty villain - in one scene, he knocks a motorcyclist from his mount, backtracks on the stolen bike, kicks the stricken rider in the head, then shoots him point blank for his troubles. Crooner Evigan in his film debut is out of his depth in this genre (and as evidenced by his future filmography), while Burton is solid as a stereotypical police chief passively reigning in his star performer's excesses.

Notwithstanding the banal dialogue, amateurish cinematography and laboured narrative, "Scorchy" has all the hallmarks of a bona fide sexploitation picture, and therefore, should've been far more entertaining fare. Unfortunately, the low T&A quotient limits that appeal, which in a film titled "Scorchy" is a major liability. Scorchy is clearly a misnomer - it's just laboriously tepid.

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