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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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Serial Mom (1994)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Moderately entertaining action trash., 3 January 2015
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

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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