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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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Additional Details

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

Film debut of Greg Evigan.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Serial Mom (1994)See more »


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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A guilty pleasure for the ages, 29 March 2000
Author: John Seal from Oakland CA

This bizarre crime drama stars Connie Stevens as undercover narc Jackie Parker, out to bust the junk smuggling ring commanded by Cesare Danova. There's tons of action: shoot 'em ups, outrageous chase sequences, Connie taking a shower...but the best part of the movie is watching Connie chase the bad guys in what appear to be her pajamas. Add in the fact that the film bears no relation to its odd title, and you have a late night classic.

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