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Release Date:
7 January 1980 (Colombia) See more »
Her mission--seduce and destroy! Her deadliest weapon--her body! [video] See more »
Sexy adventure film has international hit lady Caffaro involved in James Bondish escapades in Manila. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cheri Caffaro ... Samantha Fox

Aharon Ipalé ... Domingo De La Torres
Vic Diaz ... Sanchez

Corinne Calvet ... Madame Ruanda
John Van Dreelen ... MacKenzie Portman (as John vanDreelen)
Jordan Rosengarten ... Justin Stockwell
Butz Aquino ... Carlos Rossimo
Subas Herrero ... Octavio Calderone
Grace Lee ... Miss Chow
Paquito Salcedo ... Lu Chang
Vic Silayan ... District Attorney
Joonee Gamboa ... Mr. Bulacon (as June Gamboa)

Directed by
Don Schain 
Writing credits
Don Schain (story) &
Jan Michael Sherman (story) (as J. Michael Sherman) &
Don Buday (story)

Jan Michael Sherman (screenplay) (as J. Michael Sherman) &
Don Buday (screenplay)

Produced by
Ralph T. Desiderio .... producer
Original Music by
Hugo Montenegro 
Cinematography by
Fredy Conde (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Barbara Pokras 
Makeup Department
Tony Artieda .... hair stylist
Tony Artieda .... makeup artist
Resty De Leon .... assistant hair stylist
Resty De Leon .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Jose Dagumboy .... unit manager (as Jose M. Dagumboy)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jose Dagumboy .... assistant director (as Jose M. Dagumboy)
Sound Department
John Mick .... supervising sound editor
Sam F. Shaw .... sound effects supervisor (as Sam Shaw)
Special Effects by
Santos Hilario .... special effects
Rolly Sto. Domingo .... special effects (as Rollie St. Domingo)
Jun Matagay .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Manuel Bolotano .... cinematographer: additional sequences
Juanito Gali .... gaffer
Rey Sempio .... first assistant camera
Delfin Teope .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cheri Caffaro .... costumes: Miss Caffaro (as Miss Caffaro)
Editorial Department
Andrea Scharf .... assistant editor
Music Department
Marshall Leib .... music coordinator
John Mick .... music editor
Other crew
Vic Diaz .... production coordinator
Ronnie Espiritu .... assistant to production coordinator
Trish Kinney .... script supervisor (as Trisha Kinney)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Norway:(Banned) (1982-2003) (cinema release) | USA:R | West Germany:Not Rated
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Aharon Ipalé got to keep his wardrobe.See more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Caffaro is hot, the film so-so., 4 November 2001
Author: gridoon

This is your ordinary mid-70s low-grade action-adventure with a female heroine, but it has two distinguishing features: the lead, Cheri Caffaro , is very sexy in an aggressive sort of way, and the director eroticizes the violence (Caffaro is virtually turned on by pain and death). That is quite a daring thing for a movie to do, and the people here deserve some credit for even attempting it. And the climax of the film is surprisingly suspenseful. Now, if only they had picked a more talented leading man and a better editor..... (**)

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