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Director:
Writers:
Peter Macgregor-Scott (screenplay)
Mark Rosin (story)
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Release Date:
July 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Make a Date To Detonate. See more »
Plot:
Explosive drama and action when two sexy girls go on a bank robbing binge. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Claudia Jennings ... Candy Morgan
Tara Strohmeier ... Pam Morgan

Jocelyn Jones ... Ellie-Jo Turner
Miles Watkins ... Boyfriend
Nancy Bleier ... Carol
Buddy Kling ... Mr. Sherman
Oliver Clark ... Officer Andy
Tom Rosqui ... Jason Morgan
Ed Steef ... Todd
Danny Sullivan ... Young Texan

Bart Braverman ... Freddie
Peggy Brenner ... Bank Teller
Jim Boles ... Mr. Ralston

Christopher Pennock ... Jake (as Chris Pennock)

Priscilla Pointer ... Miss Harris
Jock Livingston ... Mr. Scott
Gary Kaskel ... Man in Crowd #1 (as Gary Kaskell)
Jay Hamburger ... Man in Crowd #2
Lawrason Driscoll ... Officer Carl (as Lawrie Driscoll)
Dave Nicolson ... Market Manager

Johnny Crawford ... Slim
Eric Boles ... Johnny the Bellboy

Stefan Gierasch ... Hotel Clerk
Otto Felix ... Hotel Policeman
Mario Gaimari ... Hotel Policeman

Donald Elson ... Mr. Smith (as Don Ellson)
Susan Burkhalter ... Mrs. Smith
Colin Campbell ... Manager
Lilyan McBride ... Manageress
Tony Lorea ... Mexican Farmer
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Policeman in Car (as Marvin McIntyre)
Alice Friedland ... Dancer

Directed by
Michael Pressman 
 
Writing credits
Peter Macgregor-Scott (screenplay) (as David Kirkpatrick)

Mark Rosin (story)

Produced by
Marshall Backlar .... executive producer (as Marshal Backlar)
Karen House-Whitfield .... executive producer (as Karen Whitfield)
David Irving .... producer
Peter Macgregor-Scott .... associate producer (as Peter MacGregor Scott)
Marshall Whitfield .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Craig Safan 
 
Cinematography by
Jamie Anderson (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Millie Moore 
 
Production Design by
Russell J. Smith  (as Russell Smith)
 
Costume Design by
Rochelle Reed-Smith 
 
Makeup Department
Patricia Hutchence .... makeup artist (as Pat Hutchence)
Tina Lewis .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Daniel .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jim Dultz .... props
Ginny Gaimari .... assistant props
 
Sound Department
William B. Kaplan .... sound mixer (as Bill Kaplan Jr.)
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
David Spence .... effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Richard MacLean .... special effects
 
Stunts
Ron Stein .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Berry .... camera loader
M. Todd Henry .... assistant camera
Michael Mann .... still photographer
Josh Miller .... electrician (as Joshua Miller)
Jim Salazar .... key grip
Raphael Sloane .... best boy
Scott Spencer .... gaffer
Mark Walthour .... best boy
Gary Strange .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Connie Sech .... assistant costumes
 
Editorial Department
Marshall Harvey .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Wilfred Boyne .... production staff
Rick Braverman .... production staff
Dennis Paul de la Rocha .... production staff
Raymond De Perna .... mechanic
David Hamburger .... production staff
Barbara Hodous .... production secretary
Valley Hoffman .... secretary to producer
Marie Melnick .... executive secretary
Eloise Rich .... production staff
Jeanie Roman .... script supervisor
Gary Strange .... cinemobile operator
Louis Yansen .... production staff
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dynamite Women" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
USA:90 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (CFI)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Ryder Sound Services)
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Claudia Jennings (See what the fuss was about), 4 April 2005
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

Women have always had it bad in low-budget exploitation films. In the olden days they were relegated to merely looking pretty and screaming a lot as the monster or villain pawed them and the male hero rushed to the rescue. In more modern, "post-feminist" times they get to wield guns and use karate to beat up musclebound guys (who strangely never seem to know karate themselves), but the actresses in these things don't look like they could even fight off the sleazy Hollywood producers that cast them (and they probably didn't try too hard) and it's a wonder they can even wield their over-sized, silicone breasts let alone a submachine gun.

70's drive-in queen Claudia Jennings was unique among exploitation actresses. She was a Playboy Playmate who could actually act (and not just in the Pamela Anderson sense of the word). Physically she could have passed for one of Charlie's Angels, but she had a tomboy-ish, trailer-trashy quality that made her completely believable packing a gun (or, in this movie, a stick of dynamite) while still managing to look sexy as hell in her typical outfit of short-shorts and a skimpy halter top. Regrettably, she made only a few films before her tragic death in the late 70's (and many of these performances were marred by her off-screen substance abuse). Along with "Gator Bait" and "Roller Derby" this was one of Jenning's most famous roles.

The plot's pretty simple--it's a typical post-"Bonnie and Clyde", Roger Corman school "criminals-on-the-lam" knock-off with The two Great-looking girls (Jennings and Jocelyn Jones) from Texas pulling off a string of bank robberies using Dynamite while the cops Chase them. In between jobs they take time out to roll in the hay with some random guys (strip miners, hotel porters, etc.) or have a naked three-way with their amiable male accomplice (who you just know is going to come to a bad end, but you just can't feel too sorry for him). It ends on a pretty tragic and cynical note like these kind of flicks tended to do. It would pretty much be a total waste of time if not for Claudia Jennings. See it so, if nothing else, you can see what the fuss was about.

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