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Angels' Brigade (1979)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  February 1979 (USA)
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Six sexy women, and a teenage girl, devastate a right-wing militia before doing battle with ruthless drug pushers.

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Sylvia Anderson ...
Terry Grant
Lieu Chinh ...
Kako Umaro
Jacqueline Cole ...
April Thomas (as Jacqulin Cole)
Liza Greer ...
Trish
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Policewoman Elaine Brenner
Susan Kiger ...
Michelle Wilson
Noela Velasco ...
Maria
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Mike Farrell
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Burke
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Cmdr. Lindsey March
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Miller
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Van Salesman
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Himself
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Manny (as Alan Hale)
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Sticks
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Meet six women and a teenage girl who never expected to risk their lives fighting for justice. A schoolteacher had seen one too many kids succumb to drugs. A Las Vegas entertainer learned her brother had been beaten by a drug pusher. A martial arts teacher knew how insidious drugs were among children. A top model knew that drugs were destroying her life. A stunt driver was in shock when her brother overdosed - on drugs! Add a nosy schoolgirl and a policewoman with a perm, and you've got the Angels Brigade. These women (and the girl, too) are sexy, smart - and dangerous! Just ask the right-wing militia these ladies have destroyed. But the evil fat cats pushing drugs to kids? Not even they are a match for these vengeful vixens. They just say POW! to drug pushers. Written by J. Spurlin

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$300,000 (estimated)
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One third of the film's $300,000 budget went to paying the salaries for the various name actors who appear in the movie. See more »

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The female vigilantes' bomb explodes several different times. See more »

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April: Women can make a difference!
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References Johnny Wadd (1971) See more »

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Shine Your Love on Me
Sung by Patty Foley
Words and Music by Gerald Lee and Marti Sharron (as Marti Sharon)
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I don't care what others say, this was FUN, damn it!
29 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sure, it won't win any prizes for technical achievement or (especially) acting, but it is what it is: lively female-empowerment action entertainment for the drive-in crowd. If you watch this for the name actors, be warned that some of them were hired basically for their name value. Still, cult director Greydon Clark ("Without Warning", "Joysticks") keeps this silly diversion racing forward. Some viewers may know this flick for its being lampooned on 'Mystery Science Theater 3000', but the fact of the matter is that this was obviously meant to be played for laughs to begin with.

Playboy Playmate Susan Kiger plays Michelle Wilson, a successful singer whose kid brother is beaten up by "Sticks" (Clark regular Darby Hinton), a drug pusher. It takes Michelle no time to take a schoolteacher, April Thomas (the directors' wife, Jacqueline Cole), up on her offer to assist in destroying a processing plant used by dealers. Soon April and Michelle are recruiting other young women, including a stunt driver, Terry Grant (Sylvia Anderson), a martial artist, Kako Umaro (Lieu Chinh), a policewoman, Elaine Brenner (Robin Greer), and a model, Maria (Noela Velasco) to join in the fight against drug trafficking. Meanwhile, a student, Trish (Liza Greer) tries to tag along, wanting to be in on the action.

The ladies are lovely and fun to watch, no matter how seriously they may be lacking in acting ability. The veterans & guest stars are likewise thoroughly entertaining, including Jack Palance as a goon and Peter Lawford as the top dog dealer, Jim Backus as a member of a right wing militia, Neville Brand as Elaines' boss, Pat Buttram as a van salesman, and Alan Hale Jr. as Michelles' agent. Legendary TV & radio host Arthur Godfrey appears fleetingly as himself. Look for Palances' son Cody as a young punk on a beach.

The movie is often uproariously silly, complete with goofy comedy bits like the one with Backus, and cartoon-like sound effects. The scene transitions are particularly amusing. And there's enough gunfire, explosions, and stunts going on to ensure that things never get boring.

Just go into this thing not expecting anything remotely resembling high art, be prepared not to exercise your brain too much, and get ready to laugh and one *can* actually enjoy this.

Eight out of 10.


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