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Lovely But Deadly (1981)

R | | Action, Drama | 1981 (USA)
A cheerleader goes undercover to fight drug dealers because her brother OD'd and her fellow cheerleaders are hooked.

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Lucinda Dooling ...
Mary Ann 'Lovely' Lovitt
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Franklin Van Dyke
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Warren Lang
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Aunt May
Mark Holden ...
Javelin Scott
Susan Mechsner ...
Suzie
Michael O'Leary ...
Steve Berringer
Rick Moser ...
Mantis Managian
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Denise (as Mary McDonough)
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'Honest Charley' Gilmarten
Pamela Jean Bryant ...
Gloria (as Pamela Bryant)
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Gommorah
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Driver
Wendell Wright ...
Detective Jack Domley
Marvin Katzoff ...
Cricket
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A cheerleader goes undercover to fight drug dealers because her brother OD'd and her fellow cheerleaders are hooked.

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Remake of Coffy (1973) See more »

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Lovely But Deadly
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Lyrics by Marcia Woods
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glorious cheese -- and a very sexy scene
20 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One scene in 'Lovely but Deadly' has rightly become legendary among those who go for this sort of thing. Lucinda Dooling, her startlingly cut (for 1981) muscles rippling, subdues the high school pusher, forcing him to take an overdose of his "own medicine," all the while speaking to him in the calmest, sweetest tones imaginable, absolutely in control.

The rest of the film is good cheesy fun -- best watched with some buddies and a six pack -- but the one scene is dangerous erotica. We have never really had a genuinely tough movie heroine who caught on with the general public (although Kathy Long, Jillian Kesner and Lucinda Dickey certainly had the stuff) and "Lovely But Deadly" stands as the one claim Dooling might have had for this title.


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