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Raw Force (1982)

A group of martial arts students are en route to an island that supposedly is home to the ghosts of martial artists who have lost their honor. A Hitler lookalike and his gang are running a ... See full summary »

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Capt. Harry Dodds
Geoffrey Binney ...
Mike O'Malley (as Geoff Binney)
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Hazel Buck
Jillian Kesner ...
Cookie Winchell (as Jillian Kessner)
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John Taylor
Jennifer Holmes ...
Ann Davis
Rey Malonzo ...
Go Chin (as Rey King)
Carla Reynolds ...
Eilleen Fox
Carl Anthony ...
Lloyd Davis
John Locke ...
Gary Schwartz
Mark Tanous ...
Cooper
Ralph Lombardi ...
Thomas Speer
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Girl In Toilet
Lin Lin Li ...
Gun Moll (as Maggie Lee)
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A group of martial arts students are en route to an island that supposedly is home to the ghosts of martial artists who have lost their honor. A Hitler lookalike and his gang are running a female slavery operation on the island as well. Soon, the two groups meet and all sorts of crazy things happen which include cannibal monks, piranhas, zombies, and more! Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Hope Holiday was primarily cast in this film because she was Cameron Mitchell's girlfriend at the time. See more »

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When Eilleen is in the shower, the rings on her left hand appear and disappear between scenes. See more »

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Blonde: [after being tied to the bed, and being spanked by the biker] Get your filthy hands off me, asshole!
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'To be Continued ...' appears at the end of the film. (but as of 2009, no sequel has ever materialized) See more »

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Babes, blades, zombies & Cameron. Freaking. MITCHELL.
26 February 2008 | by (Boise, ID) – See all my reviews

I was going to give this one 9 out of 10 but had to knock it down because it quite simply wasted Jillian Kesner (RIP; you kicked my ass).

A nutty German who is apparently Hitler's younger brother, Chip, trades Philippine hookers for Jade to some weird monks ("Zey eat zem," Chip tells us) and uses a group of head-band-wearing Kung-fu thugs to protect the operation. If that sentence right there doesn't make you want to watch this film...

Zee chade mine must be kept a zeecret...sorry. Chip doesn't want anyone to know about the jade mine and when he finds out a low rent cruise ship is planning on making a tour of "Warrior Island" (dun dun duuun) he tells his thugs to take care of it. They fail of course, due to the First Commandment of Kung-fu: The good guy will always kick butt no matter how many bad guys attack him at once.

The thugs do manage to set the ship on fire and kill everyone on board except the plucky group of heroes. Their life raft beaches on the island and more Kung-fu ensues. The monks capture the group and tell them they may not leave until they have fought the monk's Kung-fu masters which is the queue for the Kung-fu ZOMBIES (!) to enter (I freaking love this film!).

The fight scenes were great, the over-acting was wonderful and the concept was so far out that it clicked like Fred Astaire in tap shoes. I can't end the review without a special shout out to Mitchell who was the ONLY man who could play the part of the captain. I laughed out loud every time he fired his pistol, especially when he tried to get the attention of a potential rescue plane by firing his pistol AT it! This film had it all and I can't do it justice here. Just see this film!

Things you didn't know: The South China Sea is loaded with piranha Asian chefs are ALWAYS Kung-fu masters Buddhist monks aren't always the peaceful guys they are rumored to be


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