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Girls of the White Orchid (1983)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  28 November 1983 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carol Heath
Thomas Byrd ...
Don Potter
Madame Mori
Yvonne McCord ...
Leslie Wing ...
John Hancock ...
Sergeant Kelly
Lionel Decker ...
Eda Reiss Merin ...
Mrs. Powers
Isabell O'Connor ...
Esther (as Isabell Monk)


In Los Angeles, the naive and lonely burger waitress and aspirant singer Carol Heath finds an advertisement in the newspaper with a job opportunity in Tokyo. She has a meeting with the agents, the American Cavanaugh and the Japanese Shiro ; she signs the contract in English and Japanese and travels to Japan to work at the White Orchid night-club. She shares a hotel room with a dancer and sooner she discovers the scheme of prostitution in the club that belongs to Yakuza. Alone, without money and her passport, she is protected by Shiro, but pressed by the managers Madame Mori and her husband Hatanaka to be receptive to client's proposals. Meanwhile her former boyfriend returns to LA and seeks her out. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Stardom is her dream. And her nightmare.


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

28 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death Ride to Osaka  »

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Death Ride to Osaka
7 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Viewed this film under the title, "Death Ride to Osaka" which is the same film as "Girls of the White Orchid" which deals with the Japanese Mafia who run an establishment that deals with young girls from America who have some talent like singing and dancing and are willing to selling their bodies for entertainment. However, these young girls are hired by an agency in the Los Angeles who advertise for young talented gals and they have no idea what they are really being hired for. Jennifer Jason Leigh, (Carol Heath) is one of these young girls who falls into this trap and finds herself trapped in Japan and at the mercy of dirty old men and Mafia pimps. This story goes on and on and begins to get very boring with girls trying to escape and some being sent to OSAKA.

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