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Amazons (1984)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  29 January 1984 (USA)
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A secret cult of beautiful, large-breasted female warriors plots to take over the world by killing off important male politicians.

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Rosalund Joseph
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Lt. Tony Monaco
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Kathryn Lundquist
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Dr. Diane Cosgrove
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Congressman Stanford Barstow
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Dr. Thompson
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Dr. Jerry Menzies
Leslie Bevis ...
Vivian Todd
Jordan Charney ...
Congressman Harris Stowe
Greg Monaghan ...
James
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Kevin
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Gov. Price
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Baker
Suzanne Kent ...
Nurse Franklin
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A secret cult of beautiful, large-breasted female warriors plots to take over the world by killing off important male politicians.

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They'll Stop at Nothing to Get What They Want

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Watchable comic-book stuff or mad reactionary warnings? You be the judge. (But go for the first one...)
20 November 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Given that "Amazons" aired the year Geraldine Ferraro was Walter Mondale's running mate, it's difficult not to see this movie as a cautionary tale by paranoid men (specifically, writers David Solomon and Guerdon Trueblood). The plot has a secret society of voluptuous women plotting to take over the world by wiping out powerful male adversaries (one of the women is, in fact, a political candidate's second-in-command), and framing a young doctor for the death of politico William Schallert. These women (Jennifer Warren, Stella Stevens, Tamara Dobson etc) are descendants of the original Amazons - though how they managed to be descendants, since Amazon women weren't allowed to fraternize with men, is never explained (or maybe it was, and I've just forgotten in the years since I saw this movie) - and anyone who complains about how the likes of Buffy Summers leave men without their genitals is likely to be pleased that heroine Madeleine Stowe has a hunky cop (played by TV veteran Jack Scalia) in her corner.

The movie does sound misogynistic, but given that the heroine is a woman and that there are problems in the ranks of the society it's not sexist enough to qualify; but it's also not as much fun as it could have been. (It's also worth noting that these Amazons have two breasts, even in the prologue set on a battlefield - Amazons generally had one breast removed to make it easier to get out the arrows in battle, but try getting that on TV, even today.) The criminally wasted Basil Poledouris does supply another good score, however; and the not entirely unexpected open ending does, however, come off. But one shouldn't be surprised to learn that Paul Michael Glaser's career has by now led him to be promoting caravans in the UK with his (by now very) old mate David Soul.

"We shall make war as we have lived our lives, as sisters of the bow. And our war shall be the war of Amazons, against the race of Man."


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