In order to rescue the son of a diplomat who has been kidnapped by terrorists, a group of Las Vegas showgirls undergo commando training and organize a rescue operation.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bainbridge Scott ...
Jan
Glen Hartford ...
Jack
Tina Lederman ...
Tina
Maureen Kelly ...
Member of Squad
Penny Prior ...
Member of Squad
Lisa Nottingham ...
Member of Squad
Kathy Jinnett ...
Member of Squad
Loren Chamberlain ...
Member of Squad
Kimberly Baucum ...
Member of Squad
Madeline Parquette ...
Member of Squad (as Delynn Gardner)
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Jim
Jace Damon ...
Mark
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Nightclub owner (as Bill Bryant)
Frank Romano ...
Drill sergeant
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A diplomat's son is kidnapped by terrorists blackmailing the US government for plans of a new type of nuclear weapon. A friend of the diplomat puts together a squad of showgirls to rescue the son. Written by Tommie Nygren <tommie-n@dsv.su.se>

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Final acting project of veteran actor Marvin Miller. See more »

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While in Las Vegas, one of the girls makes a reference to prostitution being legal there. Legalized prostitution in Nevada is up to each individual county; only a few counties allow it, and Clark County - where Las Vegas is located - is not one of them. See more »

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Featured in Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006) See more »

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Behind Enemy Lines and Between Enemy Sheets!
7 August 2015 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

I honestly wish I could say that I invited the juicy catchphrase of my review's subject line myself, but alas, I blatantly stole it from the back of the cover of the original Belgian VHS-release. Roughly translated the brief plot description on the box of the old video cassette that I own says: "This battalion of incredibly hot girls is on a top-secret and ultra-dangerous mission that will bring them BEHIND enemy lines and BETWEEN enemy sheets!". As a sucker for 80s trash/exploitation I simply had to see this film. Now, I personally think that the clichéd expression "so-bad-it's-good" is very much overused, but it is definitely the most apt description of Kenneth Hartford's "Hell Squad". The son of an American ambassador in the Middle-East is kidnapped by terrorists and they demand nuclear weapons in exchange for his release. Instead of looking for any kind of alternatives, the ambassador's personal assistant travels to Las Vegas all by himself and recruits a bunch of buxom strip dancers for a secret mission. Without knowing what purpose they'll serve, the girls follow an intense 10-day military training and then they are subsequently dropped in the desert. This really could have worked very efficiently as a sexploitation-spoof (or even a porn movie, perhaps) but the problem is that this film, and its entire cast and crew alike, take itself so damn seriously! Besides, the glorious description about the sheet and all isn't even true. The action sequences in "Hell Squad" are as follows: the women storm into a random enemy camp or underground lair, blow away all the evil Arabs and subsequently return to their luxurious hotel room where they all sit and relax in the jacuzzi together. Yes, apparently hotels in the Middle-East standard offer gigantic hot tubs in each room. You guessed it; a truly bad but unique film-experience!


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