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Hell Squad (1986)

R  |   |  Action  |  1 January 1986 (USA)
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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

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)
Marvin Miller ...
...
Jim
Jace Damon ...
Mark
William Bryant ...
Nightclub owner
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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Screenwriter Donald Glut wrote the film's screenplay, but withheld the last third from producer-director Kenneth Hartford (aka Kenneth Herts) when he wasn't paid. Rather than pay, Hartford opted to write his own ending, which explains the film's bizarre final half hour. See more »

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The castle where Jack is being kept prisoner is supposed to be on an island in a lake in the middle of the Arabian desert. Besides the fact that there are no lakes in the middle of the Arabian desert, when the castle (stock footage) is shown, it is several hundred feet up on a cliff, no lake is visible anywhere, and it is surrounded by (obviously European) mountains. See more »

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Inconceivably detestable
12 February 2003 | by (Greensboro, N.C.) – See all my reviews

Movies like this give me a headache. Nine bubbly and not-so-bright Vegas show-girls are hired to train for 10 (count em), 10 days to become highly skilled, psuedo-military commandos and execute a top-secret operation in order to rescue an American Ambassador's whiney son. Their training consisted of a four obstacle obstacle course, rifle training with no, repeat, NO instruction on how to use the weapon, and one girl punching a board. Nothing else is even shown to be done, unless you count the "squad" of girls marching around the middle of the desert, chanting their patented cadence, or lounging in the officer's pool as training. Never before has someone's utter lack of desire to make a decent film ever been more showcased than in this movie. It is apparent the thought that T&A would carry this entire film was the motivation behind every scene of this movie. Every scene where the "hell squad" went into action was immediately followed by a scene of all the girls either naked or in their bathing suits. It is this genre of women exploitation which tries to hide behind the mask of "girls kick ass" that makes me shudder at the day they began selling movie cameras to anyone who walked in off the street. The world is in dire need of a written law to prevent any non-film maker from making a film. I swear to you, from the first 20 minutes on to the end of the movie, my jaw hung open in terror as I watched every film making sin take place before my eyes. This movie gave me a headache.

I own many original copies of a great number of the movies shown on Mystery Science Theater 3000, and this movie topples every one of them over. Still, it doesn't make it the worst movie I've ever seen, but it sits in a class of films that are harmful to open skin. Handle movie with care.

Scott's judgment: Set your dumbness filter on high while watching this movie


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