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Malibu Express (1985)

 -  Action | Comedy | Mystery  -  March 1985 (USA)
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Cody Abiliene is a semi-successful private detective desperately in need of a big (and well-paying) case. When he's hired to solve the murder of Contessa Luciana's husband, he jumps at the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cody Abilene
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Contessa Luciana
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Matthew
Shelley Taylor Morgan ...
Anita Chamberlain
Brett Baxter Clark ...
Shane (as Brett Clark)
Niki Dantine ...
Lady Lillian Chamberlain
Lori Sutton ...
Beverly
Lorraine Michaels ...
Liza Chamberlain
Lynda Wiesmeier ...
June Khnockers
Kimberly McArthur ...
Faye
Barbara Edwards ...
May
Abb Dickson ...
P. L. Buffington
Busty O'Shea ...
Doreen Buffington
Randy Rudy ...
Bobo Buffington
Michael A. Andrews ...
Stuart Chamberlain (as Michael Andrews)
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Cody Abiliene is a semi-successful private detective desperately in need of a big (and well-paying) case. When he's hired to solve the murder of Contessa Luciana's husband, he jumps at the chance. In between investigating the many women around the Contessa's estate, Abilene eventually uncovers a complex case of espionage and blackmail. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Packing Heat From Texas To Malibu Beach! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Mystery

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March 1985 (USA)  »

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Expresso Malibu  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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When Matthew, Mark and Luke hijack the helicopter pilot, you see a sign on the building behind the helicopter that reads Harry Haus Helicopter service. The pilot they kidnap is in fact Harry Hauss. See more »

Quotes

Liza Chamberlain: Cody, do you cook?
Cody Abilene: Not much.
Liza Chamberlain: Well, what do you usually make for dinner?
Cody Abilene: Reservations.
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Not a good start
8 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Although "Malibu Express" is officially the first film in the Andy Sidaris "Bullets, Bombs and Babes" series, it's clear that he still hadn't perfected the formula that would dominate his later work. The film has a male lead, and most of the women are portrayed as nymphos / sex objects. Of course, I know that in an Andy Sidaris film the women have a tendency to remove their clothes at the drop of a hat, but they also have a tendency to shoot people, blow things up, etc. Apart from one scene, of a crackshot policewoman embarrassing the hero who is a lousy shot, there is none of that in "Malibu Express": in other words, there is no empowerment to balance the exploitation. The film is a low-rent cross between James Bond, "Smokey and the Bandit" (country music, hicks and car races) and Agatha Christie (there is a murder in a household and everybody is a suspect). It's really not very good - Sybil Danning's exceptional body is one of the few redeeming virtues - but I guess it's better than "Howling II", where Sybil's body was the only redeeming virtue. (**)


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