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Malibu Express (1985)

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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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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An exciting adventure comedy where beautiful women are the tough guys and sexuality their strongest weapon! See more »


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March 1985 (USA)  »

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Expresso Malibu  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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The rail car painting at the entrance to Cody Abilene's yacht clearly portrays an observation car rather than a caboose as Cody states in the narration. An observation car is coupled to the end of a passenger train and often carries upscale amenities such as a lounge for first class passengers. A caboose is a much more Spartan car used to carry crewmen of a freight train. See more »

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Liza Chamberlain: Did you hear that she got raped this afternoon by two homosexuals? One held her down and the other one did her hair.
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Remake of Stacey (1973) See more »

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Malibu Express
Written by Tommy O. Jones
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1 April 2006 | by (Naperville IL) – See all my reviews

This movie is the 80s to me. Cheap and tawdry but also earnest and full of heart. Frankly me and friends liked seeing topless girls and were too young to see them any other way. Yet this movie also had a lot of humor and action. I can still watch it because the lead guy was genuinely personable. The world depicted in this movie exists on its own terms. A cross between the world of MacGyver and John Holmes. There were dubious sequels to this film, but the same cast was not used. While Hard Ticket to Hawaii had one or two moments of fun, they never had the down home feel of this Malibu. I must tell you it still makes me laugh. Now for different reasons. It is both an embrace and a condemnation of the high rollers of the 1980s. The crude attitudes about gays and even a semi rape wouldn't fly today, but it stands as a record of a more ignorant yet more laid back time.


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