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Release Date:
March 1985 (USA) See more »
Packing Heat From Texas To Malibu Beach! See more »
Cody Abiliene is a semi-successful private detective desperately in need of a big (and well-paying) case... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Darby Hinton ... Cody Abilene

Sybil Danning ... Contessa Luciana

Art Metrano ... 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)
Richard Brose ... Mark
John Brown ... Luke
Suzanne M. Regard ... Sexy Sally (as Suzanne Regard)
John Alderman ... Lieutenant Arledge

Robyn Hilton ... Maid Marian
Les Steinmetz ... Johnathan Harper
Robert Darnell ... Douglas Wilton
Jeanine Vargas ... Rodney, the Photographer
Peter Knecht ... Peter
Harry Hauss ... Helicopter Pilot
Ruth Stamer ... Answering Service Girl
Peggy Ann Filsinger ... Peggy from Health Club

Regis Philbin ... Regis Philbin

Joy Philbin ... Joy Philbin
Niki Patterson ... Computer Operator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shanna McCullough ... Massage Girl (uncredited)
Ellen Jones Pryor ... Woman in Winnebago (uncredited)

Andy Sidaris ... Winnebago driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Andy Sidaris 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andy Sidaris 

Produced by
Anatoly Arutunoff .... executive producer
Bob Perkis .... executive producer (as Robert L. Perkis)
Bill Pryor .... co-producer
Andy Sidaris .... producer
Original Music by
Henry Strzelecki 
Cinematography by
Howard Wexler 
Film Editing by
Craig Stewart 
Howard Wexler 
Casting by
Deborah Kurtz 
Production Design by
Sal Grasso 
Costume Design by
Phillip Dennis 
Makeup Department
Lorraine Polak .... assistant makeup artist
Sheri Short .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mike Freedman .... production manager
Harmon Lougher .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian Drew Sidaris .... second assistant director
Art Department
Stan Harris .... props
Phil Mosko .... construction designer
Sound Department
Eddie Bolandis .... boom operator
Wayne Nakatsu .... sound mixer
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... sound effects (as Don Warner)
Neil Wolfson .... sound
Hiroaki 'Zom' Yamamoto .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Field .... assistant camera
Ian Fox .... assistant camera
Mitch Friedman .... key grip
Mitch Friedman .... still photographer
Kenny Rissien .... electrician
Amy Segelin .... still photographer
Craig Stewart .... camera operator
Casting Department
Jeff Rosen .... casting associate
Tina Scott .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darcee Frisch .... wardrobe assistant
Julie Mortimore .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Michael Haight .... assistant editor
Joseph .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Bucky Barrett .... musician: guitar
Kenny Buttrey .... musician: drums
Tommy Jones .... musician: guitar
Ronny Light .... music producer
Terry McMillan .... musician: harmonica
Terry McMillan .... musician: percussion
Dale Morris .... musician: fiddle
Weldon Myrick .... musician: Dobro
Weldon Myrick .... musician: guitar
Henry Strzelecki .... musician: bass
Bobby Thompson .... musician: banjo
Bobby Thompson .... musician: guitar
Barry Walsh .... musician: piano
Transportation Department
E.Z. Finn .... transportation
Mitch Friedman .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Paul Blomgren .... creative engineer
Karen Browne .... production assistant
Jay Corenswet .... executive assistant
Dan Jenkins Jr. .... guest production assistant
Neil Lang .... production assistant
Beverly Mulconery .... script supervisor
Amy Segelin .... assistant to producer
Bertha Smilow .... location auditor
Jeff Ames .... special thanks
Pam Bishop .... gratitude
Paul Calderon .... gratitude
Ray Calderon .... gratitude
Tony Christopher .... special thanks
John Dante .... gratitude
Dick Day .... gratitude
Gilardo Fagnani .... gratitude
Dorris Halsey .... gratitude
Bob Hendrick .... gratitude
Alex Hinton .... special thanks
Yukon King .... special thanks (as Contessa's Cat)
Chuck Koch .... gratitude
Norm Marshall .... gratitude
Bleu McKenzie .... gratitude
John Megittigan .... special thanks
Jeff Monka .... gratitude
Ray Naudin .... gratitude
Ellen Jones Pryor .... special thanks
Donna Rose .... gratitude
Jack Smilow .... film dedicated to
Thomas Trikilis .... special thanks (as Tommy Trikilis)
Bob Vrbanzic .... gratitude
George Vrbanzic .... gratitude
Mary Weinstock .... special thanks
Sam Weinstock .... special thanks
Steve Werner .... gratitude
Nancy Youngblood .... gratitude
Patrick Zaccalini .... gratitude (as Dr. Patrick Zaccalini)
David Zelon .... special thanks

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105 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Generally considered to be the initial Andy Sidaris and Christian Drew Sidaris "L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies" or "Girls with Guns"-series film despite being the only installment with no major characters or cast members who reappear in future chapters. Continuity is provided in Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987) when the character of Rowdy Abilene, played by Ronn Moss, is said to be the brother of Cody Abilene, played by Darby Hinton in this film.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
May:Cody, Cody, Cody. I understand you're a private investigator.
Faye:And we want to know if you'll investigate our privates.
May:Mmm hmm.
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Good memories, 1 April 2006
Author: Mike Eder from Naperville IL

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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