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Sudden Death (1985)

A New York City career woman becomes a vigilante after being raped by two car thieves.

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Cast

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Denise Coward ...
Valarie Wells
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Detective Marty Lowery
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Willie
Robert Trumbull ...
Herbert
Rebecca Hollen ...
Peggy
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Kosakowski
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Raphael
Arnie Mazer ...
Sailor
Gary Majchrazak ...
Reggie
Tony Jaffe ...
Van Driver
Doug McCoy ...
Cooch Elliot
Steve Wise ...
Bruce Ryan
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Detective Carter
Mischa Bogin ...
Hot Dog Vendor
Timothy Roselle ...
Gun Salesman (as Tim Roselle)
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Storyline

Valarie is a happy, successful career woman, engaged to a charming and handsome man. She drives a great car and lives in a beautiful apartment. Then one night she hails the wrong taxi. She is brutally raped by the two car thieves who were taking a joyride. They leave her on the sidewalk to die after they're done with her. When she recovers, her fiancée abandons her, and with the police unable to help much in tracking down her attackers, Valarie buys a gun and takes to the gritty streets after dark, luring and killing street thugs who accosted her while searching for the two thugs to get her revenge. She becomes known in the press as the 'Dum-Dum Killer' because of the hollow-point bullets she pattens out and uses. At the same time, she begins dating a sympathetic police detective, named Marty, who takes an interest in her rape case, while tracking down the 'Dum-Dum Killer', and when he begins to suspect her, he is torn between upholding the law and protecting his newest love interest. Written by Anonymous

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Don't Mess With This Dirty Harriet! See more »

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Action | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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13 September 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dirty Harriet  »

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1.85 : 1
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[Detective Lowery has just found the dum-dum bullets in Valarie's desk drawyer when she walks in and he notices the fresh slash wounds on both of her upper arms]
Detective Marty Lowery: I didn't know those animals cut your shoulders too.
Valarie Wells: It wasn't "those" animals who cut my shoulders.
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Connections

Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

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Sudden Death
Performed by Bloodlines
Courtesy of Streetwise Records
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Revenge is sweet, no matter how it's gotten.
28 November 1998 | by (Springfield, MO) – See all my reviews

I know that this is an old and campy movie, but the message as a whole rings true even today...if someone gets raped, they want revenge and boy is it sweet when you get it. Look at Sally Fields in "An Eye for an Eye" ----You want it, You get it, You love it!


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