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Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989)

 -  Action | Comedy | Horror  -  15 March 1989 (USA)
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The government hires a feminist at the local university to track down the Piranha Women living in the uncharted Avocado Jungle (westernmost outpost is San Bernardino) to convince them to ... See full summary »

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Dr. Margo Hunt
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Jim
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Bunny (as Karen Mistal)
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Dr. Kurtz
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Jean-Pierre
Barry Primus ...
Ford Maddox
Jim McKrell ...
Dean Stockwell
Paul Ross ...
Col. Mattel
Vicky Varner ...
Barracuda Leader
Alan David Gelman ...
Donnahew Leader
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Secretary
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Fred
Lloyd Gordon ...
Sam
James Trenton ...
Unsavory
Steve Reid ...
Bushito
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The government hires a feminist at the local university to track down the Piranha Women living in the uncharted Avocado Jungle (westernmost outpost is San Bernardino) to convince them to move to a reservation condo in Malibu. She hires a guide at the edge of the jungle, a male chauvinist pig, and they have many arguments about men and women as they work their way in, and eventually confront the Piranha Women. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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These women are serious about their taste in men!

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Action | Comedy | Horror

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15 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Jungle Heat  »

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Trivia

The film was shot primarily in the avocado groves maintained by the University of California at Riverside (UCR), which the university uses for horticultural experiments. See more »

Goofs

When Jim "turns off" the harmonica playing, he's actually adjusting the graphic equalizer on the boom box. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Fred and Sam are hacking their way through the Avocado Jungle with machetes, then pause to take stock of their situation]
Fred: We're lost.
Sam: No, we're not - look! Over there!
[the camera zooms in on an avocado hanging from a twig. The two guys approach it, and Sam pulls the avocado into his hand. Fred takes it and stashes away]
Fred: Sam.
Sam: Yeah?
Fred: I think we should head back. We're getting in too deep.
Sam: Oh, don't - Wait a second. What's that I hear? It sounds like... women! Laughing!
Fred: Let's get outta...
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Boleggo
Written by Carl Dante (BMI) & Herbie Hind (BMI)
Courtesy of Intramusic Publishing
Published by Intramusic Publishing (BMI), Phantom Publishing (BMI)
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"Heart of Darkness" as a comedy -- I *love* it!
2 February 1999 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Anyone who doesn't get this movie must not have been tortured by "Heart of Darkness" in High School. Kurtz has gone native in the jungle, and the tale is of the intrepid party braving the unknown to retrieve him... er, her. Kurtz dies, gasping, "The horror... the horror."

"Apocalypse Now!" -- another movie based on 'Heart' -- was an incredibly powerful film. Better than the original book, in my estimation. 'Cannibal Women' is the opposite end of the spectrum... a total farce. And it's also better than the original.

So if you didn't like this movie, read "Heart of Darkness," then watch this again. It'll make more sense, and it'll certainly seem a heck of a lot funnier.

(Okay, after 'Heart' *anything* is funnier... but you get the idea.)


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