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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 ...
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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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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 »

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

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[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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References Late Night with David Letterman (1982) See more »

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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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campy goodness
3 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

the opening sets the tone: a US Operative implores a feminist college professor to enter the wilds of the Avocado jungle and help reclaim it from the cannibalistic, radical, ancient feminist order of the Barracuda women. why? because the acquisition of avocados is imperative to national security.

with a beginning like this, how much campier can it get?

apparently, very. this movie also contains truly the worst fencing scene i have ever witnessed. Bill Maher makes an appearance as the hapless last hope for male superiority in the jungle, although he really only serves as a vehicle for the movie's laughable commentary on the war of the sexes.

a gem of bad cinema. i highly recommend.


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