4.8/10
1,827
29 user 36 critic

Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 15 March 1989 (USA)
Trailer
2:12 | Trailer

Watch Now

$0.00 (SD) with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
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 »

Director:

(as J.D. Athens)

Writer:

(as J.D. Athens)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pizza Man (1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A pizza man is on a quest to get $15.23 when someone orders one. He uncovers a plot to rule the world and stops at nothing to get his pay.

Director: J.F. Lawton
Stars: Bill Maher, Annabelle Gurwitch, David McKnight
Nightmare (1981)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A mental patient embarks on a murder spree upon escaping from an institution.

Director: Romano Scavolini
Stars: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A skeptical college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years. Like the learned, rational fellow he is, he forces her to destroy all her magical charms and ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Janet Blair, Margaret Johnston
The Baby (1973)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant.

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Anjanette Comer, Ruth Roman, Marianna Hill
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend.

Director: Danny Steinmann
Stars: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Robert Dryer
Scorned (1994)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A vengeful widow is out to seduce the relatives of the man she blames for her husband's death.

Director: Andrew Stevens
Stars: Shannon Tweed, Andrew Stevens, Kim Morgan Greene
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Crazy old Professor Gangreen has developed a way to make tomatoes look human for a second invasion.

Director: John De Bello
Stars: Anthony Starke, George Clooney, Karen M. Waldron
Shatterbrain (1991)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries. The husband is a chemical ... See full summary »

Director: Dan O'Bannon
Stars: John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik
Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields
Dead & Buried (1981)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life.

Director: Gary Sherman
Stars: James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson
Witchboard (1986)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman (Kitaen) finds an interest in her friend Brandon's Ouija Board when he brings it by her party.

Director: Kevin Tenney
Stars: Todd Allen, Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols
Ringu 0 (2000)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In this prequel to Ring, a young Sadako becomes an actress in hopes of escaping her troubled past. But strange visions and terrifying powers begin to manifest...

Director: Norio Tsuruta
Stars: Yukie Nakama, Seiichi Tanabe, Kumiko Asô
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dr. Margo Hunt
...
Jim
...
Bunny (as Karen Mistal)
...
Dr. Kurtz
...
Jean-Pierre
...
Ford Maddox
...
Dean Stockwell (as Jim McKrell)
Paul Ross ...
Col. Mattel
Vicky Varner ...
Barracuda Leader
Alan David Gelman ...
Donnahew Leader
...
Secretary
...
Fred
...
Sam
James Trenton ...
Unsavory
Steve Reid ...
Bushito
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

These women are serious about their taste in men!

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jungle Heat  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene in which they are standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking a city below and Margo Hunt says, "San Bernardino, a rough speck of civilization on the edge of the Avocado belt" is an an obvious spoof of the scene in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), where Ben Kenobi and Luke Skywalker are standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking a spaceport below and Ben says, "Mos Eisley spaceport: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." See more »

Goofs

(at around 81 mins) In the scene at Malibu Estates, two hands are visible holding the "Cultural Assimilation: Piranha Women" sign in one of the shots. In another shot seconds later, the person holding the sign is gone. 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...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Featured in Bimbo Movie Bash (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

2000 1/2
Written by Carl Dante (BMI)
Courtesy of Intramusic Publishing
Published by Intramusic Publishing (BMI), Phantom Publishing (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"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.)


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Christine Lavin megameganb
Script? mrgrsmnky2

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?