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Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989)

PG-13 | | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Margo Hunt
Bunny (as Karen Mistal)
Dr. Kurtz
Ford Maddox
Dean Stockwell (as Jim McKrell)
Paul Ross ...
Col. Mattel
Vicky Varner ...
Barracuda Leader
Alan David Gelman ...
Donnahew Leader
James Trenton ...
Steve Reid ...


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!


Action | Comedy | Horror


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15 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Jungle Heat  »

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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 »


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


[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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Written by Carl Dante (BMI) & Herbie Hind (BMI)
Courtesy of Intramusic Publishing
Published by Intramusic Publishing (BMI), Phantom Publishing (BMI)
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Worth viewing just to see Bill Maher's old nose
4 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie is very campy and knows it. It tries to make fun of feminists and chauvinists at the same time, and does so quite well. It is very (very) light entertainment.

Bill Maher plays a light-hearted chauvinist who teaches a tribe of sensitive men all about beer and corvettes. Seeing Bill Maher in purple bikini underwear before being put into a pot to stew, and having him discover a carrot in the pot and uttering the words "What's up Doc" is very worth the viewing experience..

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