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Black Scorpion (1995)

A female "BATMAN" with a strong story, intriguing characters, good action pacing... and several opportunities for sex.

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Little Darcy
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Walker
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Hacksaw
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Razor (as Brad Tatum)
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Kimberley Roberts ...
Nurse
Kyle Fredericks ...
Orderly
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Tender Lovin'
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Michael Russo
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E-Z Street
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Tong Leader (as Randy Ideishi)
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Capt. Strickland
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Aldridge
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Storyline

Darcy is a cop who is also a supehero named Black Scorpion at night who kicks and beats evildoers to a pulp. She soon catches wind of an asthmatic mad scientist who plans on tainting the city's air supply with a toxin. Only Darcy in her superhero garb can stop him with the assistance of a petty thief named Argyle and a really cool car. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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justice has a nasty sting.

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Action | Crime | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »
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22 August 1995 (USA)  »

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Roger Corman Presents 'Black Scorpion'  »

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While the production was shooting the downtown car chase, local news helicopters appeared and began covering the chase live, unaware that it was staged. See more »

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Throughout the movie, Darcy's boots (when dressed as Black Scorpion) change from high heels to flat during fights and other demanding movements. See more »

Quotes

[the crazed doctor is restricted to an iron lung]
Dr. Goddard: If I can't breathe like everyone else, then I'm gonna make everyone else breathe like me.
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Connections

Followed by Black Scorpion (2001) See more »

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Running Out Of Love
Written by Aulden Stevenson
Published by Roger's Little Shop of Music (BMI)
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Yo, Computer!
17 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

A cop watches the city attorney shoot her father with no apparent motive. She's thrown off the force for police brutality after confronting him in his jail cell, and vows to continue fighting crime by donning a dominatrix outfit and becoming a vigilante superhero.

Given this premise, the film wisely doesn't take itself too seriously, which makes its many glaring shortcomings more forgivable. Statuesque Joan Severance is appropriately amazonian as the title character. There are plenty of fight scenes; also a bit of nudity courtesy of a strip bar and an all-too-brief sex scene with Scorpion in costume.

Overall this is only an average comedy/action/thriller, even by b-grade standards. However, if you're a) a fan of Severance, or b) looking for a video with some intentional and unintentional laughs, a bit of softcore action and some butt-kicking scenes -- you won't be disappointed. My rating: 6/10.


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