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


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Ashley Peldon ... Little Darcy

Rick Rossovich ... Lt. Stan Walker

Michael Wiseman ... Hacksaw

Bradford Tatum ... Razor

Casey Siemaszko ... Dr. Goddard
Kimberley Roberts ... Nurse
Kyle Fredericks ... Orderly

Joan Severance ... Darcy Walker (Black Scorpion)

Terri J. Vaughn ... Veronica / Tender Lovin'
Bruce Abbott ... Michael Russo

Darryl M. Bell ... E-Z Street

Garrett Morris ... Argyle
Randall Shiro Ideishi ... Tong Leader

Stephen Lee ... Captain Strickland
John Sanderford ... Aldridge
Steven Kravitz ... Slugger (Rookie #1)
Shane Powers ... Specs (Cop #2)

Paula Trickey ... Leslie Vance
Ed Gilbert ... Breathtaker (voice)
Heather O'Ryan ... Teenage Runaway
Rick Tyler Barnes ... Mugger
Vincent Chase ... Accountant

Anita Hart ... Scary Mary

Rosine 'Ace' Hatem ... Connie the Crusher

Kurt D. Lott ... Security Guard #1
Anthony Kramme ... Security Guard #2
Rodman Flender ... Hank
Matt Roe ... Mayor Artie Worth

Janelle Paradee ... Babette
Rick Dean ... Wino

Mike Elliott ... Cop #1
Jonathan Winfrey ... Bar Patron

Gregg Brazzel ... Guard in Store
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Kilde ... Security Guard #1 (uncredited)

Michael J. Pagan ... Kid (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jonathan Winfrey 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Craig J. Nevius 

Produced by
Roger Corman .... executive producer
Mike Elliott .... producer
Lance H. Robbins .... executive producer
Original Music by
Kevin Kiner 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey George 
Film Editing by
Gwyneth Gibby 
Thomas Petersen 
Casting by
Jan Glaser 
Production Design by
Eric Kahn 
Nava (supervising production designer)
Art Direction by
Aaron Mays 
Set Decoration by
Cynthia Anne Slagter 
Costume Design by
Michael Burnett 
Makeup Department
Michael Burnett .... special makeup effects
Beth Klein .... assistant makeup artist
Stephanie L. Massie .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Mitch Buroker .... post-production supervisor (as Mitchell Buroker)
Jud Cremata .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddie Boles .... second second assistant director (as Edward C. Boles)
Kevin Driver .... second assistant director
Hank Grover .... first assistant director
Michael R. Melamed .... second assistant director
Robin Scovill .... second unit director
Don Dunn .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Gregory B. Atkins .... property master
Mark Brand .... scenic artist (as Mark 'Cupcake' Brand)
John Bratton .... lead man (as John 'J.B.' Bratton)
Michael A. Clark .... carpenter
Chad Courtland .... carpenter
Patrick Curran .... carpenter
Donovan Davidson .... carpenter
Sam Dean .... carpenter
Steven Doss .... carpenter
Wade S. Echer .... scenic artist
Ivan Escalante .... carpenter
Michael Fryer .... carpenter
Joe Garcia .... stagehand: second unit
Noe Geminino .... stagehand: second unit
Dan Gough .... carpenter
Kate Harrington .... set designer
Jean-Paul Issock .... carpenter
Rick Jacobson .... illustrator
Scott Kitchen .... carpenter
Jose de la Bufadora .... carpenter
Katie Maloney .... key scenic artist
Byron May .... carpenter
Andreas Meier .... scenic artist
Jonathan Mullen .... construction coordinator
Casildo Munoz .... stagehand: second unit
Serge Nofield .... muralist
John S. Ogden .... carpenter
Erik Polczwartek .... scenic artist
Greg Ramsey .... art swing gang
Eva Rossovich .... key scenic artist
Joe Russu .... carpenter
Heather Shira .... scenic artist
Terrell Smith .... on-set dresser (as Terrell J. Smith)
Mary Spain .... assistant art director
Patrick Sproule .... carpenter
David Todd .... lead man
Jesse Vint IV .... carpenter
Eileen Weisinger .... scenic artist
Brad A. Willett .... carpenter
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... dialogue mixer
David Bondelevitch .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert E. Borge .... stereo sound consultant
Thomas P. Boyle .... sound mixer
Denise Brady .... dialogue editor
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley editor
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley recordist
Dominique Decaudain .... foley artist
Jeff Enden .... boom operator
Greg Konblett .... boom operator
Jennifer Nash .... sound recordist
Elizabeth Rainey .... foley artist
Yuri Reese .... adr editor
Bill V. Robbins .... sound mixer
William Smith .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bill Smith)
William Smith .... supervising re-recording mixer
Raymond E. Spiess III .... assistant dialogue editor
Ray Spiess .... supervising dialogue editor
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... stereo sound consultant
Jeffrey R. Whitcher .... supervising sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Bob Farnham .... special effects
Perry Harovas .... special effects
David Covarrubias .... key animatronic designer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Perry Harovas .... visual effects
Rick Avery .... stunts
Eric Chambers .... stunts
Bret Davidson .... stunts
Yannick Derrien .... stunts
Anita Hart .... stunt double: Michelle Lintel
Maria R. Kelly .... stunts
Rob King .... stunts
Will Leong .... utility stunts (2 episodes)
Cole S. McKay .... stunt coordinator
J. Suzanne Rampe .... stunts
Allen Robinson .... utility stunts
Mark Sarna .... stunts
Monica Staggs .... stunt double
Ellen G. Statham .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunt coordinator
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt double: Adam West
Jason Ybarra .... stunts
Nancy Young .... stunt double: Joan Severance
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunt double (uncredited)
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts (uncredited)
Lee Whittaker .... stunts (uncredited)
Harry Wowchuk .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Ayers .... electrician
Trent Baldwin .... grip
Dennis Barth .... electrician (as Dennis Barth Jr.)
Tony Bendt .... dolly grip
Roman W. Bennett .... electrician
Jose Bouza .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jerry Cohen .... grip
Scott de Mersseman .... grip
Carlos DePalma .... grip
Tori Donaldson .... camera loader
Hector Escobar .... grip
Louie Escobar .... gaffer
Tommy 'Hooper' Flanagan .... grip
Scott Froschauer .... grip
Steve Gainer .... title background photographer
Daniel H. Goldstein .... electrician
Michael Graef .... electrician
Darren Grant .... electrician
Kathy Grieb .... electrician
Mitch Gulbin .... key grip
R. Dana Harlow .... grip
Brady Harris .... electrician
James Heywood .... dolly grip
Travis G. Hjorth .... grip (as Travis Hjorth)
Joseph E. Jones .... electrician
Heather Lea .... first assistant camera: second unit
Joshua Liberman .... best boy electric
Kenji Luster .... Steadicam operator
Carlo Maggiora .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael McGarry .... electrician
Michael G. Mirabal Sr. .... gaffer
Daisuke Dice Miyake .... best boy grip
Carlos Montaner .... gaffer
Christopher Moreman .... first assistant camera (as Chris Moreman)
M. David Mullen .... cinematographer: second unit
Luc G. Nicknair .... cinematographer: second unit
Yoshiharu Nushida .... still photographer: second unit
Hitoshi Ogasawara .... still photographer: second unit
Simon Peck .... electrician
Andrew Phillips .... electrician
Kosta Rigopoulos .... electrician
Hector Rivera .... grip
Brooks Robinson .... Steadicam operator
Andrea V. Rossotto .... additional photographer
John Scivoletto .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeffrey Shepherd .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tim Shinkle .... grip
Vicki Torres .... electrician
Ethan Tyer .... second assistant camera
Mark Venezia .... grip
Mark Razzle Walden .... grip
Peter Washburn .... gaffer: second unit (as Peter O.M. Washburn)
James WilderHancock .... grip (as James Hancock)
Matthew Winfrey .... grip: second unit
Erik Wolford .... electrician
Klaus Brodesser .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Susanne Bieger .... casting apprentice
Joey Chang .... casting apprentice
Michelle Coons .... casting apprentice
Jorge García .... casting apprentice
Paul Hertzberg .... casting advisor
Adam Kingl .... casting apprentice
Charles Matthews .... extras casting
Jerry Whitworth .... casting assistant
Jim Wynorski .... assistant casting advisor
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Burnett .... special costume designer
Rina Moore .... assistant costumer
Tami Mor .... additional costumer
Tuck John Porter .... costumer
Editorial Department
Kelley Baker .... post-production assistant
Susan Davis .... assistant film editor
Bob Fredrickson .... color timer
Spurgeon Johns .... post-production assistant
Jan Kikumoto .... executive in charge of post-production
Skip Kimball .... telecine colorist
Michael Kuge .... post-production coordinator
Andrew Swift .... assistant film editor (as Andrew H. Swift)
Jim Towne .... post-production runner
Kristin Windell .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Paul Di Franco .... music supervisor
Alexandra Patsavas .... music coordinator
Ted Plank .... music assistant
Transportation Department
Kevin Doyle .... driver
Alexander Freedman .... transportation coordinator: second unit
Charles Gatson .... transportation captain
Skeeter Haffner .... transportation coordinator
Donald Hurd .... driver
James Meech .... driver
Jesus Ruben Ordaz .... driver
Mark Seagraves .... driver
Other crew
Kelly Akers .... script supervisor
Daniel Bornstein .... production assistant
Mark Caplan .... metal sculptor
Justin H. Conley .... craft service
Tim Devolve .... production assistant
Carla DiBenedetto .... production assistant
Nora Genelin .... production coordinator
Lisa M. Hansen .... craft service
Reginald Hardine .... production assistant
Chris Hatzke .... production assistant
Diana Kaufman .... ring specialist
Elizabeth L. Kinney .... production assistant
Alex Kivlen .... location manager
Catalaine Knell .... craft service
Matthew Lipeles .... production assistant
Chuck Moore .... gun wrangler
George Munoz .... stage manager: second unit
Luis Muñoz .... assistant stage manager: second unit
Jeff Orr .... script supervisor (as Jeffrey Orr)
Cheryl Parnell .... production executive
Kelly Randell .... craft service
Brian Rudnick .... production coordinator: second unit
Eric N. Rygh .... production assistant
Sandra N. Sabatine .... craft service
Aron Sanchez .... craft service
Ad Lucien Santell .... production assistant
Dakin Spain .... location scout
Joyce Westergaard .... craft service
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and some language
92 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | USA:R

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Continuity: 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 »
Darcy Walker:[a homeless man holds the clothes of Black Scorpion] Do you mind if I take those?
Homeless man:No. I'll just keep lookin' for the naked lady.
[as Darcy walks away]
Homeless man:I was joking, lady!
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One Long Over-Extended Joke, 6 February 2013
Author: James Hitchcock from Tunbridge Wells, England

Ever since the original "Superman" film from the late seventies, Hollywood has been conducting a long-running love-affair with the comic book superhero. Most of the well-known figures from the Marvel and DC comics stables have been given their own film franchises- Superman, Batman, Spiderman, The Hulk, Captain America, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, etc. Indeed, many more obscure figures have also been adapted for the cinema; until the recent film came out, for example, I had no idea that Thor was a crime-fighting superhero as well as a Norse god.

One curious exception to the rush to turn superheroes and superheroines into film stars is Wonder Woman, even though she was given her own long- running TV series, starring Lynda Carter, in the seventies. One explanation I have heard for this omission is that, although Wonder Woman was originally conceived as a symbol of female empowerment, her skimpy costume makes her today more of a male fantasy-figure. Hollywood producers are therefore worried that they will be accused of sexism if she keeps her original costume and of cowardly political correctness if she is forced to change it for something less revealing. Far safer, therefore, to steer clear of her altogether.

Roger Corman, however, appears to be quite unworried about allegations of either sexism or political correctness, because he acted as the producer of "Black Scorpion", a film whose eponymous heroine wears a costume quite as scanty as Wonder Woman's. Unlike most of the other superheroes who have become the subject of films she was an original creation, not derived from a comic book. (A "Black Scorpion" comic book came later). Actually, the word "original" might not be entirely appropriate in this context as the Black Scorpion shares many traits with other crime fighters, especially Batman. Like Batman, but unlike Superman or Spiderman, she does not actually possess any super powers, so has to rely upon strength, agility and technology, including a Batmobile-style car, to overcome the bad guys.

Like all self-respecting superheroes, the Black Scorpion keeps her real identity a close secret. Batman hid behind the millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne and Superman the mild-mannered, bespectacled journalist Clark Kent, and the Black Scorpion's alter ego is Darcy Walker, whose day job is that of a police detective. Darcy, however, finds herself frustrated by the limitations of police procedure, especially after her own father is murdered, and therefore moonlights as a freelance vigilante, a role in which she need not bother with all that civil liberties stuff about not beating suspects up or reading them their Miranda rights.

If this scenario were taken at all seriously, it could have formed the basis for an intriguing "Dirty Harry"- style thriller about the ethics of law enforcement, but "Black Scorpion" is not a film that takes itself seriously at all. Darcy is not so much a Dirty Harriet as a Batwoman, the model for the film being the camp "Batman" TV series of the 1960s rather than Tim Burton's rather brooding, Gothic interpretation of the Batman mythos. There are, however, certain parallels with Joel Schumacher's two Batman films which also came out during the mid nineties. Both the storyline and the characters are deliberately exaggerated and unrealistic, the whole thing being played more for laughs than for thrills.

We need not bother too much with the plot, standard superhero stuff in which the Black Scorpion thwarts a supervillain known as the Breathtaker, who has a particularly complex scheme for seizing power in the "City of Angels (for which, presumably, read Los Angeles) and who turns out to have been responsible for killing Darcy's father.

The heroine is played by the former supermodel Joan Severance, clearly cast more on the basis of her ability to look good in a revealing costume than on the basis of any acting talents, but in the context of a film like this acting talents do not really matter very much. One thing that does matter is that, although the Black Scorpion relies heavily on her martial arts prowess, Severance does not seem to possess any great fighting skills herself, and the fight sequences seem obviously staged. There is a contrast here with the work of other action heroes and heroines like Steven Segal, Jean-Claude van Damme or Cynthia Rothrock; they may not possess much in the way of acting skills, but at least they do know how to fight. The producers are never quite brave enough to turn the fight scenes into part of the joke, in the way that the "Batman" television series did , complete with captions reading "BIFF!", "WHAM!!" or "KERPOW!!!"

The problem with camp, self-mocking action films like this one is that they are essentially one-joke comedies, a joke which is forced to stretch a long way. The Adam West "Batman" was tolerable on TV in half- hour doses; indeed, if you were a child during the sixties (as I was), it was great fun. When the concept was extended into a standard-length feature film it became a bit tedious. "Black Scorpion" suffers from the same drawback, it is just one long, over-extended joke. 4/10

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