Down 10,927 this week

Sukeban gerira (1972)

 |  Action  |  12 August 1972 (Japan)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 443 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 16 critic

Miko Sugimoto is the leader of the Red Helmet Gang, a biker girl gang from Shinjuku who wind up in Kyoto and make a bid to take over the local girl gangs there. Successful for a short time ... See full summary »



(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 titles
created 11 Jun 2011
a list of 223 titles
created 07 Dec 2011
a list of 975 titles
created 11 Dec 2011
a list of 109 titles
created 29 Mar 2014
a list of 35 titles
created 4 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Sukeban gerira" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Sukeban gerira (1972)

Sukeban gerira (1972) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sukeban gerira.


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Nami, a young woman, is released from the prison after serving 3 years for killing a man. She becomes a hostess to support a sick woman thanks to whom she was released before her term. ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Stars: Meiko Kaji, Tsunehiko Watase, Akiko Koyama
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge.

Director: Toshiya Fujita
Stars: Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Nami(played by Meiko Kaji) returns to Tokyo to find the man who killed her father 13 years ago. On the way she saves a young woman named Hanae who's father had sold her for prostitution. ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Stars: Meiko Kaji, Shin'ichi Chiba, Shingo Yamashiro
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

One dark and stormy night, a middle age prison escapee haphazardly breaks into the luxurious mason of a wealthy and privileged family and rapes the young wife in front of her bound husband.... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki
Stars: Hiromi Namino, Natsuko Yashiro, Asami Ogawa
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After escaping from an insane asylum, a young medical student takes on the identity of a dead man to discover the true identity of a man whose picture he saw in a newspaper--who is his ... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yukie Kagawa, Teruko Yumi
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Akemi and the man of her clan confront their opponents; Akemi delivers a sword thrust to kill the opponents' leader, and Aiko, his daughter, tries to interpose herself, suffering a glancing... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two Japanese men help a Vietnam war deserter escape from Japan for Sweden. They plan to fund the escape by selling LSD pills. After word of the drug deal gets spread around they find themselves fending off rival gangs.

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe
Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Noriko Kurosawa, Meiko Kaji
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The local yakuza gangs dominating the port of Yokohama do not take well the invasion of their territory by a daring biker gang, led by a girl in black leather outfit and cowboy hat - ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Stars: Reiko Oshida
Drama | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Shunya Itô
Stars: Meiko Kaji, Mikio Narita, Reisen Ri
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Delinquent girl boss meets and conflicts with an orphan girl who lives an isolated life after the dramatic deaths of her parents. She plays the piano, but stands up against her lecherous guardian, who is also a school official.

Director: Noribumi Suzuki
Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Reiko Ike, Natsuko Miura
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Toshiya Fujita
Stars: Meiko Kaji, Takeo Chii, Yoshio Inaba
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A life in reform school has left Rika (Reiko Oshida) with the yearning to start life anew as a regular Japanese citizen... See full synopsis »

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Stars: Reiko Oshida, Masumi Tachibana, Yukie Kagawa


Cast overview, first billed only:
Sachiko Kiyama
Nami , Shûji's Sister
Emi Jo ...
Yuki (as Emi Jô)
Linda Kimoto ...
Midori (as Rinda Kimoto)
Naomi Oka ...
Ryôko Ema ...
Miwako Onaya ...
Midori Hiro ...
Kaya Hozumi ...
Kyôko Tsukasa ...
Tadashi Naruse ...
Ichiro Miyazaki , The Boxer (as Masataka Naruse)
Michitaro Mizushima ...
Masataka Hatta , The Head of Boxing gym
Natsuko Miura ...
Chizuko Hatta , Masataka's Daughter
Cassius Naitô ...
Speedy Hamaguchi (as Naitô Kashiasu)
Tôru Abe ...
Takeshi Tsutsui , Gang Boss (as Tooru Abe)


Miko Sugimoto is the leader of the Red Helmet Gang, a biker girl gang from Shinjuku who wind up in Kyoto and make a bid to take over the local girl gangs there. Successful for a short time in ruling the streets it isn't long before Miko and her crew run afoul of the local Yakuza, and are forced to turn to Reiko Ike, a ronin Yakuza girl, and sister to one of the top Yakuza in Kyoto, for help, leading to a murderous showdown at a small coastal resort. Written by rabbit541

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sex | female nudity | See All (2) »







Release Date:

12 August 1972 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Girl Boss Guerilla  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


During her fight with Rika, one of Sachiko's flip flops comes off. After Sachiko gets up from getting kicked by Rika, the flip flop Sachiko lost is back on her foot. See more »


Follows Queen Bee Strikes Again (1971) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Boob Shows She's Boss!
16 March 2010 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Admittedly the Japanese exploitation cinema of 70's, and then particularly the so-called "Pinky Violence" movie trend, wasn't my personal biggest area of cinematic expertise but I've learned a lot in one week through watching a handful of classics. I even learned some Japanese, like I know that the term "Sukeban" means 'delinquent boss girl' and refers to a series of films revolving on untamed all-girl biker gangs and their fierce adventures. Less impressive than the contemporary WIP efforts (like the "Female Prisoner: Scorpion" series) and less virulent than the Yakuza flicks (like "Sex and Fury"), but definitely great entertainment and quintessential cult cinema!

"Girl Boss Guerrilla" introduces the bad-ass Red Helmet gang, led by the self-assured and insanely luscious Sachiko. The girls proudly expose their sexily tattooed left boobs and fill their days by making illegal money, like through blackmailing religious monks and stealing charity money meant for the victims of the Hiroshima bomb. See, it's little details like that what make films like "Girl Boss Guerrilla" so provocative, scandalous and shocking for the time & spirit in which they came out. The girls head from Tokyo to Kyoto, where Sachiko promptly takes over the leadership of a local girl biker gang. This is naturally settled through a cat-fight where shirts are torn to shreds and eyes are nearly scratched out. Halfway through the film, Sachiko falls in love with an amateur boxer and the gang runs continuously in conflict with the male Yakuza criminals until war and deadly vengeance become inevitable.

This is another terrific Pinky Violence "classic" that has it all. There's plenty of kinky sex and turbulent violence, but particularly the demented sub plots and bizarre flashes of (unintentional??) slapstick make "Girl Boss Guerrilla" such a fascinating and compelling experience. There's the priest with an STD, sentimental guitar singing by a long- haired Japanese hippie and the random kidnapping of a boxing instructor's daughter. Excellent acting performances from the stunning Miki Sugimoto, the even more stunning Reiko Ike – who strangely enough keeps her clothes on throughout the whole film – and a whole lot of other unscrupulous Japanese beauties.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Sukeban gerira (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: