Blonde Beth gets the horrible news that her sister has been murdered by
some mob types running around in Charlotte, North Carolina. She teams
up with a reporter named Tom, who tells her all about head honcho Mr.
Demmons' routine of getting girls hooked on drugs and then using them
as prostitutes. Oh, Mr. Demmons also has a phobia of cats. So Beth
starts taking karate lessons, dyes her hair black (a wig) and decides
to bring down Demmons on her own. I'm usually a big fan of regional
action flicks, but this one is a pretty trying experience. Director Jim
Cinque has a unique style in that he opts to tell the audience nothing
90% of the time and let you fill in the blanks. Seriously, Beth just
shows up in one scene with her new look and I had no idea who she was.
I actually watched this again in fast forward just to make sure I got
everything straight. The "he's afraid of cats" bit is rather funny, but
it is never used in Demmons' downfall. In fact, there is one scene
where he is terrified of a cat and then it is forgotten. Now I get that
Beth is supposed to be cat-like in her all black get up (no thanks to
Cinque), but even that isn't capitalized upon (they couldn't add a "Who
are you?" "I'm the Cat" scene?). The director's shoddy staging is
perfectly matched by his awful filming. The fight scenes in this have
to be seen to be believed and static shots will have edits in them
moving characters heads around. The film's sole highlight is probably a
car chase where it totally looks like the other drivers on the road had
no idea a film was being made and thought they were seeing a real
police chase. I wouldn't put it past Cinque for opting not to let
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