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Superchick (1973)

Tara B. True is a flight attendant who makes a weekly swing through New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. In each city, she has a man: Edward, older and wealthy; Johnny, a beach bum with ... See full summary »

Director:

Ed Forsyth

Writers:

Gary Crutcher (screenplay), John H. Burrows (original story) (as John Burrows)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joyce Jillson ... Superchick
Louis Quinn ... Garrick (as Louie Quinn)
Thomas Reardon Thomas Reardon ... Ernest
Tony Young ... Johnny
Timothy Wayne Brown Timothy Wayne Brown ... Davy (as Timothy Wayne-Brown)
John Carradine ... Igor Smith
Junero Jennings Junero Jennings ... Sims
Steve Drexel Steve Drexel ... Pete
James Carroll Jordan ... Marine
Jack Wells Jack Wells ... Announcer
Gus Peters ... Flasher
Norman Bartold ... Old Policeman
Phil Hoover Phil Hoover ... Tommy Hooks
Fuji Fuji ... Aki
Dale Ishimoto ... Karate Instructor
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Tara B. True is a flight attendant who makes a weekly swing through New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. In each city, she has a man: Edward, older and wealthy; Johnny, a beach bum with gambling debts; and, Davey, a rock musician on the cusp of success. Tara is a free spirit, faithful to each man in her own way, and so stunning that she dresses in a wig and ill-fitting uniform while she's working so men won't harass her constantly. The low-life whom Johnny is in debt to figures out a way to use Tara to help him execute a daring in-flight robbery. But will Tara stand by helplessly, or is superchick ready for action? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Everything You Ever Wanted In A Woman And More... A Lot More! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

R

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Trivia

Rene Bond and Roberta Collins both auditioned for the role of Superchick. See more »

Goofs

Tara's hairstyle changes back and forth during the karate class, due to the use of a stunt double. See more »

Quotes

Tara B. True: I never was a superpatriot, but there comes a time when you have to lie down and be counted.
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Crazy Credits

Actress Lilyan McBride's name is spelled "Lilyan Mac Bride" in the opening credits and as "Lilyan MacBride" in the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 3 (1996) See more »

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A feminist's cult movie.
16 August 2003 | by bbhlthphSee all my reviews

The name "cult movie" is often given to films which continue to be screened, or to sell in home movie format, more than a generation after they were first released. Superchick, which was first released in 1973, now comes into this category. Its cult status is largely due to ongoing interest in it by those women who regard it as an early and effective feminist film.

Despite the "Superwoman" connotation, "Superchick" is not a cartoon character but a very competent young lady working as an air stewardess - a career option which in the 1970's was commonly regarded as one of the most glamorous open to any girl, and which also enables her to emulate the traditional matelot who reputedly has a wife in every port. Since she holds black belt status in karate, she is in a position to make it quite clear that she is very happy with her bachelor existence, and is in no way beholden to any of her extensive suite of male admirers. This film is a situation comedy which avoids the generally much shorter lived appeal of outright farce. Its appeal to feminists is also heightened by a climax in which our heroine uses her karate abilities to avert a hijacking and save all the other passengers on her plane from a potentially unpleasant fate. To ensure that this film will appeal to men as well as to their partners, the Director has wisely ensured that is liberally sprinkled with eye candy.

Superchick can be enjoyed by those who are not too critical and want a very light easy to watch comedy which they will forget soon after viewing. It is so forgettable that they will probably find it equally enjoyable if watched again in a year's time; despite its age it may therefore retain its status as a cult movie for some time to come. However the dialogue and acting would make it hard to give this film a rating of more than 4/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Marimark Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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