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Policewomen (1974)

A lady cop infiltrates an all-female criminal gang.

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... Lacy Bond
... Frank Mitchell
Phil Hoover ... Doc
Elizabeth Stuart ... Maude
... Pam (as Jeanie Bell)
Chuck Daniel ... Inspector Martell
... Janette
Richard Schuyler ... Pete Peterson
... Kim
Wes Bishop ... Raymond
... Laura (as Susan McIver)
Steven Stewart ... Fenwick
... Caroline
Jody Daniels ... Policeman (as Jody Daniel)
Lee Frost ... Catalina Attendant
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A lady cop infiltrates an all-female criminal gang.

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Despite the title there are no actual Policewomen in this film. Despite being in law enforcement Pam is a Federal agent and Lacy is a Prison Guard! Neither one is technically a Policewoman! :) See more »

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Inspector Martell: What we have here is a large organized crime wave obviously committed by a well-organized gang of women.
Lacy Bond: Like a female mafia?
Inspector Martell: It sure looks that way. And pardon my pun, but our male undercover agents haven't been able to penetrate the gang.
Lacy Bond: So you need a woman - pardon my pun - to go undercover.
Pete Peterson: Or under the covers!
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The girls are back in town
9 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Policewomen is an action movie directed by Lee Frost, who made several exploitation flicks including the pleasingly ridiculous The Thing with Two Heads (1972) about a white racist who has his head transplanted onto the body of a black guy! This one is certainly less psychotronic than that effort but is better value overall in my view. Its title makes no sense at all of course, as there is only really one policewoman in the film, seemingly it was going to be titled 'Policewoman' until a TV movie of that name was aired just before its release so the producers just pluralized the title of this one. Whatever the case, it hardly matters. It's about a female police officer who goes undercover to infiltrate an all-female gang of criminals.

I really like films full of women so this one was right up my alley. The guys that appear are very peripheral and sometimes even get beat up by the chicks, which is never a bad thing. But seeing as it's a 70's action flick, while it has some material satirising male chauvinism, the female empowerment stuff is offset by a sprinkling of nudity throughout, so everyone's a winner basically. The lead actress is Sondra Currie who makes for a great heroine. She, and the other women, get involved in much kung fu fighting and it's consistently entertaining stuff. The film opens with a prison break and then moves onto its gangster plot-line but it is in essence a female-led action flick which was clearly aimed at the unpretentious low budget drive-in crowd. I personally found quite a lot to like about this one and consider it something of a success.


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