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Scorchy (1976)

Seattle undercover narc Jackie Parker (Stevens) is out to bust the drug smuggling ring commanded by Philip Bianco (Danova).

Director:

Howard Avedis (as Hikmet Avedis)

Writer:

Howard Avedis (as Hikmet Avedis)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Connie Stevens ... Jackie Parker
Cesare Danova ... Philip Bianco
William Smith ... Carl Henrich
Norman Burton ... Chief Frank O'Brien (as Normann Burton)
John Davis Chandler ... Nicky (as John David Chandler)
Joyce Jameson ... Mary Davis
Greg Evigan ... Alan
Nick Dimitri ... Steve
Nate Long Nate Long ... Charlie
Ingrid Cedergren Ingrid Cedergren ... Suzi
Ellen Thurston Ellen Thurston ... Maria
Ray Sebastian Ray Sebastian ... Counterman
Mike Esky Mike Esky ... Dimitri
Gene White Gene White ... Big Boy
Marlene Schmidt ... Claudia Bianco
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Seattle undercover narc Jackie Parker (Stevens) is out to bust the drug smuggling ring commanded by Philip Bianco (Danova).

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She's Killed A Man, Been Shot At, And Made Love Twice Already This Evening... And The Evening Isn't Over Yet!


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1978 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Federal Undercover Agent Jackie Parker See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hickmar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Greg Evigan. See more »

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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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Scorched Attempt
13 January 2010 | by Chase_WitherspoonSee all my reviews

Connie Stevens is a pert, buxom Hollywood B-grade starlet, custom built for the exploitation genre, but even this film is beneath her talents. She plays a 'Police Woman' type undercover agent trying to crack a narcotics ring operating between Rome and California. Known for her promiscuous behaviour and unconventional tactics, she's highly effective although often castigated for her entrapments. Embedded, she's recruited by a drug dealer's wife to act as courier for a cartel, but things go awry. She's on her way to solving the mystery when she seduces the drug dealer's young brother-in-law for information - alas, he expires before he can 'give it to her'. And so begins a sordid path of lurid seduction and retributions.

Director Avedis had made a few mild exploitation attempts ("The Specialist", "The Teacher"), prior to this effort, but his level of skill hasn't improved. Stevens is vivacious and professional while dependable Smith makes a particularly nasty villain - in one scene, he knocks a motorcyclist from his mount, backtracks on the stolen bike, kicks the stricken rider in the head, then shoots him point blank for his troubles. Crooner Evigan in his film debut is out of his depth in this genre (and as evidenced by his future filmography), while Burton is solid as a stereotypical police chief passively reigning in his star performer's excesses.

Notwithstanding the banal dialogue, amateurish cinematography and laboured narrative, "Scorchy" has all the hallmarks of a bona fide sexploitation picture, and therefore, should've been far more entertaining fare. Unfortunately, the low T&A quotient limits that appeal, which in a film titled "Scorchy" is a major liability. Scorchy is clearly a misnomer - it's just laboriously tepid.


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