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Too Hot to Handle (1977)

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Sexy adventure film has international hit lady Caffaro involved in James Bondish escapades in Manila.


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Complete credited cast:
Cheri Caffaro ... Samantha Fox
Aharon Ipalé ... Domingo De La Torres
Vic Diaz ... Sanchez
Corinne Calvet ... Madame Ruanda
John Van Dreelen ... MacKenzie Portman (as John vanDreelen)
Jordan Rosengarten Jordan Rosengarten ... Justin Stockwell
Butz Aquino Butz Aquino ... Carlos Rossimo
Subas Herrero ... Octavio Calderone
Grace Lee Grace Lee ... Miss Chow
Paquito Salcedo Paquito Salcedo ... Lu Chang
Vic Silayan Vic Silayan ... District Attorney
Joonee Gamboa ... Mr. Bulacon (as June Gamboa)


Gorgeous blonde assassin Samantha Fox accepts a contract to liquidate a quintet of gangsters in the Philippines. Problems ensue when she falls in love with the Manila detective investigating the killings. Plenty of sleaze, sex and action in this actioner filmed on location. Written by Marty McKee mailto: <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Her mission--seduce and destroy! Her deadliest weapon--her body! [video] See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller


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Philippines | USA



Release Date:

7 January 1980 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bella y peligrosa See more »

Filming Locations:

Metro Manila, Philippines

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1.78 : 1
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The original title for this film was "The Hit Woman." See more »


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Lady Samantha
Performed by Julie McFadden
Music by John Montenegro
Lyrics by Michael Justin
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Caffaro is hot, the film so-so.
4 November 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

This is your ordinary mid-70s low-grade action-adventure with a female heroine, but it has two distinguishing features: the lead, Cheri Caffaro , is very sexy in an aggressive sort of way, and the director eroticizes the violence (Caffaro is virtually turned on by pain and death). That is quite a daring thing for a movie to do, and the people here deserve some credit for even attempting it. And the climax of the film is surprisingly suspenseful. Now, if only they had picked a more talented leading man and a better editor..... (**)

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