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Angels' Brigade (1979)

PG | | Action, Comedy | February 1979 (USA)
Six sexy women, and a teenage girl, devastate a right-wing militia before doing battle with ruthless drug pushers.

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Greydon Clark
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvia Anderson Sylvia Anderson ... Terry Grant
Kieu Chinh ... Kako Umaro (as Lieu Chinh)
Jacqulin Cole ... April Thomas
Liza Greer Liza Greer ... Trish
Robin Greer Robin Greer ... Policewoman Elaine Brenner
Susan Kiger ... Michelle Wilson
Noela Velasco Noela Velasco ... Maria
Jack Palance ... Mike Farrell
Peter Lawford ... Burke
Jim Backus ... Cmdr. Lindsey March
Neville Brand ... Miller
Pat Buttram ... Van Salesman
Arthur Godfrey ... Arthur Godfrey
Alan Hale Jr. ... Manny (as Alan Hale)
Darby Hinton ... Sticks
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Storyline

Meet six women and a teenage girl who never expected to risk their lives fighting for justice. A schoolteacher had seen one too many kids succumb to drugs. A Las Vegas entertainer learned her brother had been beaten by a drug pusher. A martial arts teacher knew how insidious drugs were among children. A top model knew that drugs were destroying her life. A stunt driver was in shock when her brother overdosed - on drugs! Add a nosy schoolgirl and a policewoman with a perm, and you've got the Angels Brigade. These women (and the girl, too) are sexy, smart - and dangerous! Just ask the right-wing militia these ladies have destroyed. But the evil fat cats pushing drugs to kids? Not even they are a match for these vengeful vixens. They just say POW! to drug pushers. Written by J. Spurlin

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Lovely Girls...Masters of Judo, Karate and Weaponry! See more »

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Action | Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Freezing the DVD frame of the title card reveals the movie's original title, "Seven from Heaven." The ghost image of the words appear just before they are blacked out and replaced with "Angels' Revenge." See more »

Goofs

The female vigilantes' bomb explodes several different times. See more »

Quotes

April: Just put some mace and brass knuckles in your purse.
Maria: Well, I never go anywhere without them!
[pulls them out of her purse and laughs]
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Alternate Versions

In the re-release version, titled "Angels' Revenge," the structure of the film is radically changed. The womens' attack on the drug processing plant is moved from the middle of the film to the beginning. Halfway through this scene, the picture freezes, and newly recorded voiceover by Jacqueline Cole explains the action and sets up the background of the story. The next hour of the film is made up of the original cut's beginning, now told as a flashback. When the film reaches the point of the womens' raid on the drug plant, the narrative jumps forward, with more voiceover from Cole, and proceeds in an identical fashion to the original cut of the film. See more »

Connections

References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Shine Your Love on Me
Sung by Patty Foley
Words and Music by Gerald Lee and Marti Sharron (as Marti Sharon)
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Who brought the brain?
25 February 2003 | by johnnysugarSee all my reviews

An extended jiggle-fest made watchable only through the gracious lens of "Mystery Science Theatre 3000", "Angels' Bridage" (aka "Angels' Revenge") is a truly embarrassing rip-off of "Charlie's Angels" seemingly written and directed by hormone-crazed 16-year-old boys and starring an overwhelming number of has-been B-movie character actors.

The plot, as much as there is one, involves a quasi-feminist schoolteacher trying to take out a drug ring that pushes to kids. She enlists the aid of six stereotypes...er, I mean characters: a sassy black stunt driver, an Asian martial artist (of course), a disco singer, an oversexed model, a tough cop that loves her weaponry, and a bratty, annoying teenager who happens to be one of the teacher's students.

This movie is filled with things that will either make you laugh, cringe, or simply scratch your head, depending on your tolerance for horrid cinema. There's the Vietnamese character with the Japanese name. The singer whose record is "still climbing" up the charts but is still recognized by every character in the film. The "top model" who does her fashion shoots in a mall parking lot. Jim Backus in thigh-high military boots. A genital-mutilation-as-interrogation scene played for laughs. A squad of bouncy women who paint their nails and wear spiked heels on a commando raid. And don't forget the score, which rips off all sorts of recognizable music, from the theme to "Charlie's Angels" to John Williams' opening music for "Jaws" to Strauss' "Thus Spake Zarathustra" (also known as the music from "2001: A Space Odyssey").

See what Aaron Spelling hath wrought? 1 out of 10.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Angels See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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