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The Secret War of Jackie's Girls (1980)

During WW2, 6. female helicopter pilots are recruited for a secret mission in England. They will bring spies, refugees and weapons back and forth from the behind enemy lines.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Casey McCann
... Donna
... Zimmy
... Maxine
Caroline Smith ... Patti
... Russ
... Phyllis
... Jackie
... Buck
... Mabel
... Dr. Kruger
Henry Olek ... Dieter
Edward Bell ... Brewer
... Victor (as Francois-Marie Benard)
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During WW2, 6. female helicopter pilots are recruited for a secret mission in England. They will bring spies, refugees and weapons back and forth from the behind enemy lines.

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Action | Drama

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29 November 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comando W.A.A.E.  »

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1.33 : 1
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This was shown months after the death of Jacqueline Cochran who was Director of Women Pilots in the War Department in WWII. The real group was made up of two sections - the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron and the Women's Flying Training Detachment. The two combined to become the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP). Sixty-eight WASPS are still alive as of January 2018. See more »

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Laughable Nonsense
24 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Where do I start? A film set in wartime Britain yet the action is based around a US pastiche mansion with cliché suit of armour in the hallway and Britain and continental Europe look exactly like a hydro-electric riddled Rocky Mountains. All except the most minor characters seem of US origin so giving the impression that the US won the war single-handed. Moreover, the minor players are incapable of mustering a decent British accent between them. To compound this jarring impression the story is clearly told from a naive historical perspective with, for example, Britain being described as the last free country left in Europe! Mix in the anachronistic nonsense of an all woman squadron flying helicopters in the early 1940s and you have the perfect US feminist escapist fantasy circa 1980s.


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