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Hell Squad (1986)

R | | Action | 1 January 1986 (USA)
In order to rescue the son of a diplomat who has been kidnapped by terrorists, a group of Las Vegas showgirls undergo commando training and organize a rescue operation.

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Bainbridge Scott ... Jan
Glen Hartford ... Jack
Tina Lederman ... Tina
Maureen Kelly ... Member of Squad
Penny Prior ... Member of Squad
Lisa Nottingham ... Member of Squad
Kathy Jinnett ... Member of Squad
Loren Chamberlain ... Member of Squad
Kimberly Baucum ... Member of Squad
Madeline Parquette ... Member of Squad (as Delynn Gardner)
... The Sheik
... Jim
Jace Damon ... Mark
... Nightclub owner (as Bill Bryant)
Frank Romano ... Drill sergeant
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A diplomat's son is kidnapped by terrorists blackmailing the US government for plans of a new type of nuclear weapon. A friend of the diplomat puts together a squad of showgirls to rescue the son. Written by Tommie Nygren <tommie-n@dsv.su.se>

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Screenwriter Donald Glut wrote the film's screenplay, but withheld the last third from producer-director Kenneth Hartford (aka Kenneth Herts) when he wasn't paid. Rather than pay, Hartford opted to write his own ending, which explains the film's bizarre final half hour. See more »

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While in Las Vegas, one of the girls makes a reference to prostitution being legal there. Legalized prostitution in Nevada is up to each individual county; only a few counties allow it, and Clark County - where Las Vegas is located - is not one of them. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: A Christmas Story (2010) See more »

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The socio-political struggle for gender equality in the midst of the arms race.
7 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Hell Squad is the story of a group of Las Vegas showgirls come commandos sent to rescue a diplomat's son in what is truly the world's first "art" film. This beautifully made film has a stellar cast portraying multi-dimensional characters of such depth as the suspicious tiger-owning arab, the conflicted millionaire, and the large-breasted commandos.

The story itself deals with such important socio-political issues as the arms race, gender equality, water conservation, and animal cruelty. For example; a tiger's tail is stamped on by the villain's angry foot; these busty dancers prove that they can infiltrate the enemy with the best of em', while being socially responsible by bathing together because of a water shortage; and our damsel, the diplomat's son, is bound by shackles no one can see, representing the invisible threat of the neutron bomb (where did that elephant go?).

Finally, as the startling ending asserts, nothing is as it seems. The final scene is a shocker unlike anything you've witnessed since the glory days of Scooby Doo. For fast-paced, stimulating film-making at its finest, do yourself a favor and find Hell Squad!


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