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Savage Beach (1989)

DEA agents flying cargo as part of their cover make an emergency landing on a remote island in the pacific, where several unscrupulous parties are looking for a WWII gold treasure.


Andy Sidaris


Andy Sidaris




Cast overview, first billed only:
Dona Speir ... Donna
Hope Marie Carlton ... Taryn
John Aprea ... Captain Andreas
Bruce Penhall ... Bruce Christian
Rodrigo Obregón ... Martinez (as Rodrigo Obregon)
Michael Mikasa Michael Mikasa ... Japanese Warrior
Michael J. Shane Michael J. Shane ... Shane Abilene (as Michael Shane)
Dann Seki ... Admiral Kenji Inada
Al Leong ... Fu
Eric Chen ... Erik
Paul Cody Paul Cody ... Duke
Teri Weigel ... Anjelica
Lisa London ... Rocky
Patty Duffek Patty Duffek ... Pattycakes
James Lew ... Agent #1


Donna and Taryn are federal drug enforcement agents based in the Hawaiian isles. Upon the success of a drug bust, they receive a call from Shane Aviation to fly an emergency package of vaccine from Molokai to Knox Island. Unbeknownst to them, Philippine representative Martinez has convinced Captain Andreas to use a reconnaissance satellite to locate a sunken ship laden with gold that the Japanese had pilfered during World War II. Meanwhile, a storm forces Donna and Taryn to land their plane on a remote island which harbors the gold. The hijinks ensue when they are joined by a host of nefarious types who have learned of the gold's location. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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If I was marooned an island with these girls, I wouldn't want to be rescued.
3 May 2012 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Savage Beach is hardly a great departure for director Andy Sidaris, yet another cheezy adventure featuring his stock-in-trade heavily armed, big breasted babes, heroic hunks and despicable bad guys; but although it's still a long way from a work of art, this is perhaps the most enjoyable out of the Sidaris films I've seen so far thanks to a story-line in which a more straightforward adventure takes precedence over the series' usual convoluted espionage nonsense.

The plot sees Taryn and Donna (Hope Marie Carlton and Dona Speir), Molokai's sexiest cargo pilot/drug enforcement agents, take a break from fighting desperate, evil, power-hungry villains to deliver some desperately needed medical supplies to a remote island hospital. On their way home from the drop, the girls run into a violent storm and wind up crashing on a supposedly uninhabited island where they do some naked swimming, construct a hut out of palm leaves, encounter an aged WWII Japanese soldier (sporting the world's worst old-age make-up), and somehow still wind up fighting desperate, evil, power-hungry villains who just happen to be on the island searching for a horde of gold.

In addition to endless shots of the super-buff Carlton and Speir parading around in tight white vests, oh-so-short-shorts and cowboy boots (even when engaging in bouts of unconvincing combat), Savage Beach also offers several other well-endowed babes who are equally obliging when it comes to showing us their wares, a fair few squibtastic bullet hits, some fun kung fu fight scenes, the occasional spot of nookie, plus cult actor Al Leong who, as one of the main goons, shows why he rarely gets given speaking parts.

I rate this trashy nonsense a reasonable 5.5 out of 10—my highest score yet for a Sidaris film—but it's still not good enough for me to warrant rounding it up to 6. Maybe next time, Andy... maybe next time.

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October 1989 (USA) See more »

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA See more »

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