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They Call Me Macho Woman! (1989)

R | | Action, Comedy | 1989 (USA)
Tromatic Super Heroine Susan Morris has to learn to fend for herself when she decides to escape from the urban jungle. While looking for a charming house in the country, she falls into the ... See full summary »


Patrick G. Donahue
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Sweaney Debra Sweaney ... Susan Morris
Brian Oldfield Brian Oldfield ... Mongo
Sean P. Donahue ... Terk
Mike Donahue Mike Donahue ... Frankie
Jerry Johnson Jerry Johnson ... Georgie
J. Brown J. Brown ... Mr. Wilson
Roger Arildson Roger Arildson ... Buck (as Roger Arildsen)
Michael Terranova Michael Terranova ... Joey
Bob Frazier Bob Frazier ... Jake
Paul Henri Paul Henri ... Apples
Sean McCarty Sean McCarty ... Billy
Eversley Forte Eversley Forte ... Benny
Steve Oscar Lee Steve Oscar Lee ... Chang (as Oscar Steve Lee)
Rick Slater Rick Slater ... Big J
Tony 'Satch' Williams Tony 'Satch' Williams ... Gasser


Tromatic Super Heroine Susan Morris has to learn to fend for herself when she decides to escape from the urban jungle. While looking for a charming house in the country, she falls into the clutches of a band of brawny brutes - Mongo and his crew of corporate cretins. A once sweet working girl from the city, Susan is pushed to her limits and becomes a fearsome female warrior. She escapes imprisonment from the gang and, craving revenge, metamorphosizes into a heroic woodland creature. Armed with instruments of steel and skills derived from primitive survival instincts, she repels the evil onslaught. Macho Woman has arrived! Written by Shaithis <shaithis@rocketmail.com>

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Born to Shop...She Learns to Kill! See more »


Action | Comedy


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Mongo: Get back to work! No drugs, no money!
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Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 51 secs by the BBFC to remove shots of a butterfly knife and to heavily edit scenes of women being assaulted. See more »


Referenced in Terror Firmer (1999) See more »

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Low rent actioner shot in the Californian mountains
30 October 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THEY CALL ME MACHO WOMAN! is another trashy low budget oddity put out by Troma, although this isn't one of their own films as it lacks the bizarre stuff and the humour that typifies a true Troma-made film. Instead it's a cheesy, low rent action film shot in the Santa Cruz mountains in California. Director Patrick G. Donahue made a quartet of similarly-themed action/revenge movies over the course of a decade or so and obviously had a thing for the genre.

Sadly, despite the outlandish title, this is very much par for the course as these things go. The plot is repetitive and merely consists of our heroine being repeatedly captured by the bad guys, managing to turn the tables and escape, only to repeat the scenario again. There is a kind of momentum that sees the story through on occasion but the lack of budget means that this is a cheap adventure indeed. The occasional gore effect is well achieved although limited in scope.

The cast members are probably the worst thing about this film as all of the assembled actors give non-performances. It comes as little surprise that lead actress Debra Sweaney was never heard of again. Hulking villain Brian Oldfield was a real-life shotput champion, if you can believe. Welcome to the world of low-budget filmmaking!

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