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Spitfire (1995)

A sultry assassin is the target of two separate operatives in this globe-trotting action flick shot on location in the Bahamas, Athens, Rome and Hong Kong.

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writers:

Albert Pyun (story), Albert Pyun (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Henriksen ... Richard Charles
Debra Jo Fondren Debra Jo Fondren ... Amanda Case
Sarah Douglas ... Carla Davis
Kristie Phillips Kristie Phillips ... Charlie Case
Tim Thomerson ... Rex Beechum
Gary Schmoeller Gary Schmoeller ... Coach Crandall
Terri Conn ... Vicky
Viktor Makhov Viktor Makhov ... Russian Coach
Jackie Brummer Jackie Brummer ... Borokova
Jessica G. Budin Jessica G. Budin ... Oga
George Athens George Athens ... Greek Medic
Melanie Davies Melanie Davies ... Doris
Jon H. Epstein ... Willy (as Jon Epstein)
Chad Stahelski ... Whit
Simon Poland ... Alain
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Storyline

A pre-story sequence with Lance Henriksen as a super-spy and an opening credits obviously ripping off the James Bond themes gives hope for a spy story or spoof in the Bond mode. However, the story quickly opens with former USA gymnastics champion Kristie Phillips in the lead role as the spy's unknowing gymnast daughter who gets caught up in the spy's attempts to keep Ukranian missile launch codes from falling into the wrong hands. Sarah Douglas shows up as the Soviet spy trying to get the codes back and willing to kill anyone to get them including Phillips' Mother and brother. Tim Thomerson also appears as a journalist reporting on the gymnasts who gets caught up in the events. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

Catch her if they can...Kill her if they do.

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some nudity and violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed back-to-back with Hong Kong 97 while Pyun was still prepping Heatseeker. See more »

Goofs

Kuala Lumpur scenes contains unintended references to Cebu in the Philippines. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the closing credits have wrapped up, we see a Secret Service agent on the phone proclaiming that they may need to keep tabs on Charlie. See more »

Connections

References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

When Lightning Strikes
Written by Anthony Riparetti (as Tony Riparetti) and James Saad and Steve LeGassick
Performed by Sue Saad
Published by Tony Riparetti Music and James Saad Music and LeGassick Publishing Co.
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A hilarious mistake
18 June 2005 | by bosun-1See all my reviews

This movie is awfully excellent. It is impossible to believe that it was not made as a spoof of the made-for-TV movie. Every single frame contains the most trite, amateurish and inept writing, filming, and acting I have ever seen. It is absolutely stunning, and one needs to watch it several times to be able to comprehend how many bad things are going on at any given moment.

From the pre-title scene, in which a woman exposes her breasts nonchalantly for possibly the longest and most inappropriate amount of time I've ever witnessed, all the way through the gymnastics, the cheesy tight red-shorted spy who mouths the words of the other actors as they are speaking . . . the costumes, the men in drag who play the Romanian gymnasts, this is but a sampler of what you can see in this incredible picture.

If someone does not release this on DVD and promote it, a priceless artifact of 1990s cinema is in danger of being lost. I had to buy it on ebay as used VHS. PLEASE re-release this movie, it could have a cult following. I am terrified that my VHS version will not last until I die.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Demolidora See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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