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The Dirty Half Dozen (1975)

Hustler Squad (original title)
R | | Action, Drama, War | 7 May 1976 (USA)
World War II: Allied Command learns that in 60 days three Japanese generals and an admiral party at a bordello on a tiny Philippine island. It's fortified and hard to attack, so a creative,... See full summary »

Directors:

Cesar Gallardo (as Cesar 'Chat' Gallardo), Cesar Gallardo
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Complete credited cast:
John Ericson ... Maj. Stonewell / Stony
Karen Ericson ... Lt. Jennifer West
Crystin Sinclaire ... Cindy Lee Dawson (as Lynda Sinclaire)
Nory Wright Nory Wright ... Rose Carson
Liza Lorena ... Sonya (as Lisa Lorena)
Johanna Raunio Johanna Raunio ... Anna Oleson
Vic Silayan Vic Silayan ... Admiral Kubo
Lynda Sinclaire Lynda Sinclaire
Vic Diaz ... Lt. Fukui
Karen Houston Karen Houston
Bruno Punzalan Bruno Punzalan ... General Fujita
Ramon Revilla Ramon Revilla ... Paco Rodriguez
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World War II: Allied Command learns that in 60 days three Japanese generals and an admiral party at a bordello on a tiny Philippine island. It's fortified and hard to attack, so a creative, cynical major gets the assignment to figure something else. With the help of Paco, a Filipino guerrilla leader, the major devises a plan to put four women assassins among the prostitutes. He must recruit and train them, convince his general that an unarmed woman can best a man, and get them on the island. The rest is up to them. An imprisoned killer, a nurse with a fatal disease, a chippie on the lamb from the mob, and a Filipina whom the Japanese assaulted are his team. Can they do it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Professionals... You Pay For the Pleasure, The Killing Is Free! See more »

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Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

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Trivia

The Filipino advertisement for the premiere opened with the reproduction of a text message that contains an error: «0583-115 Australia / To: Kumander Asmat / Re: Corrabales Mission / Subject: Admiral Kubo / General Fujita / Lt. Fukui / Liquidate them. Very imperative. Previous attempt failed.» There is no point for the Australian command to tell Kumander Asmat that the previous mission failed, because... he is the guerrilla commander that led the failed mission. See more »

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Although John Ericson's character is named Stony Stonewall, he is repeatedly referred to by other characters as Stony Stonewell. See more »

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Maj. Stony Stonewall: I guess what the world needs is a few more nymphomaniacs... with killer instincts.
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Fun Filipino action trash
27 October 2015 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

This movie is basically The Dirty Dozen (1967) but with a gang of bad girls instead of a platoon of bad boys. All-in-all, not a bad idea for a movie in my book. Set during World War II, we have four civilian women who are trained to become assassins for a highly secret mission where they will use their sexuality to get up near and close with four high ranking Japanese officers who are scheduled to stop off at a well-guarded island retreat where they intend to spend some relaxation time with some ladies of the night. Needless to say, if the plan goes ahead as expected, these guys are going to be in for a decidedly different type of excitement than they had in mind.

Hustler Squad is one of many exploitation movies that were made in the Philippines during the 70's. It mixes action with a bit of sexploitation. It features a character called Major Stoney Stonewall – a man who, needless to say, doesn't play by the rules. His style of unorthodox thinking leads to the killer prostitutes idea. The girls are assembled from a convict, a rape victim, a hooker and a woman with a terminal disease. Production values are pretty basic as you would probably expect from a Filipino action flick and it rarely gives off the feeling that the action is really happening during the 1940's. The women especially look thoroughly like 70's chicks. But I'm not really complaining because I find this one to be a somewhat unfairly maligned movie which succeeds in entertaining from start to finish. The basic plot-line is a decent one and the action is generally quite a bit of fun. And there's always something undoubtedly good about seeing a bunch of women get together to kick butt in an action flick. This one is certainly rough around the edges in places but that's also part of its charm.


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Philippines | USA

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Release Date:

7 May 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kumander Agimat See more »

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Mono

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Color | Color (Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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