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Feature: Andy Sidaris' Exploitation
Films Beginning in the 1980s

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Andy Sidaris' Exploitation Films Beginning in the Mid-80s:

Ex-sports producer and director/writer Andy Sidaris' formulaic, straight-to-video film releases (twelve in total) began in 1985 and progressed through 1998. The cheesy B-films were called Triple B features (with Bullets, Bombs & Babes), with thin plots, more voyeuristic nudity and giant, silicone surgically-enhanced centerfolds and models as the films were unveiled. The twelve films in this filmography of R-rated action thrillers are described below:

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Movie Title/Year and Film/Scene Description

Malibu Express (1985)

Andy Sidaris' first sleazy, exploitative, trashy T&A extravaganza was the best of all his films. It was taglined:

Packing Heat from Texas to Malibu Beach.

The James Bond spoof contained all the requisite elements: action, comedy and gratuitous nudity (with lots of former Playboy and Penthouse models and soap opera stars). The film was showcased with numerous breast appearances by four half-naked Playboy Playmate centerfolds:

  • Faye - Kimberly McArthur (Playboy Playmate January 1982)
  • Liza Chamberlain - Lorraine Michaels (Playboy Playmate April 1981)
  • June Khnockers - Lynda Weismeier (Playboy Playmate July 1982)
  • May - Barbara Edwards (Playboy Playmate September 1983)

This one featured good ol' boy, mustached, Chuck Norris-lookalike private detective Cody Abilene (Darby Hinton) in a plot about illegal sales of computers to Communist countries. Cody's yacht was named Malibu Express which was moored at the Santa Barbara Marina in California - the film's title. Lori Sutton also starred as lusty police detective Beverly McAfee.

Sampled dialogue: "I understand you're a private investigator -- and we want to know if you'll investigate our privates?!"

The Playboy Attractions of Malibu Express
May (Barbara Edwards) and Faye (Kimberly McArthur)
June Khnockers
(Lynda Weismeier)
(Barbara Edwards)
Liza Chamberlain
(Lorraine Michaels)

Contessa Luciana
(Sybil Danning)

Beverly McAfee
(Lori Sutton)

(Lynda Weismeier)

Massage Girl
(Shanna McCullough)

Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)

Filmed in Molokai (Hawaii), this Andy Sidaris sequel and action thriller (and the first Sidaris title released on DVD) was about drug smuggling. It was the second of the Triple B Series (Bullets, Bombs, and Babes) by Sidaris. Its taglines were:

"This Ain't no Hula!", and "Pay the Price for Paradise"

It replaced the original Cody with a Warren Beatty look-alike character, a special agent named Rowdy Abilene (Ronn Moss). The film also featured a razor-sharp frisbee weapon, a bazooka, a shipment of diamonds for a drug dealer, and a huge killer mutant snake.

The stars were two super-sexy undercover agents who operated an air-cargo service in Hawaii:

  • Donna Hamilton - Dona Speir (Playboy Playmate March 1984)
  • Taryn - Hope Marie Carlton (Playboy Playmate July 1985)

In addition, there were two other Playboy Playmates as other characters:

  • Edy - Cynthia Brimhall (Playboy Playmate October 1985)
  • Pattycakes - Patty Duffek (Playboy Playmate May 1984) ("You've got to exercise every day to keep these little puppies firm...A healthy mind and body are very important...Good breasts are a great asset")
Two Sexy Undercover Agents
Taryn (Hope Marie Carlton)
Donna and Taryn
Donna Hamilton (Dona Speir)

Donna and Taryn

(Cynthia Brimhall)

(Patty Duffek)

Picasso Trigger (1988)

This produced and directed Andy Sidaris action/adventure film was the third of the Triple B Series (Bullets, Bombs, and Babes) by Sidaris. It was an espionage thriller with the third Rowdy Abilene agent, now named Travis (soap star Steve Bond), with the tagline:

They take their art seriously. They kill.

Double agent Alejandro Philip Salazar, code-named after a fish called The Picasso Trigger, was assassinated on museum steps in Paris by double-crossing bad guy Miguel Ortiz (Rodrigo Obregon), after donating a $3 million painting. Ortiz wanted to gain control of Salazar's international crime syndicate (involving smuggling and money laundering). Ortiz then began vengefully murdering federal agents who were involved in the Ortiz case and in his brother's death.

As in most of the Sidaris pictures that starred Playboy Playmates, Travis appeared with the two sexy agents from the second Sidaris film Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987) - (Dona Speir and Hope Marie Carlton) and others, including:

  • Pantera - Roberta Vasquez (Playboy Playmate November 1984)
  • Kym - Kym Malin (Playboy Playmate May 1982)
  • Inga - Liv Lindeland (Playboy Playmate January 1971 and Playboy Playmate of the Year 1972)
  • Patticakes - Patty Duffek (Playboy Playmate May 1984)
  • Edy - Cynthia Brimhall (Playboy Playmate October 1985)
Sexy Agents Reprising Their Undercover Roles
Donna Hamilton (Dona Speir)
Taryn (Hope Marie Carlton)

(Kym Malin)

(Patty Duffek)

(Cynthia Brimhall)

Savage Beach (1989)

Writer/director Andy Sidaris' action/adventure film was the fourth film of his Triple B Series (Bullets, Bombs, and Babes) of twelve films, and his third Hawaiian-based crime caper. Its tagline was appropriate:

If You Think They Look Easy To Kill, Think Again.

This one was about smuggling cocaine in pineapples, and a search for gold on a remote island. Rowdy Abilene was a special agent named Shane Abilene (Michael Shane, Playgirl's Man of the Year). One of the highlights was a topless spa session with the four main female stars in the first ten minutes.

The Topless Spa Scene
(l to r) Patty, Rocky, Taryn
Taryn (Hope Marie Carlton)
and Donna (Dona Speir)
Patty - cakes (Patty Duffek)
Rocky (Lisa London)

Back again for the third time - as Donna Hamilton and Taryn respectively were the sexy federal drug enforcement agents Donna Hamilton - Dona Speir (Playboy Playmate March 1984) and Taryn Kendall - Hope Marie Carlton (Playboy Playmate July 1985), and supplemented by:

  • Pattycakes - Patty Duffek (Playboy Playmate May 1984), another agent
  • Rocky - Lisa London, a redhaired agent
  • Kelly - Maxine Wasa, a sexy beauty
  • Anjelica - Teri Weigel (Playboy Playmate of April 1986 and future hard-core porn actress)
Anjelica (Teri Weigel)

(Maxine Wasa)

Donna (Dona Speir)

Rocky (Lisa London)

Patty (Patty Duffek)

Guns (1990)

Tagline: Locked, Cocked & Ready to Rock!, James Never Had This Kind of Help!

This fifth film in the L.E.T.H.A.L. series, reportedly a spoof of the Bond film A License to Kill (1989), was both written and directed by Sidaris. South American arms dealer/gun-runner Juan Degas (Erik Estrada in his first bad-guy role), nicknamed Jack of Diamonds (and resembling Pacino's Scarface), was smuggling weapons from China to the US (via Hawaii). He was partnered with henchman Tong (Danny Trejo), and villainous Cash (Devin DeVasquez, Playboy Playmate June 1985). The goal was to smuggle super-powered Chinese weapons to Las Vegas in a small plane via a refueling stop in Hawaii.

The operation was pursued by a pair of sexy female secret government agents stationed in Hawaii (one of the smugglers' bases of operations):

  • Donna Hamilton (Dona Speir) (Playboy Playmate March 1984)
  • Nicole Justin (Roberta Vasquez) (Playboy Playmate November 1984)

Donna's former partner Taryn Kendall (Playmate Hope Marie Carlton) has disappeared from the series. This marked Roberta Vasquez' first (of many) appearances as Nicole Justin, a member of the "L.E.T.H.A.L Ladies" agency (and her second appearance in a Sidaris film, following after her role in Picasso Trigger (1988)).

There were additional agents (all Playboy Playmates or models), including Edy Stark (Cynthia Brimhall, Playboy Playmate October 1985) - serving undercover as a lounge singer in Las Vegas headlining the Rio Casino, Ace (Liv Lindeland, Playboy Playmate January 1971), and two "Oil Mania" oil-wrestlers: Kym (Kym Malin, Playboy Playmate May 1982) and Hugs Higgins (Donna Spangler).

Degas' plan was to assassinate the agents that were pursuing him, with two transvestite thug killers, Cubby (Chu Chu Malave) and Tito (Richard Cansino).

Donna Hamilton (Dona Speir)

Edy Stark
(Cynthia Brimhall)

Kym (Kym Malin) and Hugs Higgins (Donna Spangler)

Do or Die (1991)

Tagline: This May Be the Last Dame They'll Ever Play

This sixth film in the L.E.T.H.A.L. series was both written and directed by Andy Sidaris.

Two undercover federal agents (both former Playboy Playmates) were kidnapped-captured at a Hawaiian luau by big-time crime lord, mystical Asian overlord Masakana 'Kane' Kaneshiro (Pat Morita), or Mr. Miyagi. He was often assisted by Japanese villainess and mistress Silk (Carolyn Liu) (Miss July 1990 Hong Kong edition):

  • Donna Hamilton (Dona Speir) (Playboy Playmate March 1984)
  • Nicole Justin (Roberta Vasquez) (Playboy Playmate November 1984)

Instead of killing them, Kaneshiro gave the two a short head-start. He was playing a cat-and-mouse "death" game with them involving six separate assassin teams sent out to kill them, tracking them through a device implanted in Donna's wrist watch.

The action went from Hawaii to Las Vegas, and also to the Louisiana bayou, where agency members assembled.

There were six fellow agents sent to help protect the two assassination targets (comprising boy/girl duos), including Stephanie Schick (Pandora Peaks from the adult film industry) (with a notable waterfall scene), and Ava (Ava Cadell). Miyagi's plan was to control the stock market by killing the federal agents.

Nicole Justin
(Roberta Vasquez)

Silk (Carolyn Liu)

Stephanie Schick
(Pandora Peaks)

Ava (Ava Cadell)

Hard Hunted (1993)

Tagline: The World's Hottest Undercover Agents are Back!

The seventh film in the series - also directed and written by Andy Sidaris.

The main plot point was to prevent a rich, Middle Eastern terrorist, Kane (Geoffrey Moore, the son of Bond's Roger Moore) (the same crime lord played by Pat Morita in the previous film!), from acquiring a smuggled nuclear trigger (a green-glowing object) that would upset the balance of power in the region. He was assisted again by slinky, duplicitous villainess-mistress Silk (Carolyn Liu).

Busty female federal agents were sent to investigate, including:

  • Donna Hamilton (Dona Spier) (Playboy Playmate March 1984)
  • Nicole Justin (Roberta Vasquez) (Playboy Playmate November 1984)
  • Edy Stark (Cynthia Brimhall) (Playboy Playmate October 1985), again appearing undercover as a singer

Communications were secretly transmitted to the agents from Hawaii's KSXY radio-station from sexy DJ Ava (Ava Cadell) with assistant Becky (Becky Mullen).

Silk (Carolyn Liu)

Edy Stark (Cynthia Brimhall)

Ava (Ava Cadell)

Becky (Becky Mullen)

Fit to Kill (1993)

Tagline: They're Sexy, They're Fearless, They're...Fit to Kill!

The eighth film in the series - the last consecutive film to be directed and written by Andy Sidaris.

Chinese-American businessman Chang (Aki Aleong) owned the rare and fabulous Alexa diamond, stolen by the Nazis from Russia during WWII. He intended to return it to Russia (the rightful owners) during a gala dinner.

The diamond was stolen by sinister enemy and villain Martin Kane (Geoffrey Moore again as the villain), who was assisted by his lethal and seductive, black-clad partner Blu Steele (Julie Strain, Penthouse Pet of the Year 1983).

Special agents in charge of security at the event struggled to outwit villains who were in violent conflict over possession of the artifact:

  • Donna Hamilton (Dona Speir) (Playboy Playmate March 1984)
  • Nicole Justin (Roberta Vasquez) (Playboy Playmate November 1984)
  • Edy Stark (Cynthia Brimhall), (Playboy Playmate October 1985), posing undercover as topless lounge singer

Other agents included buxom DJ Ava (Ava Cadell) lounging nude in a hot tub at KSXY radio, with her assistant Sandy (Sandra Wild).

Donna Hamilton (Dona Speir)

Nicole Justin (Roberta Vasquez)

Blu Steele (Julie Strain)

Sandy (Sandra Wild)

Enemy Gold (1993)

Tagline: Bullets, Bombs and Babes!

This ninth film - featured mostly a new cast and group of characters and a change of location - mainly because it was directed by Sidaris' son Christian Drew Sidaris and co-written by Wess Rahn and Christian Drew Sidaris. It was still produced by Andy and Arlene Sidaris. The film basically discarded the L.E.T.H.A.L. organization.

It began with a Civil War flashback - the hiding of gold by Confederate soldier Charles Quantrell, who soon after died.

In the present day, a trio of suspended federal agents, including Chris Cannon (Bruce Penhall), Mark Austin (Mark Barriere), and blonde Becky Midnite (Suzi Simpson, Playboy Playmate January 1992), were searching for the buried treasure, while camping and vacationing in the woods. The agents had recently been suspended and declared inactive by their supervisor Dickson (Alan Abelew) for excessive force during a cocaine-smuggling drug raid.

Santiago (Rodrigo Obregon), an evil and vengeful Colombian drug-dealer and a slimy, Spanish strip-club owner, was also on the search in the woods for the gold, aided by Amazonian, large-booted Jewel Panther (Julie Strain, Penthouse Pet of the Year 1983).

[Note: Dickson was secretly and directly tied to the film's main drug dealer villain. He gave Santiago a device allowing him to keep track of the three inoperative agents, and all converged on the buried loot.] Santiago was combating the federal agents and their boss Ava Noble (Tai Collins, Playboy Magazine October 1991).

Jewel Panther (Julie Strain)

Becky Midnite (Suzi Simpson)

Ava Noble (Tai Collins)

The Dallas Connection (1994)

Tagline: Spies, Thighs, Bikinis and Bullets

The tenth film in the series was written and directed by Christian Drew Sidaris.

Throughout the world, scientists (who were to converge for a conference in Dallas) were being murdered (and the killings were being videotaped).

Scientist Antonio Morales (Rodrigo Obregón), who was working with the other scientists, was developing a computer chip for a new top security satellite, to be handed over to IWAR headquarters (International/World Arms Removal). IWAR was a high-tech satellite project to help prevent war.

Assassins were out to kill Morales, who was on his way to Dallas:

  • Black Widow (Julie Strain, Penthouse Pet of the Year 1983) (known for killing her targets after having sex with them)
  • Cobra (Julie K. Smith) (Penthouse Pet February 1993), blonde
  • Scorpion (Wendy Hamilton, Playboy Playmate December 1991)

They disguised themselves as dancers in a Texas cowboy bar/nightclub.

A trio of secret agents assembled to protect Morales in Dallas included Chris Cannon (Bruce Penhall), Mark Austin (Mark Barriere), and stunning Samantha Maxx (Samantha Phillips, Penthouse Pet June 1993).

In the film's twists, Morales turned out not to be what he appeared to be, and Black Widow was revealed to be an undercover government agent.

Black Widow (Julie Strain)

Cobra (Julie K. Smith)

Scorpion (Wendy Hamilton)

Samantha (Samantha Phillips)

Day of the Warrior (1996)

Tagline: The L.E.T.H.A.L Ladies are Back!

This was Andy Sidaris' first directed film since Fit to Kill (1993), and the eleventh film in the series, after he had turned the reigns over to his son for a few films. In its convoluted and complex plot, it again featured L.E.T.H.A.L. (Legion to Ensure Total Harmony and Law).

In the film's opening, special agent Tiger (Shae Marks) discovered that a cadre of computer hackers had stolen a list of the Agency's top undercover agents. She informed the Agency leader of the break-in. Their organization, the Legion to Ensure Total Harmony and Law (L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies), included such female agents as:

  • Commander Willow Black (Julie Strain) (Penthouse Pet of the Year 1983)
  • Agent Tiger (Shae Marks) (Playboy Playmate May 1994)
  • Agent Cobra (Julie K. Smith) (Penthouse Pet February 1993)

The specially-trained team of lean, mean and exceptionally large-breasted female commandos went undercover in Hollywood. Tiger and Willow Black realized that they must protect other agents, including Cobra (Julie K. Smith), Shark (Darren Wise), and Scorpion (Tammy Parks).

Their goal was to combat the Warrior (real-life professional wrestler Marcus Bagwell), a criminal involved in many activities: pornography piracy and bootlegging, stolen diamonds, jewelry, and artwork.

They were also fighting against the operations of bikini-clad crime goddess Kym (Raye Hollitt, a star in TV's American Gladiators), who had been overseeing a diamond smuggling ring.

Willow Black (Julie Strain)

Cobra (Julie K. Smith)

Tiger (Shae Marks)

Return to Savage Beach (1998)

This Andy Sidaris film, his twelfth and final Triple B feature (Bullets, Bombs & Babes) was released as the predictable sequel to Savage Beach (1989), and was taglined:

The Big Guns are Back.

It starred the following big-busted 'actresses' who took the roles of undercover agents, members of L.E.T.H.A.L. (Legion to Enforce Total Harmony And Law), who pretended to run the KSXY radio station, but were really engaged in a search for diamonds:

  • "Willow Black" - Julie Strain (Penthouse Pet of the Year 1983)
  • "Cobra" - Julie K. Smith (Penthouse Pet February 1993)
  • "Tiger" - Shae Marks (Playboy Playmate May 1994)
L.E.T.H.A.L. Agents
"Willow Black"
(Julie Strain)
(Julie K. Smith)
(Shae Marks)

Another sexy blonde was Sofia - Carrie Westcott (Playboy Playmate September 1993).

Sofia (Carrie Westcott)

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