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Stripped to Kill (1987)

When Detective Cody Sheehan discovers the body of a stripper from the Rock Bottom dance club, she wants the case. Her partner, Detective Heineman, is equally anxious to make the jump to the... See full summary »

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Katt Shea (as Katt Shea Ruben)

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Andy Ruben, Katt Shea (as Katt Shea Ruben)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Lenz ... Detective Cody Sheenan
Greg Evigan ... Detective Heineman
Norman Fell ... Ray
Pia Kamakahi Pia Kamakahi ... Eric / Roxanne
Tracey Crowder Tracey Crowder ... Fanny
Debbie Nassar Debbie Nassar ... Dazzle
Lucia Lexington Lucia Lexington ... Brandy
Carlye Byron Carlye Byron ... Cinammon
Athena Worthy Athena Worthy ... Zeena
Michelle Foreman Michelle Foreman ... Angel
Diana Bellamy ... Shirl
Peter Scranton Peter Scranton ... Mr. Pocket
Brad David ... Derek (as Brad David Berwick)
Tom Ruben Tom Ruben ... Mobile Entrepeneur
J Bartell J Bartell ... Margolin (as J. Bartell)
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When Detective Cody Sheehan discovers the body of a stripper from the Rock Bottom dance club, she wants the case. Her partner, Detective Heineman, is equally anxious to make the jump to the prestigious homicide division, but the only way Cody can get the assignment is to go undercover - uncovered - at the club. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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A Maniac is Killing Strippers. Detective Sheehan Has One Weapon to Stop Him. Her Body.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strip Me Deadly See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Concorde-New Horizons See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Fun Sexploitation Film
28 December 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Stripped to Kill (1987)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Strippers are being brutally killed and Detectives Sheenan (Kay Lenz) and Heineman (Greg Evigan) have no real clues. With no other option, Sheenan agrees to go undercover at a local strip joint and soon she thinks she knows who the killer is.

STRIPPED TO KILL isn't the greatest movie ever made and it's certainly not all that "good" but at the same time it's the perfect example of a film that would have been a big renter on VHS or quite popular on Cinemax back in the day. Roger Corman was the Executive Producer and that's pretty much all you need to know since that means there will be a lot of cheap action and plenty of nudity.

The main reason would be drawn to this film is the promise of beautiful women and nudity and there's plenty of both. As you'd expect, the budget is quite low but that just means more clothes needs to come off. I thought the scenes inside the strip joint were well-done and director Katt Shea also manages to throw in some "serious" stuff like the various issues the strippers have. The plot itself is pretty standard stuff but the film at least benefits from a good ending.

Both Lenz and Evigan are good in their roles and we also have Norman Fell as the strip club owner. Fans of 80s sexploitation titles will want to check this one out.


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