ANDY SIDARIS DOUBLE FEATURE! Hard Ticket to Hawaii + Picasso Trigger
A tribute to the 80s King of Bullets, Bombs, and Babes!
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In the 1980s, filmmaker Andy Sidaris stormed America's movie theaters, video stores, and cable television channels, with a series of action-adventure epics featuring his trademark "Triple B" formula: Bullets, Bombs and Babes. Join us for a lively cinematic journey back with two of Andy's most exciting movies, both featuring Playboy Playmates and musclemen in bikinis fighting international spies, firing machine-guns, blowing things up, and taking lots of unnecessary showers.
HARD TICKET TO HAWAII
"Hawaii it's a great place to visit.but you wouldn't want to DIE there!"
In 1985, independent filmmaker Andy Sidaris scored a home video and pay-cable hit with Malibu Express, a traditional action film starring a television hunk as an Americanized James Bond. That film's direct sequel Hard Ticket to Hawaii made some significant changes to the action cinema format. Hard Ticket to Hawaii relegated the muscular male to a supporting role while making a pair of former Playmates the primary action heroes of the film. Special Agent Donna Hamilton (Playboy Playmate Dona Speir) and her partner Taryn (Playboy Playmate Hope Marie Carlton) square off against the forces of the sinister Mr. Chang, a drug smuggler. Undercover as the beautiful pilots of the Molokai Cargo Company, Donna, Taryn and their team use rocket launchers, machine guns, kung fu, throwing stars and a razor-tipped Frisbee to bring Chang's gang and a radioactive mutant snaketo justice. Hard Ticket to Hawaii is the seminal film of the "Girls with Guns" genre and one of Sidaris' best. Also starring Playboy Playmates Cynthia Brimhall and Patty Duffek. (USA, 1987, 96 mins., 35mm)
"Killing is an art form."
The sequel to Hard Ticket to Hawaii, Picasso Trigger sees Donna Hamilton (Playboy Playmate Dona Speir) and Taryn (Playboy Playmate Hope Marie Carlton) return to take on the notorious spy and double agent known only as "Picasso Trigger." The action takes on an international stage, from Europe to the bayous of Louisiana, Las Vegas and expectedly, Hawaii. Sidaris ups the ante considerably by doubling the number of Playmates and tripling the number of low-budget James Bond gadgets and modes of conveyance, including a hovercraft chase scene ripped straight from The Spy Who Loved Me. The villains come at our heroines from all sides, including from within as the deadly "Pantera," a sultry assassin played by Playboy Playmate Roberta Vasquez, infiltrates the team. Sidaris called Picasso Trigger "a splashy, easy-read comic book for grown-ups." The same could be said of all his films, but Picasso Trigger is certainly one of the high-points of his career. Also starring Playboy Playmates Cynthia Brimhall, Patty Duffek, Kym Malin, and Liv Lindeland. (USA, 1988, 99 min., color, 35mm)
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