Perhaps the most entertaining actor in the ensemble is Malcolm McDowell, who admits that he helped to pave the way for male nudity in such movies as If…, A Clockwork Orange and the infamous Caligula.
The pair also has competing goals: Lee to recover the money that she extorted from her former pimp, Vic Cheng , and escape by boat, and Karen to meet her gun connections on time so that they do not turn on her rebel friends.
The movie was reportedly inspired by the 1958 film in which and are shackled together similarly to Grier and Markov.
She acquired progressively larger character roles in the 1980s, including a druggie in 1981 and a witch in 1983.
In the title role, Grier is a by day and vigilante by night as she tries to rid her town of the drug dealers who got her sister hooked on heroin.
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