Writer: Andy Sidaris
Composer: Henry Strzelecki
Starring: Darby Hinton, Sybil Danning, Art Metrano, Shelley Taylor Morgan, Brett Baxter Clark, Niki Datine, Lori Sutton, Lorraine Michaels, Lynda Wiesmeier, Kimberly McArthur, Regis Philbin, Andy Sidaris
More info: IMDb
Tagline: Packing Heat From Texas To Malibu Beach!
Plot: Cody Abiliene is a semi-successful private detective desperately in need of a big (and well-paying) case. When he's hired to solve the murder of Contessa Luciana's husband, he jumps at the chance. In between investigating the many women around the Contessa's estate, Abilene eventually uncovers a complex case of espionage and blackmail.
My rating: 6/10
Will I watch it again? Only with a crowd.
I recently went through three of Andy Sidaris' films (this one being the first) and if there's one thing I've learned, it's don't pay much attention to the plot. It's the silliness, the action and the plethora of naked broads you're supposed to pay attention to. Unfortunately this one is thick with plot and runs a whopping 101 minutes. Cody (Hinton) provides a lot of voice over like Tom Selleck did for MAGNUM P.I.. Hell, this whole movie reminded me of that show in a lot of ways AND it's set entirely in Hawaii, which really helps. But there's one thing MAGNUM P.I. didn't have and that's lots of...
This is one of the biggest reasons to watch an Andy Sidaris picture and there are lots of them AND they're sprinkled throughout the film so you don't get too bored (you know, because there is a story). The jokes are corny as shit but after a while and after a shitload of them, you start to laugh. Some of them are pretty clever. One thing I really liked about this picture is that you get a true sense that these people were having an absolute blast making these dumb but fun movies. That adds a lot of value, too. They knew what they were making and they embraced it. Besides the film being way too long, the biggest beef I've got is the inclusion of the country bumpkin family. They're so over the top and ridiculously stupid that it was easily the worst part of the film. The thing is, they kept showing up every so often. Ugh. It's just awful. It's like HEE HAW but waaaaaaay worse.
I picked up the 12 movie set (all Andy Sidaris) from Amazon last year for under five bucks. Girls, Guns and G-Strings: The Andy Sidaris Collecion is currently at $4.50 with free shipping (if you have Prime). If you like dumb, fun action movies with TONS of boobs (and great looking broads) then this is the biggest no-brainer on the block.