Malibu Express (1985, USA) C-105m. * D: Andy Sidaris. Starring Darby Hinton, Sybil Danning, Art Metrano, Shelley Taylor Morgan, Brett Baxter Clark. Pulp fiction about handsome private detective Hinton, whose latest case involves a secret formula stolen by the Russians. What sounds like a 60s spy movie is in fact an 80s sex movie disguised as an action thriller. Gratuitous, both in terms of nudity and plot. It's the Playboy bunnies that get the most attention. Followed by eight(!) sequels, starting with HARD TICKET TO HAWAII (1987).

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