The setting: a Philippine island in WW II, site of a major bordello used
by Japanese officers for R&R. Allied intelligence picks up the fact that
three generals and an admiral will be visiting, so they task their least
conventional officer, major Stony Stonewall, with finding a way to kill
them. He gets together with the leader of the island's resistance movement,
and the two finally hit on an idea that could work. They will recruit and
train four female assassins to infiltrate the brothel as hookers. Their
first "volunteer" was incarcerated for second degree murder when she killed
somebody for interfering with her sex life. Number two was a volunteer
nurse, and is now dying. Number three is a hooker being hunted by the mob.
The last is a Filipina who saw her family killed while she was being raped
by Japanese soldiers.
Hustler Squad is exploitation drive-in fare, actually shot on location in
The Philippines, with virtually no attempt to re-create the 1940s except
some faux "big band" music in the background. IMDb voters rank it a wretched
1.2, placing the film in line to challenge the worst in history for the bottom
spot. The Top 1000 IMDb voters score it as follows:
5 or more - absolute 0
4 - 3%
3 - 3%
3 - 6%
1 - 87%
True enough, and exactly why you should watch it! Invite some friends
over, get well into the first six pack, put this on, and have a ball.
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:
By any objective standard, an F, but
there are some awful movies which are hilariously bad, and this
is one of them. Recommended for bad movie buffs.
- Two of the hooker squad, Lynda Sinclaire and Nory Wright, show breasts.