Assault of the Killer Bimbos is the kind of engagingly dumb, slyly hip pic that is tailor-made for cult enjoyment. First-timer Anita Rosenberg has fashioned an under-$1 million pic [from a story by her, Patti Astor and Ted Nicolaou] that dips and sways with its own kind of bimbotic integrity.

Assault of the Killer Bimbos is the kind of engagingly dumb, slyly hip pic that is tailor-made for cult enjoyment. First-timer Anita Rosenberg has fashioned an under-$1 million pic [from a story by her, Patti Astor and Ted Nicolaou] that dips and sways with its own kind of bimbotic integrity.

Chief bimbos are played by Christina Whitaker and Elizabeth Kaitan as go-go dancers in a dead-end nightclub who are mistakenly taken for murderers after their boss gets bumped off by hoods. On the 1am to Mexico, they pick up a willing hostage – truckstop waitress Tammara Souza – and three cartoonish surf bums played by Jamie Bozian and moviebiz brats Nick Cassavetes and Griffin O’Neal.

Road adventures, which include a high-speed chase on the desert highway complete with a flying police car stunt, end in a low-rent Tijuana motel. Head bimbo Whitaker has the kind of unshakeable cool that makes her look like she’s cruising Ocean Avenue even while driving a getaway car out of a truckstop.

Assault of the Killer Bimbos

Production

Titan. Director Anita Rosenberg; Producer David DeCoteau, John Schouweiler; Writer Ted Nicolaou; Camera Thomas Callaway Editor Barry Zetlin; Music Fred Lapides, Marc Ellis Art Royce Mathew

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1988. Running time: 81 MIN.

With

Christina Whitaker Elizabeth Kaitan Tammara Souza Nick Cassavetes Griffin O'Neal Jamie Bozian

Filed Under:

Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more