Thursday, October 9, 2008
I remember renting Assault of the Killer Bimbos years ago and watching it late at night after my parents had gone to bed. Sure, the acting is terrible and the dialogue is, at most times, absurd. But ironically, this movie sort of paved the way for Thelma & Louise, one of my all-time favorite films. The plot is fairly similar. Two girls, in this case go-go dancers, go on the run to Mexico after they are framed for the murder of their boss. The car is even similar to the one in Thelma & Louise.
As far as B-movies go, this is one of my favorites from the 80's. Maybe it's just my obsession with road movies. Check out this classic episode of At the Movies, as Roger Ebert gives his thoughts on the flick. I should also mention that this movie was directed by a woman, Anita Rosenberg, who was coincidentally one of the writers of Modern Girls.
IMDB rating - 4.2
Here's the trailer...