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''Angels Revenge'' is a 1979 movie from Arista Films, directed by Greydon Clark. It is also known as ''Angels' Brigade'' and ''Seven from Heaven''.

The movie focuses on seven women who decide to fight the local drug cartel. The brother of Michelle Wilson, a Las Vegas pop singer, is found severely beaten. When taken to the hospital, the young man is found to have been on illegal drugs. The singer meets with April, her brother's teacher, who reveals that she's secretly been gathering intelligence on the cartel's local drug processing plant, and Michelle agrees to help April with a plan to destroy the plant. With Michelle's fame opening the door, they recruit four more women with special skills and connections to help them carry out their audacious goal. As they plan their first strike, they discover high-schooler Trish spying on them. The student gets relegated to phone duty, but eventually worms her way into their escapades. The "Angels" not only destroy the processing plant, but also manage to intercept one of the shipments. As a result, the women receive unwelcome attention from the local drug cartel.

Angels Revenge has major roles for Peter Lawford and Jack Palance as the leaders of a drug cartel, and gives minor roles to famous character actors Jim Backus, Alan Hale, Jr., Pat Buttram and Arthur Godfrey (playing himself). Of the actresses who played the movie's seven female protagonists, however, the closest any had previously come to any degree of fame was Robin Greer, who won prominent roles on ''Ryan's Hope'' and ''Falconcrest''. Susan Kiger was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for January 1977, and played singer Michelle Wilson; her co-stars were Sylvia Anderson as stuntwoman Terry Grant, Lieu Chinh as martial arts instructor Keiko Umaro, Jacqueline Cole as high-school teacher April, Noela Velasco as model Maria, and Robin Greer as policewoman Elaine Brenner. Robin's younger sister Liza Greer plays high-school student Trish, who invites herself into the team.

For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E22AngelsRevenge episode recap page]].
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!!The movie provides examples of:
* AbsenteeActor: In a rare instance of this trope appearing in a movie, Neville Brand (who plays Miller) is completely cut out of some versions of the film (including the one used on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''), despite his name being left in the credits.
* AbsoluteCleavage
* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: Elaine in some scenes.
-->'''Elaine:''' It's a nice IDEA, but it's not a PLAN.
* ActionGirl: Seven of them, to be precise.
* AdaptationInducedPlothole: The deletion of Neville Brand's character causes a number of plot holes to crop up - namely, why the female officer is part of the group, why the police never appear involved, and what the girls did with all the cocaine they snagged at the beach.
* AmazonBrigade
* BrickJoke: The guy in the outhouse.
* BrokenAesop: Violence and torture are a-okay if they're used by sexy heroines against drug pushers.
** Also, "Fame Equals Trustworthy."
* [[CoolCar Cool Seventies Van]]
** WeaponizedCar: Terry made a few modifications.
* CreatorCameo: Writer/director Greydon Clark makes a cameo as the director of Terry's film shoot.
* DaChief: Miller, who is Elaine's gruff superior at the police station. He doesn't approve of the Angels' hijinks or Elaine's involvement, but he eventually warms to the idea--when the Angels bring the captured drugs to his office [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey while in their bathing suits]].
* DeadHatShot: After the WaterfallShower scene, the Angels force the mooks who tried to capture them to submerge themselves in the pond. One of the mooks is wearing a cowboy hat that floats on the surface after he goes under.
* DrugsAreBad
* {{Expospeak}}: A radio station recaps the events of the previous scenes.
* FanserviceExtra: For about five seconds in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdceZMZ6yFk#t=616s one scene,]] we see a bikini-clad brunette floating in Burke's pool while [[EroticEating eating a lollypop suggestively]]. And this is in a movie that's already pretty darn high in the {{fanservice}} department.
* GirlsWithGuns, and grenades, and katanas, and brass knuckles, and pepper spray, and weaponized vehicles, and...(etc.)
* GoldfishPoopGang: Cmdr. Lindsey March's American Right.
* GroinAttack: Threatened, with a sword, to perp-sweat a drug dealer. "They're revoking his ''member''-ship!"
* HonestJohnsDealership / SexistUsedCarSalesman: [[GreenAcres Pat Buttram]] plays a folksy car dealer who sells the women a shoddy van (which they fix up anyway).
* HowWeGotHere: The film inexplicably starts with the entire climax, after which one of the Angels explains the whole thing to the audience.
* HuddleShot: It's boob-tastic!
* IndyPloy: April's initial plan to destroy the processing plant.
* InMediasRes: The film's recut with the first half of the raid on the processing plant as an ActionPrologue, then showing most of the first few acts as a flashback before returning to the rest of the raid.
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: Keiko has a Japanese name and wields a katana, but is introduced as being from Vietnam. Technically it's possible, but given the general intelligence level of this movie as a whole, it's far more likely that TheyJustDidntCare.
** Also, the actress playing her was Chinese.
* [[JiggleShow Jiggle Movie]]: All that's missing is RussMeyer's name in the credits.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Trish.
* LockAndLoadMontage: Used rather stylishly in the sequence (missing from the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' cut) where they put the van together.
* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai
* MaleGaze: Constantly. For example, early in the movie, we get a shot straight up a ladder as Michelle is climbing it, making her butt the central focus of the frame.
* MarketBasedTitle: The movie was originally titled ''Seven From Heaven'', but has also gone by ''Angels' Brigade'' and the more well-known ''Angels Revenge'', for whatever reason.
* OnlyAFleshWound: While she's clearly affected by being shot, Trish is shown caring more about whether her actions earn her a spot among the Angels.
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: It's fairly obvious, especially with the VFormationTeamShot and the "7" transition bumper. Someone was trying to get this turkey made into a series.
* RightWingMilitiaFanatic: The Angels steal weapons and ammo from a right wing militia in order to wage their war on the drug cartel.
* RummageFail
* RunningGag: The aforementioned RummageFail.
** And Trish complaining that she never gets to participate in missions.
* SassyBlackWoman: Terry
* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Woman]]: Terry, the stuntwoman (especially when she's helping con Jim Backus' militia group).
* TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction: Especially egregious when they're dressed in bikinis on a ridiculously cold, foggy day on a deserted beach.
* TheSeventies: ''And how''.
* [[FiveManBand Seven Woman Band]]:
** TheHero: April.
** TheLancer[=/=]TheTeamBenefactor: Michelle.
** TheSmartGuy: Elaine.
** TheBigGuy: Terry and Keiko.
** TheChick: Maria.
** TagAlongKid: Trish.
* ShowSomeLeg
* SnoopingLittleKid: Trish
* SpyCatsuit: Worn by the team during the raid on the compound and in the VFormationTeamShot behind the closing credits.
* StockSoundEffects: Oddly, they chose to use ''cartoony'' sounds in the fight scenes.
* TheStrategist: Elaine, the policewoman, who irons out the details of the raid on the compound as soon as she arrives.
* TokenMinority: Terry and Keiko.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Trish: she gets just a little ''too'' excited at Sticks' [[GroinAttack unwanted bris]], she latches onto a drug dealer's car in order to track him, and she fatally shoots Burke at the end. However, the trope is slightly {{averted}} when she learns how to shoot a gun: she fires it inelegantly, then runs off crying and embarrassed.
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Averted; the first scene is the Angels reciting a quick summary of their plan to attack the cartel's compound (which Elaine comes up with later in the film[[note]]and earlier in the ''story''[[/note]]), and besides some additional security, it proceeds perfectly.
* VFormationTeamShot: In the credits.
* WaterfallShower: The Angels enjoy one in the woods after blowing up the drug processing compound.
* WrenchWench: Terry

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