[[caption-width-right:248:[[CoversAlwaysLie No, none of these scenes happen in the film.]]]]

''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 UsefulNotes/LasVegas 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 ([[AsHimself 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.

The original version (''Brigade'') did not have the HowWeGotHere InMediasRes opening. Rather, it started chronologically. The later version (''Revenge'') added the narration by Cole (who was incidentally Greydon Clark's wife).

For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E22AngelsRevenge episode recap page]]. ''[=MST3K=]'' alumni Mary Jo Pehl and Bridget Nelson riffed the uncut film for Podcast/RiffTrax, restoring the missing scenes with Neville Brand.

Not to be confused with the cheesy 1980's ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086896/combined Angel]]'' films, which included similarly titled sequels as ''Avenging Angel'', ''Angel III: The Final Chapter'' and ''Angel 4: Undercover''. Also not to be confused with ''Series/CharliesAngels'', although that was almost certainly the filmmakers' intent.

!!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: Featuring deeply decolletaged skin-tight jumpsuits.
* 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.[[note]]The fellows on ''[=MST3K=]'' had their own theories, stating the obvious.[[/note]]
* AmazonBrigade: Well, yes. It's the entire crux of the film. Terry in particular towers over ''everyone''.
* BrickJoke: One guy at the drug-manufacturing compound goes into the outhouse shortly before the Angels' raid, and emerges only after it's all over.
* CharacterShilling: Arthur Godfrey's sole purpose in the film seems to be exclaiming how awesome Michelle is as a performer and a person.
* CoolCar: The tricked out black SUV including a ''cannon''.
* 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: The whole reason April comes up with her plan in the first place.
* {{Expospeak}}: A radio station recaps the events of the previous scenes. In the cuts without Neville Brand, it fills the plot hole about what happened to the drugs.
* FairCop: Elaine, who joins the group specifically to give them a tactical boost.
* 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...
* GroinAttack: Threatened, with a sword, to perp-sweat a drug dealer. "They're revoking his ''member''-ship!"
* HonestJohnsDealership / SexistUsedCarSalesman: [[Series/GreenAcres Pat Buttram]] plays a folksy car dealer who sells the women a shoddy van. It's implied that he intended to take them for fools, under the idea that women don't know a bad automobile when they see one... the truth is they knew it was crap, but had a WrenchWench on the team who intended to fix it.
* HowWeGotHere: The film inexplicably starts with the climax, after which one of the Angels explains the setup to the audience in a flashback that lasts for a good half of the movie!
* HuddleShot: It's boob-tastic, complete with an "A, B, C" plan culminating in "H, drive the '''H'''ell out of there!"
* HypocriticalHumor: During each and every RummageFail moment, April brags about how well organized she is. Even as she is dumping her overstuffed purse onto the ground.
* IndyPloy: April's initial plan to destroy the narcotics processing plant, before Elaine got involved, was basically to just wing it and make things up on the fly.
* 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. What makes it better is that the actress was neither Japanese NOR Vietnamese - she's Chinese.
* JiggleShow: All that's missing is Creator/RussMeyer's name in the credits.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Trish, much to the dismay of the other girls who think she's too young.
* LecherousLicking: The women resort to this on a mook to get him to let down his guard, with two girls on either side licking his ears.
* LingerieScene: A scene after the ladies destroy the drug compound has them peeling down to their underwear and going for a dip in a lake in the woods. As Crow puts it, "Ladies and gentleman, the reason this movie was made."
* LockAndLoadMontage: Used rather stylishly in the sequence (missing from the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' cut) where they put the van together.
* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai: A team of seven 'specialists' recruited to take down the drug cartel.
* 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.
-->'''Crow''': You know, this is so timely, because angels are real, real popular right now.
* OnlyAFleshWound:
** During the final showdown at the villa, Keiko is shot in the arm but manages to fight on.
** Trish too; while she's clearly affected by being shot, she 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 movie made into a series.
* ReCut: The original version lacked the HowWeGotHere opening.
* RecklessGunUsage:
** Trish isn't prepared for either the gun recoil or report, then forgets she has a loaded weapon and fires at the ground near the others' feet. Acknowledged by the characters as Elaine says she'll teach Trish proper use of a handgun.
** Averted with the adults, who are implied to have picked it up rather quickly -- even the dizty model.
* RegionalRiff: Keiko is introduced with a stereotypical Chinese musical intro.
* RightWingMilitiaFanatic: The Angels steal weapons and ammo from a right wing militia in order to wage their war on the drug cartel.
* RummageFail: April can never find her map of the compound in her purse.
* RunningGag:
** The aforementioned RummageFail.
** And Trish complaining that she never gets to participate in missions.
* SassyBlackWoman: Terry, especially during her SUV refit.
* ScaryBlackMan: 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. To the film's credit, it acknowledges the scenario is ridiculous, but they continue on, saying things like "Let's have some fun in the fog!"
* ShesGotLegs: Michelle during her Vegas show.
* SnoopingLittleKid: Trish. {{Lampshaded}} by her teacher.
* 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.
-->'''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Tom]]''': Okay. Sound by Creator/HannaBarbera. Fine.
* 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]][[note]]'''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Tom]]''': Kids just ''love'' genital mutilation![[/note]], 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.
* WeaponizedCar: Terry made a few modifications, including a cannon and a reinforced bumper making the SUV effectively a battering ram.
* WrenchWench: Terry