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Gator Bait

Release Date:January 1, 1976
Running time:88 minutes
Cast:Claudia Jennings, Douglas Dirkson, Sam Gilman, Clyde Ventura, Bill Thurman
Director:Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian
Producer:Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian
Writer:Beverly Sebastian
Distributor:Paramount Pictures

Description: In this B movie that falls between the cracks of mainstream vs. cult production (not rich enough for the former or sick enough for the latter), Claudia Jennings stars as Desirée, a tough Cajun huntress looking out for her younger brother and sister when three men and two of their sons come hunting for her, believing she killed the son of one of them. In the process of avoiding capture, Desirée's sister is victimized by the hunters, and the Cajun woman vows revenge -- first by luring them ever deeper into the swamp, and then by exacting her own deadly justice when the opportunity arises. In an era in which women had very few leading action roles in films, Jennings was setting a pattern for the future wave of female action stars. She was already a cult figure before her 1979 death at the age of 29 in a car crash.~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

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