The Psychotronic Film Society presents "Sudden Death" (Philippines, 1977)

  • The Sentient Bean 13 East Park Avenue Savannah, GA, 31401 United States

8pm showtime, with $7 admission.

The PFS continues its series of overlooked gems when it offers a rare public viewing of the action-packed 1977 Filipino exploitation picture Sudden Death.

Directed by the fabled Eddie Romero, it stars Robert Conrad (best known as Jim West in the 1960s TV series The Wild, Wild West and later as Pappy Boyington in the series Black Sheep Squadron) as a retired CIA operative living in seclusion in the Philippines. Conrad's character finds himself drawn back into investigations and violent retribution after an old friend is murdered.

Filled to the brim with realistic, no-frills fistfights, car chases, gun battles, and snappy repartee, Sudden Death is obscure, yet adored by fans of nihilistic mayhem. Oddly enough, the villain is played by his dear friend in real life, 70s character actor Don Stroud (Django Unchained).

This screening marks Conrad's 80th birthday, and is suitable for mature audiences.