Hustler Squad


by Tuna

The setting: a Philippine island in WW II, site of a major bordello used by Japanese officers for R&R. Allied intelligence picks up the fact that three generals and an admiral will be visiting, so they task their least conventional officer, major Stony Stonewall, with finding a way to kill them. He gets together with the leader of the island's resistance movement, and the two finally hit on an idea that could work. They will recruit and train four female assassins to infiltrate the brothel as hookers. Their first "volunteer" was incarcerated for second degree murder when she killed somebody for interfering with her sex life. Number two was a volunteer nurse, and is now dying. Number three is a hooker being hunted by the mob. The last is a Filipina who saw her family killed while she was being raped by Japanese soldiers.

Hustler Squad is exploitation drive-in fare, actually shot on location in The Philippines, with virtually no attempt to re-create the 1940s except some faux "big band" music in the background. IMDb voters rank it a wretched 1.2, placing the film in line to challenge the worst in history for the bottom spot. The Top 1000 IMDb voters score it as follows:

5 or more - absolute 0

4 - 3%

3 - 3%

3 - 6%

1 - 87%

True enough, and exactly why you should watch it! Invite some friends over, get well into the first six pack, put this on, and have a ball.


Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by our definition, a C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:


By any objective standard, an F, but there are some awful movies which are hilariously bad, and this is one of them. Recommended for bad movie buffs.


  • Two of the hooker squad, Lynda Sinclaire and Nory Wright, show breasts.







Unknown. Drive-in, grindhouse distribution.






1.2 IMDB summary (of 10)






* full screen

* double bill with Superchick.