Picasso Trigger (1988)

Killing is an art form. That’s what the Professor — returning from Sidaris’ film Seven — says before giving our heroes a ton of weapons. They’re gonna need them after double agent Picasso Trigger is assassinated in Paris by even more duplicitous big bad Miguel Ortiz (Rodrigo Obregon, who shows up in plenty more Andy Sidaris films). Now, he’s after anyone who worked for the Agency in the wake of his brother’s death.

Sadly, there’s no Cody or Rowdy Abeline around. Travis, another relative, appears. However, Donna (Dona Speir), Taryn (Hope Marie Carlton) and Edy (Cynthia Brimhall) are back, joined by November 1984 Playmate of the Month Roberta Vasquez as Pantera, Guich Koock as L.G. Abilene, Bruce Penhall from CHiPs as Hondo, Patty Duffek as Pattycakes and Kym Malin as Kym (hey, they can’t all be crazy names).

It’s an Andy Sidaris film, so none of the good guys can shoot a gun to save their lives, there’s a cane that shoots both shotgun and mortar rounds, exploding boomerangs and RC cars, as well as more showers than anyone has ever taken in 99 minutes.

They don’t make movies like this anymore. I’m not sure who else — other than probably me — wants to see James Bond-esque spy adventure with wacky gizmos while everyone is in Speedos and spandex. I know it’s silly and yet I love this film as one does a childhood friend who has never grown up and moved out of their mother’s house. Actually, more films today should look to be as entertaining as this.

Plus, how great of a title is Picasso Trigger? It just begs you to watch whatever it is.

You can get the blu ray of this from Mill Creek.

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