The Last Tattoo (1994)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Medical Drama, Period Film, Political Thriller  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - New Zealand  |   MPAA Rating - R
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A virulent strain of gonorrhea is loose in New Zealand and it is up to a nurse to find the carrier in this Kiwi thriller set in WW II. New Zealand was a popular shore-leave locale for battle fatigued American sailors. Kelly Towne is a nurse from the Hygiene Department. Her assignment is to help keep the spread of VD in check. She works with both the troops and the local brothels. In the film's beginning a Marine has been murdered and his girlfriend, a former hooker, has disappeared. Kelly becomes involved in the mystery after she finds out that both the missing girl and the wife of a local politician carry this new, deadly strain of gonorrhea. With the help of U.S. Marine Capt. Michael Starwood, she sets off to find the girl and is surprised that her trail leads to the highest ranks of the New Zealand government and the American military where a conspiracy is taking place.

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war, carrier, conspiracy, doctor/nurse, epidemic, investigation, killing, murder, prostitute/prostitution, sailor, STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease), VD (Venereal Disease)