Synopsis by Mark Deming
A handful of women learn how to serve up both sex and violence in this wartime action drama. During World War II, American officer Maj. Stony Stonewall (John Erickson) has been given a difficult assignment -- military intelligence has discovered a number of top Japanese leaders will be meeting on an island in the Philippines for a secret strategy session, and it's his job to infiltrate the island and kill as many of the Japanese brass as possible. Stonewall isn't sure how to get a battalion of soldiers on the island without tipping his hand, so he comes up with a different plan -- there's a brothel for Japanese officers on the island, so why not fill it with prostitutes sympathetic to the Allied cause? Stonewall recruits tough-as-nails convict Rose (Nory Wright), Sonya (Liza Lorena), who was raped by Japanese troops, mob-connected streetwalker Cindy Lee (Lynda Sinclaire) and Anna (Johanna Raunio), who has learned she doesn't have long to live. The women are given a crash course in guerilla military skills and sent to the island as sex workers, waiting for their opportunity to exact revenge against the Japanese leaders. Hustler Squad was a rare English language directorial credit from Philippine filmmaker Cesar Gallardo.
guerrilla, infiltration, officer, prostitute/prostitution, war