by Patrick Bromley
Andy Sidaris had a very simple formula for filmmaking: bullets, bombs, and babes. A pioneer in the field of TV sports, Sidaris transitioned to filmmaking in the late 1960s, directing a documentary about James Garner racing cars. By the 1970s, Sidaris found his niche, combining elements of action movies and espionage with softcore sex and lots and lots of nudity. He would never stray from this formula. You always know what you're in for with Malibu Bay Films.
1. Seven (1979)
This one, written as well as directed by Sidaris, adds more comedy to the formula and is significant for being the first in what would come to be known as the "Triple B" series (bullets, bombs, babes). Darby Hinton plays a private eye -- not a spy for once in a Sidaris movie -- who gets entangled in espionage and a plot to sell computer technology to Russians, because 1985. Sybil Danning appears in this one, making it better than most of Sidaris' other movies.
3. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)
4. Savage Beach (1989)
5. Guns (1990)the theme song to each other a couple times a week. But it also adds Erik Estrada into the mix as the movie's big bad, and it's rare that Sidaris got to work with stars. He usually just made his own. This one also includes appearances by Devin DeVasquez (Can't Buy Me Love, Society) and even a young Danny Trejo.
6. Fit to Kill (1993)
7. Return to Savage Beach (1998)