Mankillers VHS cover
Directed by David A. Prior
Produced by David Winters
Bruce Lewin
Peter Yuval
Written by David A. Prior
Starring Edd Byrnes
Gail Fisher
Edy Williams
Lynda Aldon
William Zipp
Christine Lunde
Suzanne Tegmann
Music by Tim Heintz
Tim James
Steve McClintock
Cinematography Keith Holland
Edited by Alan Carrier
Distributed by Action International Pictures
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Release dates
  • 1987 (1987)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Mankillers, also known as 12 Wild Women, was filmed in 1986 in and around Riverside, California, United States, and was written and directed by David A. Prior. The film was shot back to back with Deadly Prey as part of the newly formed Action International Pictures.


A female CIA agent is assigned to train and lead an all-female combat squad to Colombia to stop a renegade agent who has hired himself out to a drug cartel and white slaver. Unfortunately, the agent's recruits consists of prison convicts - murderesses, sociopaths, bank robbers, etc. These women are guaranteed clean slates on their records if the mission is successfully pulled off. Their past "experience" from their criminal endeavors offers them some insight and skill, but their vast amount of their mission-specific training will require them to learn team effort, self-sacrifice, and the ability to follow orders and achieve mission objectives.


  • Edd Byrnes as Jack Marra
  • Gail Fisher as Joan Hanson
  • Edy Williams as Sgt. Roberts
  • Lynda Aldon as Rachael McKenna
  • William Zipp as John Mickland
  • Christine Lunde as Maria Rosetti
  • Suzanne Tegmann as Terry Davis
  • Marilyn Stafford as Roxanne Taylor
  • Paul Bruno as Bruno
  • Bryan Clark as Williams
  • Thyais Walsh as Vicki Thompson
  • Bainbridge Scott as Christine Rollins
  • Cyndi Domino as Trish Daniels
  • Amber Star as K.C. Grimes
  • John Taylor as Mannetti
  • Sheila Best as Margaret Skinner
  • Naomi Delgado as Vannesa Shaw
  • Arlene Julian as Lisa Leonardo
  • Veronica Carothers as Shannon Smith

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