|DOUBLE THREAT (director/writer: David A. Prior; cinematographer: Gerald B. Wolfe; editor: Tony Malanowski ; music: Christopher Farrell; cast: Gary Swanson (Coleman), Sally Kirkland (Monica Martel), Andrew Stevens (Eric Cline), Sherrie Rose (Lisa Shane), Richard Lynch (Detective Robert Fenich), Anthony Franciosa (Crocker Scott), Chick Vennera (Stephen Ross), Ted Prior (Thug #1); Runtime: 96; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Kimberly Casey; AIP (Home Video); 1993)|
|"It ends on an anticlimactic
by Dennis Schwartz
erotic thriller that's set in Hollywood but filmed
in Mobile, Alabama. It's directed and written by
David A. Prior ("Night
Trap"/"Felony"/"Mutant Species"). The film's highlight
is Sally masturbating while leading man Andrew Stevens
pumps iron. It comes in either the R edition or in the
Martel (Sally Kirkland) is an aging movie
star trying for a comeback in an erotic thriller. When
her leading man and boy-toy Eric Cline
(Andrew Stevens) has sex with her body double Lisa
Shane (Sherrie Rose), who was
hired because Monica refuses to go nude since she
never has before, Monica violently flips out from
jealousy. Later Lisa is killed by a car bomb.
film goes into the tank when ponderously explaining in
its finale the murky plot twists and tacking on
tiresome flashbacks. It ends on an anticlimactic
Lynch effectively plays Detective
hot sex scenes there's a diverting disco one.
another of executive producer David Winters
and Prior's below par direct-to-video B films.
REVIEWED ON 4/21/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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