|MIND TWISTER (director: Fred Olen Ray; screenwriter: Mark Thomas McGee; cinematographer: Gary Graver; editor: W. Peter Miller; music: Peter Rotter; cast: Telly Savalas (Richard Howland), Richard Roundtree (Frank Webb), Suzanne Slater (Heather Black), Gary Hudson (Daniel Strahten), Erica Nann (Lisa Strahten), Maria Ford (Melanie Duncan), Nels Van Patten (Roy Gerard), Angela Ashley (Hayley Quinn), Paula Raymond (Agnes), John Bythe Barrymore (Pizza Delivery Boy); Runtime: 94; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Luigi Cingolari; VCI Home Video (Smart Egg Pictures); 1994)|
only for Telly Savalas fans."
by Dennis Schwartz
second-rate erotic thriller is the last film of Telly
Savalas. It's directed by the soft-core porn maven
Fred Olen Ray ("Dirty Blondes From
Beyond"/"After Midnight"/"Collision Course"). After a
brief theater release it was on VHS. The lame
screenplay is by Mark
Howland (Telly Savalas) is an aging
police lieutenant, who investigates the brutal murder
of a stripper while teased by his colleagues for being
month after the crime, aspiring actress Heather Black
(Suzanne Slater) tells her
swinging shrink, Daniel Strahten (Gary
Hudson), whose female clients are victims
of the maniac killer, she dreamed of the murder.
Heather also lets it be known that she is willing to
be used as bait to catch the killer, as she is
videotaped getting it on with the shrink's hottie wife
Lise (Erica Nann) in an attempt
to get the killer to go after her next.
heavy on sex scenes, and manages to keep the murder
mystery suspenseful. It's worth seeing only for Telly
Savalas fans, who gives an enjoyable loopy
REVIEWED ON 3/5/2015 GRADE: C
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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