Released: Mar 01st, 2000
Running Time: 84
Director: Jace Rocker
Company: Wicked Pictures
Cast: Stephanie Swift, Inari Vachs, Michael J. Cox, Lola (I), Chloe (I), Devin Wolf, Tony Tedeschi
Critical Rating: AAAA
Can fill those empty spaces on the couples or plot-driven shelf nicely.
The Pushover is a classic programmer. In the '50s, it would have been made by Allied Artists and starred John Agar and Dorothy Provine and would have filled out a double bill nicely. Of course, there wouldn't have been any sex —on screen— but it would have sent people out of the Bijou with smiles on their faces, and that's fine.
Sleazeball agent Tony Tedeschi's meal ticket actress just faw-down-go-splat in a plane crash, and he needs a replacement for a new comedy pilot rightdamnnow —just as hotel maid Stephanie Swift takes a full two minutes to bring her housekeeping cart into the room. Faster than you can say "Ester Blodgett" he has takes Swift under his wing and brought her to Hollywood (accompanied by roomie Chloe) to be groomed as a new comedy star. The usual complications ensue, Tedeschi gets his comeuppance, and everybody else lives happily ever after.
Smartass George Kaplan script well performed (although Inari Vachs and Devin Wolf's lines about working in the industry for 10 years should have been revised: 10 years ago they were passing notes in homeroom), and the six sex scenes (two g/g) will please those who couldn't care less about the clever script. Editor Jonathan Morgan provides undercranking and comedy sound effects to good effect, and director Rocker does his bit with good moving-camera scenes and fine performances from the actors, including a pleasing unexpected bit by Veronica Hart.