Released: Aug 01st, 1993
Running Time: 70
Director: Paul Thomas
Company: Cal Vista Film
Cast: Mark Davis, Tony Tedeschi, Randy Spears, Deborah Wells, Rebecca Bardoux, Shawn Ricks, Sierra (I), Shanna (I), Nick East
Critical Rating: AAAA
The erotic Steal This Heart, whether intentionally or not, is another variation on the Thief of Hearts theme which the XXX industry in its scrambling for ideas, feels compelled to do about every third reappearance of the Comet Kohoutek. (The Passion Within, Lies of Passion and Stolen Hearts come immediately to mind as notable examples.)
Thief of Hearts, a sampling of mainstream erotica in the manner of 9 ½ Weeks, is about a thief who steals a woman's diary so he can eventually steal her heart by gaining entry to her thoughts. It's not an exceptionally gripping movie, a fact which doesn't bode well for its imitators. Director Paul Thomas and scriptster Carl Esser, on the other hand, get away with a major case of breaking and entering by casting the ravishing Deborah Wells (linguistically, the female Rocco) in the lead role as the bored housewife who's very open to sexual suggestions.
Spears and accomplice Tony Tedeschi break into Wells' and husband Jonathan Morgan's home. Caught in the act, they don't get much in the way of booty, but Randy (whose romantic motives are completely suspect) manages to sneak out with the film's plot contrivance – Well's diary, which forms the wellspring for most of the film's sex scenes, via fantasy recreations. (Coincidentally enough, Randy plays the exact same role in Stolen Hearts – so much for originality.)
Lo and behold, Wells, as we discover, likes to imagine herself helplessly ravaged by cat burglars, and this sets up a nice threeway involving her, Mark Davis and Shawn Ricks. It also sets up a surprise element for later.
The film is being released in two parts. Part One with its sexual variety (a two-on-two involving Spears, Tedeschi, Brittany O'Connell and Sierra is the highlight) seems to be the stronger of the two segments. Yet it neglects to answer the question why Wells can't seem to remember Spears from the night of the robbery (he's unmasked by Morgan) when he approaches her on two different occasions in a parking lot. But that's a minor quibble in an otherwise reasonably entertaining picture.
Part Two features pairings between Spears and Wells on two different occasions, plus a nifty fantasy sequence in which Wells masturbates from the rear as she looks in on Spears humping Kristi Lynn (from Andrew Blake's Sensual Exposure).
Sexually, the film is heavily loaded with two prominent elements: Blow job scenes of major proportions and beautiful bare asses, detailed and spread wide for your enjoyment during the sex encounters. This is one film to enjoy for its high degree of visual fulfillment, and a good marketing campaign will help push both tapes.