Released: Nov 01st, 1991
Running Time: 80
Director: Jack Remy
Company: VCA Features
Cast: Buck Adams, Jeanna Fine, Savannah (I), Rachel Ryan, Taylor Wane, Marc Wallice
Critical Rating: AAAA 1/2
It’s really good, solid filmmaking like this that makes it possible to forget all the single and double A tapes that pass through my VCR. By any standard, producer Paul Thomas has put together an interesting story that rings true with human feelings, has good hot sex performed by a cast of fine, well-rehearsed actors, and yet obviously cares about plot and subtlety of characterization.
One would naturally assume that the story is about Roxy (Savannah), the innocent who’s just been ditched by her boyfriend (who incidentally stole all her money) … but that would not be entirely correct. The tape is as much about over-the-hill boxer Buck Adams, who just can’t seem to keep a girlfriend. See his early confrontation/conjugation with Jeanna Fine, who we find out later is a “professional mistress”.
Adams has his autobiography ghostwritten by Rachel Ryan, who in turn is the mistress of Mike Horner, Jeanna’s psychiatrist. The characters begin to interact when Roxy, who’s been posing for artist Taylor Wayne, gets a job as Ryan’s typist. Needless to say, Adams falls for Savannah – must be those funny cute hats she wears, and her winning, innocent smile that seems a mile wide. The twists go the way of Cyrano, but forget that and gaze a look at the stupendously beautiful blonde Savannah, never looking more radiant.
Each character is worth studying individually. Everybody in this story eventually learns how to communicate in different ways, which in turn leads to better self-understanding. And then the screwing, though there are less scenes than in the average feature, takes on a lusty dimension in eroticism. I think there are awards nominations aplenty here. Only a retailer not interested in making money would skip this one.