Released: May 01st, 1989
Running Time: 85
Director: Buck Adams
Company: Foxy Video
Cast: Jerry Butler, Fallon, Marc Wallice, Buck Adams, Lisa Lamborgini, Desiree Fox, Ray Victory, Amanda Tyler
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Buck Adams plays an undercover vice cop who's going around telling mob figures he's an "investment banker" - the kind that carries a Smith & Wesson long barrel .44 Magnum. Adams is carrying on an affair with a mob princess (Lisa Lamborgini), sister of the guy he's trying to take down - Hawk Giannetti (Jerry Butler). So you've got to figure, one of a couple of things will got to happen: either the relationship is going to be very short lived, or someone in the feature's going to be cut short. Hence, a lot of dead bodies show up in the screen credits.
Action/adventure combined with throbbing sex is a challenge to interpret on the small screen. However, writer/director/actor Adams has a pretty good sense of where he's going with his camera - at least most of the time. (Some of the long, long range desert shots detailing the drug drops get lost, lost, lost) but the overall feeling is stylish with a nice sense of rhythm and pace plus a good music score (unfortunately, it gets a little intrusive in the dialogue scenes - a common malady we find in adult video.)
Unbilled Amanda Tyler and Desiree Fox are virtual unexpected pluses in the cast ensemble. Both are hot and ably hot bodied in their sex cameos. Their stints are, sadly, all too brief.
With all the scene shifts, characters and locales to work in, Under The Law stands up as one of the more ambitious adult video undertakings. With it, Buck Adams brings home his best feature to date.