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Released: Aug 01st, 1986
Running Time: 80
Director: Robert McCallum
Company: Cal Vista Video
Cast: Nina Hartley, Jerry Butler, Kristarrah Barrington, Kimberly Carson, Nick Random, Buck Adams
Critical Rating: AAA
Jerry Butler and Kimberly Carson each turn in one of the best performances of their careers in Peeping Tom, a strong story of a voyeur Wall Street tycoon and the psychiatrist trying to help him cope with his problem. Butler, who was recently honored at the 10th Annual Erotic Awards as Best Actor for his role in Cecil Howard's Snake Eyes, brings the same type of character alive here for Robert McCallum, in a film that has much the same style and feel as Howard's presentation.
Carson, whose dual role as psychiatrist/conscience is tipped off by her eloquent white fingernails, delivers her lines well, but should have been featured in more of the sex. Her only two scenes—a brief but fiery lesbian encounter with Honey Wilder, and the show-ending romp with Butler—are slow, sensual and hot.
Actually, McCallum moves the whole film along rather slowly, which proves both good and bad. On the one hand, it adds to the sensual and surreal premise of Butler's lying in wait while others, like the energetic Nina Hartley and "cool" Buck Adams, supply the heat, while on the other hand, it hurts some of the sex scenes, like the desk-top Tracey Adams/Robert Bullock tussle. A few changes in pace, maybe with some quicker edits, would have made this film more randy. But it's the story and the performances of Butler and Carson that make this a film worth seeing.