Released: Jan 01st, 1986
Running Time: 80
Director: Patti Rhodes
Company: Penguin Productions
Cast: Buck Adams, Summer Rose, John C. Holmes, Leslie Winston, Melissa Melendez, Tess Ferre, Sean King, Billy Dee
Critical Rating: AA
Marina Vice, the third video I’ve seen based on Miami Vice, features a premise. Unfortunately, the actors are left standing around with nothing to do except look through binoculars and have sex. Buck Adams and Billy Dee play two cops in search of the evil Costa (John Holmes) and his cocaine racked on a boat in Marina del Rey. But storywise, nothing, and I mean nothing, happens.
Sexually, some of the scenes are very clinical – detached with no passion. Tess Ferre, a very attractive short-haired blonde is used in only one scene (a nicely mounted romp with Adams), but the rest is very standard stuff. Billy Dee does Leslie Winston, he takes on Melissa Melendez on a boat, Dee and Adams do a double penetration with Leslie Winston, Holmes takes on Melendez and Summer Rose and so on. It all looks the same – shot with little imagination. There’s quantity, though and some pretty photography of the boats on the water.
Adding to the problems, however, is music so loud at times that it washes out the dialogue. Somebody should learn how to edit as well, since three glaring editing mistakes exist, further drowning out any reality. Yet people like Billy Dee and John Holmes do try to create characters and I applaud their attempt. The fact that it doesn’t add to the story and the fact that the sex is so average, helps keep Marina Vice, unfortunately, smack in the middle of the pack.