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Tropical Heat (1993)

R  |   |  Mystery, Crime  |  28 July 1993 (USA)
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An insurance investigator (Rick Rossovich) is hired by the American wife (Maryam d'Abo) of a maharaja to go to India to investigate the questionable death of her husband. Immediately the ... See full summary »

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An insurance investigator (Rick Rossovich) is hired by the American wife (Maryam d'Abo) of a maharaja to go to India to investigate the questionable death of her husband. Immediately the two start an affair that leads to several soft-core sex scenes scattered throughout the film. Meanwhile an Indian woman (Asha Siewkumar) believes that her own father's disappearance may be involved in the murder, a story that local police dismiss. She then stalks the wife to get proof of a conspiracy. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A steamy tale of blackmail, eroticism, and murder.

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India never looked so alluring!
11 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Tropical Heat (unrated version reviewed here) was all right. I've seen better. Rick Rossovich, who played Steve Martin's foil in Roxanne, plays a P.I. who is given what seems to be a straightforward case: Go to India and see if a British woman's papers are legit, allowing her to claim her husband's wealth after he was stomped by an elephant(!). Everything seems fine until a relative of the dead man shows up and pleads to Rossovich that he was murdered. Not only that, Rossovich also has a torrid affair with the widow, played by a delicious Maryam D'Abo. And so, the search for the truth comes up when it turns out that other associates of the Maharajah are dead as well.

Tropical Heat was filmed in India, and it's probably a great showcase for this country. The acting is O.K., although it seems that some of the actors had their voices dubbed. Yes, this is a MFV erotic thriller, and the scenes here with D'Abo and Rossovich are hot stuff. Asha Siewkumar, playing the Maharajah's relative, is a knockout, she's the Kira Reed of India. LeeAnn Beaman is cute, but her "scene" with Rossovich is tepid, and she hasn't got a great body nor great acting skills for this genre. I'd see it again if it comes up, it's pretty clever.


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