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A cop videotapes his wife having various sexual encounters to spruce up their marriage. However, they soon land in hot water when a mobster learns of their marital activities. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Maxwell Caulfield ... David Cole

Jan-Michael Vincent ... Fletcher Ross

Shannon Whirry ... Joanna Cole

Delia Sheppard ... Ingrid

Mitchell Gaylord ... Rod Tennison (as Mitch Gaylord)

John Saxon ... Otto Van Horne

David Carradine ... William Lamberti

Josh Cruze ... Hernandez
Tom Reilly ... Ken
Erika Nann ... Dianne
Kelly Royce ... Jessica (as Juliet James)
Frank Swann ... Officer Tom
Lynette O'Connell ... Redhead
Bobby Johnston ... Frank
Kismet Salem ... Roseanne
Stephen Fiachi ... Dana
Wendy L. Walsh ... Interviewer (as Wendy Walsh)

Directed by
Gregory Dark  (as A. Gregory Hippolyte)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Georges des Esseintes 
Jon Robert Samsel 

Produced by
Andrew W. Garroni .... producer
Walter Gernert .... executive producer
Steven Smith .... associate producer
Original Music by
Joseph Smith 
Cinematography by
Wally Pfister 
Film Editing by
James Avalon  (as Kent Smith)
Casting by
Lori Cobe 
Production Design by
Blair Martin 
Costume Design by
Lothar Delgado 
Robert Delgado 
Makeup Department
Kerry Mendenhall .... hair stylist
Kerry Mendenhall .... makeup artist
Sound Department
Bill Reinhardt .... production sound mixer
Rick Avery .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Dean Jackson .... key grip
Music Department
Tony Cannella .... music editor
Susan Norwine .... musician: saxophone and ewi
Joseph Smith .... orchestrator
Gary Solt .... musician: guitar
Tim Torrance .... music engineer

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95 min

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Erotic Tale, 10 March 2009
Author: Mark C from United Kingdom

I rarely enjoy erotic films, but really loved this one. Its plot is quite basic the tale of a cop that works too hard and a wife that is neglected. Shannon Whirry as the wife is stunning and captures your attention. Its adult nature is full nudity and soft focus, with plenty of interesting outfits and people doing what is now seen as swinging. It hasn't really dated too badly, the hair is big, the g-strings high legged and the suits a bit 80s. Other than that they had kept it free of really obvious fashion or image disasters of the era.

The second film is also quite good and in the third Shannon wasn't included.

If you want intelligent eroticism then get Wild Things with Denise Richards, otherwise this will make a fun watch.

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