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You need three things to have a good B-Movie. 1, you need nudity. Undercover
Heat has a lot of it. 2, you need a face passed story without a lot of
dialogue and hard to follow plots. Undercover Heat is far from confusing.
And 3, a strong leading actress that can act. Athena Massey not only carried
this film that made her into a sex image, but she made her role as the "Tom
Boy" cop believable.
A wonderful supporting cast that doesn't take away from the film. Athena is amazing to watch on screen. That reason alone makes you want to rent this one over and over again.
UNDERCOVER (3 outta 5 stars) Well, I assumed this was a "real" movie... the video box and plot description seemed to indicate that... but 5 minutes into the flick it becomes obvious that this is softcore porn (tipoffs: frequent gratuitous nude grappling, obviously phony names in the credits). The amazing thing to me was: it actually works as a fairly routine police thriller as well as a sex movie! Not a great thriller by any stretch of the imagination... but the acting is competent, the script is decent and the premise is actually explored with more candor and honesty than it would have been in a "real" movie. A sexy, tomboy female cop (Athena Massey) goes undercover in a high-class whorehouse to try and track someone who is killing off the girls. She is supposed to be sheltered from having actual sex by other undercover cops posing as clients and giving a secret password. Unfortunately the password turns out to be a little too commonplace an expression in a place like this and she finds herself having to deal with actual clients. Well, you don't expect the girl to break her cover, do you? This is her job after all... This has always been a favorite theme of mine in undercover cop movies... how far can/should a cop go in order to play their role? Usually in mainstream movies the issue gets side-stepped and the cop never has to actually go all the way to protect their cover... but that's not the case here. Nice performance by actor Tom Tayback as the police sergeant (something about his voice and manner made me think he was related to Bruce Dern).
I saw that film in 1998. The film was based on the story of a cop which is played by Athena. The adventurism which was basically shown in the film kept my attention from first scene to the very last scene of the movie.I throughly enjoyed the performance of Athena. She looked gorgeous in the film, specially her sex scenes with Anthony Guidera were awesome. I thought that Athena should work with Guidera in other films as well. Because that couple seems to me a great one. The passion which Athena showed during her sex scenes was excellent. But she looked more passionate particularly in doing sex with Anthony Guidera. I think this couple should work with each other in more films.
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I think Undercover/Undercover Heat plays to a very primal male (and
female escapist?) fantasy, that beneath the surface of every tough,
intelligent, attractive, independent woman is an insatiable
nymphomaniac just dying to slip on some kinky lingerie and have sex
with everyone in sight, they just need a little nudge and will then be
overwhelmed by the sexiness of the situation. It succeeds admirably and
is a darn sight more entertaining than many big budget Hollywood
On the good side Athena is just amazingly beautiful, a shame she seemed to largely give up acting after this. What's more she's not a bad actress convincing both as the tough tomboy cop and the supersexy hooker she transforms into once she succumbs to her suppressed femininity. As always Meg 'Scary Eyes' Foster effortlessly improves any film she graces with her presence. Jeffery Dean Morgan in an early role before going on to a good deal of mainstream success (bet he's taken this film off his CV). The story isn't bad and the whole thing zips along at a fair old pace. The sex scenes are imaginative and truly erotic, going a lot further in terms of kinkiness than you normally get in these sorts of films, especially the stunning sequence with Athena in her dominatrix policewoman outfit which leaves you drooling with lust (her entrance wearing it generated an actual collective groan of desire from the audience the first time we watched this!).
On the bad side the central idea that Gold could be certain that Cindy would only receive the phony clients he sets up for her takes some swallowing (although a quick scan of the net reveals several real life cases of off-duty policewomen moonlighting as prostitutes). Madame V's seems to be the only brothel in the world where all the clients are young, attractive and fit as well as the working girls. The production values are pretty poor, you can see the shot of the outside of the police station repeated again and again. Some of the supporting actors aren't so great and the dialogue rather flat. The one line that always makes me laugh is when Cindy is trying on her new hookerwear in front of the mirror (love to see the expenses claim for that!"Hot pants, check, thigh boots, check, black lace stockings with matching thong and push up bra, check...") "Being a cop doesn't scare me but being a woman does". Because obviously the essence of being a woman is slutting it up in skimpy black lingerie? Sadly we only see Athena in a sexually dominant role, I'd also have liked to have seen her explore her submissive side. You wonder would Gold be so resistant to Cindy 'sowing her wild oats' if she was male? Cindy doesn't really make much headway in solving the case but then she's probably too busy having fun lolling around in sexy lingerie and screwing everyone in sight.
So all told a great film and I always wonder why we didn't have a whole series of them in the same vein?
This movie is a very nice Erotic-Thriller. If I had to compare this movie
to a more mainstream movie, I'd go with "Scream." A call girl from a high
price whorehouse is murdered, and it is up to the tom-boy police woman
(Athena Massey) to go undercover as a prostitute to find the killer. At
same time, she sees a "sexy" side to her that she didn't know she
Cindy (Athena Massey) does a very good job at making you believe she is an innocent tom-boy at the beginning of the flick, which really makes it hot when you finally see her cut-loose and explore her sexual side.
The main plot is trying to guess who the killer is. It isn't revealed to the viewer until the end of the movie. Unlike the "Scream" series, I think this movie did a better job of "surprising" you with who the killer actually is.
All in all, a well-rounded film. A definite "don't miss" if you're in the mood for some sex, and mystery.
Not really for intellectuals, but instead a mixture of detective story, softcore sex and humour (the latter being sparsely dosed but nicely done). A lot of girls, but really mainly a vehicle for Athena Massey, whose beautiful body is shown to around 98% on various occasions, and who also has a way with deadpan humour. Anyone who hasn't yet seen it should catch up on this amusing 93 minute-film, which stops (if only just) short of full frontal nudity but was apparently still considered worthy of the US "R"-rating. My DVD had a crystal clear picture with fine colours, which more than made up for the cost-conscious props and locations.
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Well, Meg Foster (she of the scarily blue eyes) is in it, which gives
the superficial impression that this is a "proper" movie, but it's
actually soft porn exploitation. Also, it's actually Athena Massey's
She plays the central role of the undercover policewoman investigating a murder by posing as a hooker, who then gets more involved in her undercover role than she had expected to.
She spends a fair amount of the movie out of her clothes. This, in my view, is not a bad thing. So do assorted others. My opinion remains unchanged.
Oh, and there's a tolerable plot, too.
well, gregory dark's movies always have:
- a cute woman as the star - a quiet, violent man as the villain - a nice lesbian scene - a story ´
is he good? let's say that i prefer him to adrian lyne
A female cop goes undercover in a high price whorehouse to find a
murderer and discovers she likes the assignment more than she should.
Good for her. This movie is an abomination. This is zero acting ability, zero story, the writing is horrendous and it appears they just stuck a camera on the ground and filmed because there is no direction either.
And the sound is out of sync by a second which makes the entire affair annoying.
I cannot tell you enough to stay away from this horrible horrible movie! There is not one redeeming aspect to it. Not one.
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