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Tropic of Passion (1973)

X | | Adult, Crime, Drama | March 1973 (USA)
Private eye Johnny Wadd travels to Hawaii to help a wealthy, young heiress find out who is blackmailing her with a porno film of her with her sleazy lawyer.


(as Bob A. Lain)


Cast overview:
Johnny Wadd (as John Duval)
Chlorine Stillwater ...
Wadd's Secretary (as Cassandra)
Patti Snyder ...
Ruth Miller
Sandy Carey ...
Alex's Girlfriend (as Sandi Carey)
Sandy Dempsey ...
Jan the Call Girl (as Tiffany Stewart)
Alex Elliot ...
Alex Royal (as Ira)
Zelma ...
Burlesque Dancer


Johnny Wadd, detective, is flown first class to beautiful Hawaii by a gorgeous young heiress named Ruth Miller. Ms. Miller is about to receive $10 million on her twenty-first birthday as long as she maintains her sterling image. But the inheritance is in severe jeopardy and so Johnny Wadd is called in for assistance. It seems that Ruth had been filmed having sex with a young stud. He told her of the film, sent her a copy and then blackmailed her on several occasions. But Wadd is on his tail in a flash, along with every hot chick that crosses his path. Written by VCX

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Plot Keywords:

hawaii | sex | karate | blackmail | fight | See All (42) »


Adult | Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

March 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fantasex Weekend  »

Box Office


$750 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Wadd's Secretary: Oh, Johnny, you're so brave... I would love to see you get beat up. Kiss me.
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Followed by Blonde Fire (1978) See more »


Theme from 'La Resa dei conti'
Composed by Ennio Morricone
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You've ruined Hawaii for me!
3 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How do you imagine Bob Chinn and his greasy camera got the bucks to fly him, John Holmes and a couple of skanks to Hawaii? This is still early in their career, makes you wonder. This still has the raw grittiness of any Times Square number. But it looks like a vacation for these guys. Holmes rides in a big rental car with a straw hat, checks into a fancy hotel, big room with a balcony, balls of course, and in his way, investigates some crime involving blackmail, heroin and of course...the director. Either by design or as an afterthought, JH and Chinn perform one of their trademark kung-fu battles and it is just the funniest thing you've ever seen. Just feigning the impact of their feeble blows so dramatically could injure just about anyone. This along with Jade Pussycat must have had a great influence of Boogie Nights and any sort of porn-art connoseurs.

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