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Cast overview, first billed only:
Annette Haven ...
Elvira Lawrence
Kelly Nichols ...
Marybeth Von Holenwohl
Annette Heinz ...
Nicholas Stern
Fritz von Holenwohl (as R. Bolla)
Joey Silvera ...
Tommy Corona
George Payne ...
Chelsea Blake ...
Pricilla Hasselhof
Jeffrey Wallach ...
The Sheik Hassan Ben-Que
Joyce Snyder ...
Nannette Collier
Cassandra Leigh ...
Volunteer at Sheik's Party
Volunteer at Sheik's Party
Darla Davies ...
Volunteer at Sheik's Party
David Sandler ...
Sheik's Bodyguard
Louise Book ...
Campaign Volunteer


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Release Date:

September 1983 (USA)  »

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Eleições Sexuais  »

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Admirable political porn from the Golden Age
26 February 2016 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Ron Sullivan directed this excellent feature in the vein of Redford's classic "The Candidate" a decade before, and it plays like a real film. This couldn't be made today, since instead of 40-minute unedited humping, it manages to integrate 10 concise, sometimes even fleeting, sex scenes and tons of story into a neat 81-minute package.

Paul Thomas is perfectly cast as the candidate, a liberal Democrat running for the U.S. Senate from New York; he's already a sitting congressman. Gimmick is that he's a complete phony, as corrupt as they come, and his comeuppance is telegraphed early on as his campaign manager Joey Silvera, driving the van/bus Thomas uses out on the trail, is in charge of its loudspeaker, hint, hint.

A well-crafted script credited to Sullivan (in his nom de porn Henri Pachard) and Joyce Snyder (a handsome lady who appears later in a non-sex role) has some decent subplots, mainly concerning Thomas's philandering ways. A meaty, powerful main femme role goes to Annette Heinz who does a fantastic job. Sadly, apart from a role given her by Candida Royalle in "Three Daughters", Heinz was wasted in eye candy assignments for the rest of her career.

Film is interesting in bringing other West Coast superstars to Manhattan for a change, not just Thomas and Silvera but also star-billed Annette Haven (as a powerful news reporter). Kelly Nichols is on hand as local content.

It's not merely shooting on 35mm film that distinguished these early classics - it is an entirely different point-of-view by Adult filmmakers who really and truly tried to make feature films that audiences would sit through and enjoy.

To mount my familiar soap box in closing, it is probably no coincidence that as the film era was waning (1983 when this was made), the industry organizations like AVN (note the V for Video in its name) were beginning, and they have clearly contributed to the nonsensical situation where directors and actors now aim at "best anal scene" or "best girl-girl scene" when shooting, a preposterous way to make a movie. When you boil it down, nowadays porn features no longer are made, just "scenes", as in interviews with performers that typically ask: "have you ever done a scene together?".

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