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Illicit Behavior (1992)

Melissa Yarnell is the wife of burned-out cop Mike Yarnell who takes out his frustrations on her. When she stood her limit, she turns to Matt Walker and Bill Tanner, other cops for protection. Their advances border on Illicit Behavior.

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Complete credited cast:
... Lt. Matt Walker
... Melissa Yarnell
... Mike Yarnell
... Bill Tanner
... Dr. Halperin
... Charlene Lernoux
Phil Rubenstein ... Capt. Brooks
... Farrell Lernoux
Lonnie Burr ... Maddox
Jeff Carrara ... The Killer
... Marilyn
George Kyle ... Bartender
... Doctor
Don Marino ... Erlich
... Yolanda
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Melissa Yarnell is the wife of burned-out cop Mike Yarnell who takes out his frustrations on her. When she stood her limit, she turns to Matt Walker and Bill Tanner, other cops for protection. Their advances border on Illicit Behavior.

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One good cop. One bad cop. One very dangerous woman.

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3 June 1992 (USA)  »

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middling thriller
24 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie's marketed like a late-night sexploitation thriller, but it actually has a fairly serious script with a couple of gratuitous sex scenes thrown in for good measure.

Jack Scalia plays a hot-headed cop with a knack for using deadly force on the job. After shooting an apparent rapist-killer, Scalia draws the attention of internal affairs cop Robert Davi (who gets a rare opportunity to not play a heavy). Scalia becomes increasingly paranoid and unstable as Davi investigates him, and things get worse when Scalia's beautiful but troubled wife (played by Joan Severance) jumps in the mix.

Various twists and turns ensue as would be expected in a late-night thriller. However, if you're looking for a sex thriller (there seems to be a lot of them around so I don't think I'm talking to the wind...), it's pretty lame. There are a couple of scenes with Severance but it's an obvious body double. The script itself isn't too bad but overall the movie lacks the "sizzle" of a good sexploitation pic. Worthy of a look if you catch it on cable, though.


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