A female photographer teams up with a policeman to try to bring down a corrupt police officer who framed her for drug possession and during her investigation, finds that not everything, or everyone, is what they appear to be.
Charles T. Kanganis
The first one was shot during the production of the film Virtuosity (1995) directed by Brett Leonard. It depicts Lords, wearing a skin tight latex ensemble, dancing at an underground rave ... See full summary »
Susan switches identities with her new friend Nicole, so that Nicole can pay for her medical bills with Susan's insurance. Then Susan finds herself trapped in her new identity when Nicole ends up dead under questionable circumstances.
A decent-looking lad called Dennis Skinner rents an apartment in a couple's house, Kerry and Geoff. At night he roams the streets with a goodie-bag filled with knives looking for victims to... See full summary »
Policewoman Vicki leads a police action against drug dealer Salvador. Salvador gets away, but Vicki acquires his drugs worth $5 million. Due to the many police losses, she is taken of the case and replaced by her husband Al. Nevertheless, she continues to hunt Salvador down who is now making havoc to regain his drugs.Written by
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This is a 1993 straight-to-video stereotypical female-cop-has-to-show-her-stuff-to make-it-to-the-top movie. The action is written into the script AND it is executed...kind of. Traci Lords isn't my idea of an action star. Yes, she has done plenty of action parts, and even does a decent job as Anna in Len Wiseman's Underworld and also contributes a fair performance as Chameleon in Black Mask 2, but I never could wholly buy her as an action star. She doesn't fit the bill, and for me, her presence lessened what enjoyment there COULD be had in this endeavor. Not her performance; that is as good as she gets, but her presence.
But this is typical of the 90's. It is overdone, the performances are over the top dramatically, the dialog is trite and contrived, and the action is choreographed so that no one actually touches ANYone in the hand-to-hand scenes.
The mafia, gang, and cop stereotypical elements are too prolific to enumerate and really drag down the story, such as the story was.
There IS some enjoyment to be had, if you're into late 80's, early 90's M4TV or Str82Video Movies. Directed by Chameleon, whose last "real" movie was...wait. Oops. I can't say he has made anything worth mention. But if you like this, he also directed A Time To Die (1991), also starring Traci Lords, and not any better than this one.
This one rates a 5.6/10 on the TV/Video Scale from...
the Fiend :.
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