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Melissa (1995)

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Melissa follows her dream of becoming a dancer all the way to New York City but finds when she gets there that reaching her goal might cost more than she is willing to sacrifice. In dire ... See full summary »

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Steve Binder

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Paul Le Mos (screenplay), Sasha Wolf (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Nicole Eggert ... Melissa Anderson
Rosemary Forsyth ... Dr. Gardner
Victor Slezak ... Rick
Johnny La Spada Johnny La Spada ... Steven (as Johnny LaSpada)
Denise Faye ... Colleen
Tony Sirico ... Jack
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Melissa follows her dream of becoming a dancer all the way to New York City but finds when she gets there that reaching her goal might cost more than she is willing to sacrifice. In dire need of money, she becomes an exotic dancer in a strip club where a sinister love triangle puts both her heart and her life in danger. Nicole Eggert, Rosemary Forsyth. Written by moviezfever.com

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Michelle Trachtenberg is the co-star! no, really!
6 November 2016 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

I noticed early on as I was collecting that I have Nicole Eggert's life on DVD. As daughter, little Chrissie, on T.J. HOOKER, as Summer Quinn in BAYWATCH, and, though not a favorite, as Laurel Canyon in National Lampoon's CATTLE CALL. Recently watched KINJITE FORBIDDEN SECRETS and her performance there gracing the screen as a very young prostitute spurred me on to really go for it, get all the rest, so now I have BLOWN AWAY lined up, I was assured by my research here on IMDb that it is *the* Nicole Eggert movie. But then something else crossed my path, a picture named MELISSA, also known as SECRET SINS. Hell, MELISSA on import was an expensive prospect, but then I lucked out, SECRET SINS was on a local release at a giveaway bargain basement price. Feverishly checked, same movie? Yeah, yeah, yay! Stars Nicole Eggert. I had my misgivings, but have learned, don't hesitate, so grabbed it while it was available, but...

...one thing I can tell you, the box is very down-class. A mainstream movie marked ADULTS ONLY. I collect, and believe me, I own some wild stuff, but marked ADULTS ONLY...? That is a freaking marketing ploy. I'm an aging white South African, I grew up in a staunch Calvinistic repressed country, and ADULTS ONLY is a way to grab attention, nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more, say no more. It is not protect the little children from corruption, it is buy me, buy me, I promise illicit thrills, WHICH I WON'T DELIVER.

That is this movie exactly. It is badly shot, might have been passable as Seventies fare, but it was done in 1995 it seems, then sat on the shelf till little Michelle Trachtenberg became a household name...

...for crying out loud, Michelle Trachtenberg has a walk-on part as this loser jerk-off's kid daughter who sits there waiting to be fetched by her mother. She is seen and almost not heard. She is a kid and given very little by way of acting. She is pretty and has a presence but the part is virtually non-existent YET THIS IS BILLED AS NICOLE EGGERT AND MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG when Googling. That is laughable. She isn't even credited.

Nicole Eggert kinda has me squirming for the wrong reasons. She is clearly on the way down, having peaked at BAYWATCH. She had the looks, the star potential, why-ever...?

Well, I suppose, maybe BAYWATCH itself was the nail in her (career's) coffin?

As for that smarmy reviewer who 'breathlessly' announced that this is Nicole's best ever acting, well, there is some (ahem) effort here, and this is Oscar material compared to her regular stuff, so, while every word by that one over there is true, don't be misled.

Certainly, this movie, despite, yes, a bare- breasted NOT NUDE scene by T.J. HOOKER's daughter, doesn't deliver true excitement. It looks wan, bleak, tired, dull, anemic, poor, worn out, pale, the only real high point is that girl with the long, long legs... And she was wearing high heels and bending forward and those legs, those legs... Sob.

Oh, and the other leggy model, the one who appears on the menu, the bare-breast show-off dream model on the high chair enjoying herself (notice the pointed toes showing the length of her legs to full effect - yum!), but she just shows that the really hot part couldn't be played by the household name BAYWATCH star, what would David Hasselhoff have said? So somebody else was written into the script, a character that appears only briefly, but who gets pride of place on the menu page. Yet she is also uncredited. Research shows her to be Brette Taylor, her character name, though not encountered in the story, is Amanda. And there should have been more of her. No pun intended. On the other hand...

But it isn't that kind of movie. Not that there's nothing to look at. There's plenty.

Anyway, I wouldn't recommend it. Nicole fans would be mostly disappointed. This is sorta desperate, crumbs for a star. She must have realized she was sliding down. It shows. The topless shot is kinda far off too. And a stand-out gigantic goof is that lame attempt trying to convince the viewer that Melissa's first dance scene is actually done by Nicole Eggert when oh so clearly it is not, her stand-in's face is obscured by the stripper's pole, but the overt boob job and the much darker hair gives the game away, and the game is called Rip-Off Movie.

As for myself, I got value for the little money I plonked down. If I made a movie myself, the film quality would probably be something like this. Not satisfactory at all, not the work of an expert. Not by 1995 standards at all. Strictly amateur. Comes across as a corny, predictable based-on-a-true-story little morality tale.

One look at the basically empty script, and it's patently clear as day it couldn't have even remotely promised to help Nicole's career. Why-ever? Money? But it's a little ant-hill project, surely there'd have been a better prospect for a BAYWATCH red swimsuit starlet?


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