by Tuna

Encounters is a softcore crime thriller.

Dean Tarrolly is an up-and-coming mortgage broker who specializes in commercial property appraisals. He is in line for a VP position, but things could be better at home with wife Leslie Harter Zemeckis. Then he is assigned to appraise a strip club which is looking for big capital to expand, and that is where he meets stripper Rachel Wagner and her boyfriend Tom Ardavany. Rachel clearly impresses our man Dean, and when she asks his help in appraising a house, he agrees. As he is leaving her place, he discovers that her boyfriend is a violent parolee with both jealous and mean streaks. Still, when Rachel loses her job, our man is Johnny-on-the-spot, trading cash for an intimate lap dance in a motel room. Sooner or later, however, he will have to deal with the psychotic boyfriend.

The plot does build some momentum, and Tom Ardavany makes an effective bad guy, but this film is light on nudity and simulated sex, and since it's fundamentally a softcore sex film, it's not recommended.

Our Grade:

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  • Breasts and buns from Leslie Harter Zemeckis and Rachel Wagner, as well as some unknowns.


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Made for cable.



3.1 IMDB summary (of 10)



It is only available in the US from RLDVDs.com on a dual region (1 and 4) DVD in English.