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.
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