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Total Crap63.64%

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Tomcat: Dangerous Desires
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by Chris Parry

"Someone just throw this guy a cat toy and let's go get some nachos."
1 stars

There’s nothing worse than a censored titty flick. So when Richard Greico stars in a film and that familiar pseudo-porn music cranks up, then no titties are to be seen, a guy can feel pretty ripped off. And right now, having sat through this awful flick on cable and having the best bits cut out, it’s safe to say I’m feeling pretty ripped off.

In Tomcat: Dangerous Desires, we’re asked to swallow that Greico, the king of ridiculous erotic thrillers, is a male dancer who picked up some kind of disease or other and ended up on a slab at the edge of death. Enter Maryam d’Abo, a scientist breaking all the rules, who is doing experiments injecting feline DNA into humans – specifically humans with the disease Greico has.

Only, now he’s started to turn into a cat. Yes, you read it right, Richard Greico has now become ‘Snowball’ Greico.

Greico’s character has one basic flaw in his supercat DNA mutation – a fear of water. Now, okay, cats fear water because they can’t swim, but that’s not a DNA thing, that’s just physics. When water sprays ‘Tom’ he freaks out like he’s been shot. It’s actually quite funny, though it points you to how tings are going to end way too easily.

As ‘Tomcat’ begins to show more and more of his feline tendencies, he starts to get reckless with the lives of others, wanting only to get laid no matter what the cost. First he’s doing science-lady, next he’s doing a female dancer (Natalie Radford) and taunting her boyfriend (Sean Orr) about it, next he’s developed superhuman strength and is sticking knives in folks and… bah, who cares about the lame-o story anyway.

Co-stars d’Abo and Radford drift between standard stinky and ‘corpse that’s been floating down the Hudson for a week’ stinky. Radford is undoubtedly cute and very personable, but that’s like saying, as you plummet down the side of an 80-story building, “I’m okay so far.”

With a big mane of Chippendale’s hair, a ridiculously ripped body and a long, slow, unblinking stare, Greico actually pulls off the cat thing pretty well. I mean, he’s in a movie that’s just this side of mentally challenged and his character makes no sense at all, but if you give in to that, Greico’s actually pretty good. And I say that reluctantly, as generally the name Richard Greico in a movie means you’re about to get really bored to a potentially fatal level, but the last few Greico movies I’ve seen have helped me see that it’s not his work that’s to blame, it’s his agent. Greico actually doesn’t stink.

Well, he does, just not as much as you expect.

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originally posted: 11/17/02 13:00:32
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User Comments

7/14/09 cody a sofecore/sc-fi flick, with only two scenes of sex, more of throw togther movie. 2 stars
4/01/05 JADEFIZZ Mr. Grieco's problem is he needs better writters, producers and an agent. 2 stars
5/24/04 Karina S. Richard Grieco is so damn hot!!!! I wached that crappy movie just cuz he plays in it. 4 stars
12/29/03 Lester1/2jr I'm way into b movies and badmovies and stuff. This is the worst movie I've ever seen 1 stars
1/05/03 Skittles Richard Grieco is HOT!!! He wasn't meant to do serious cinema being that hot! 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  02-Feb-1993 (R)

UK
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Australia
  02-Feb-1993 (MA)


Directed by
  Paul Donovan

Written by
  Paul Donovan

Cast
  Richard Greico
  Maryam d'Abo
  Natalie Radford
  Serge Houde
  Sean Orr
  David McLeod



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