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Power Play (1999)

Shannon Tweed , James Richer , Chris Baugh  |  R |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Shannon Tweed, James Richer, Danielle Ciardi, Ron McCoy, Bryan Kent
  • Directors: Chris Baugh
  • Writers: Chris Baugh, Geri Cudia Barger
  • Producers: Donald Kasen, Geri Cudia Barger, Joseph Wolf, Lawrence Appelbaum, Mark Boot
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Parade Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 26, 2000
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004W5VV
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #373,368 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Power Play" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

In this sexually-charged thriller, Jacqueline (Shannon Tweed) is a beautiful but unscrupulous woman who supports herself by taking advantage of older men with plenty of money. Not long after Jacqueline sinks her hooks into wealthy Benjamin Alcott, the elderly gentleman turns up dead, and his daughter Candice (Danielle Ciardi) and her lover Steve (Jim Richer) discover that Jacqueline has run off with a quarter-million dollars that was supposed to be deposited into the accounts of Allcot's charitable trust. Candice and Steve are understandably angry about this development, and they formulate a scheme to recover the money and put Jacqueline out of business.

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62 of 67 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not erotic, exotic, or provocative October 23, 2003
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
To all potential buyers looking for a steamy softcore movie with lingerie clad ladies, disguised by a better than average plot and acting, please save your money and look elsewhere. This movie does not deliver on any of the above and Shannon Tweed is left searching for way out of this aimless, plotless, and primarily sexless movie. Even the NC-17 version will let you down. Simply put, it does not deliver in those areas people want when they purchase a movie like this.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shannon Tweed does it again. August 8, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
Normally, I disliked Shannon Tweed because they are cheap and the plot is normally just about sex. My perspective of her was turned around when I watched Naked Lies and this one. This one relied more on suspense and mystery then sex and nudity.
She stars as a murderous and deceitful woman who marries a wealthy man to get his money. His stepdaughter has suspicions about her. After he dies of a fatal heart attack, she finds out what she is really up to. That is where the suspense and murder come in. Yes, this movie may contain some strong sexuality, but it was not as sexually charged as some of her other ridiculous films.
Once again, this is one of her best. I recommend this to anyone who would like to see a good Shannon Tweed suspense film.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good performance February 18, 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Tweed gives a very sexy performance, despite not being naked very often in the film. Tweed plays a nasty scam artist that preys on wealthy men. The evilness of Tweed is very sexy, as Tweed plays the sexiest villians in the B movie business. The whole movie rides Tweed, and she successfully carries it.
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30 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with non-stop sex!!!!! November 7, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
I only got this movie because Shannon Tweed is by far the most sexiest and most seductive actress of all time. She looks great in black suspenders and we see her perform some of the most hot and wild sex scenes ever. Forget the storyline, get this movie for the sex!!!Its all about the Sex!!!and this delivers plenty of wild sex!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Attractive reliable cast in entertaining film. August 25, 1999
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
Shannon Tweed, attractive and talented as always, plays a cold-hearted femme fatale in a fairly good film with plenty of plot twists. The supporting cast are also quite interesting and do a first rate job. Only quibble, several nasty violent scenes which could have been avoided.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars power play September 7, 2005
Format:DVD
I liked this movie. I t has everything except MORE of Mrs tweed. She was up staged by female costar. THe sex scenes were above average. beter then most softporn.anyone who did`nt like should just watch porn !! Better then NC17 the DREAMERS. Kind of ended like WILD THINGS.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not good July 10, 2006
Format:DVD
Basically, the quality of this DVD is not good and Shannon Tween didn't perform very well in this film. Although other girls show the nudity and sex scene, it does not help too much for this poor movie.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Huh? February 3, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Where to start with this one? Well, it just doesn't make a lot of sense. Not so much because the plot doesn't make sense--it's actually mildly interesting--but because the movie never figures out what exactly it wants to be: Is it a thriller? A comedy? A heist picture? A sex romp? I never figured it out, and that's because the movie's makers obviously didn't know what they were going for here.

The fact is that it does a little bit of all those, but doesn't do any of them particularly well. Heck, they couldn't even decide who the main character is. Shannon Tweed gets the cover, and in the beginning it appears to be her story...but about halfway through everything turns around and then it seems to be the story of the hot-shot (or is it dip-spit?) boyfriend, who hangs out with Candy (Danielle Ciardi), who is the only real reason to watch this mess. She disrobes about four times--one time full monty for the camera--and good lord what a body.

Her sex scenes, though, with the (in those scenes goofy rather than menacing) boyfriend, are played more for laughs. Tweed's are more garden-variety from the erotic-thriller era from which this originates. I'm telling you...this movie tried hard to have something for everyone in the adult audience...even the gore-hounds. Jack of all trades, master of none.

One other thing though...and a positive check-mark: It was refreshing to see Tweed cast as a villainess for once.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Power Play NC-17 Version
I thought the plot was pretty lame for the most part. Would've been nice to see Shannon Tweed in some steamy love scenes, but it was the same old same old sex scenes with her. Read more
Published on February 23, 2009 by K. Wipperfurth
4.0 out of 5 stars Another version of black widow
This is my second review of a Shannon Tweed movie. In my first review I said - No Contest - was her best movie, I still believe that,but power play wasn't that bad even through it... Read more
Published on December 8, 2007 by William Burts
2.0 out of 5 stars Shannon Less Action
Other than a scene at the front end of the movie this is NOT a Shannon Tweed film. More time is spent with other characters who are AFTER Shannon. Read more
Published on December 1, 2007 by James H. Dicken
5.0 out of 5 stars Shannon Tweed doesn't do much but the other chick does
Wow. Jaw-dropping spine-tingling borderline porn is what this is. The hotel scene is over the top, and it alone is worth the price of admission. ...GET THE TISSUES!
Published on August 31, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Power Play
Girls in black suspenders , does life get any better. this is a must have for all you sad fat men out there that find it hard to attract a real girlfriend. Read more
Published on March 17, 2003 by johnny
1.0 out of 5 stars Shannon Tweed Paycheck #1,423
One weird movie. It feels like a film-school final project, with the generic crime story ripped from countless Tarantino-esque indies, mixed with some fairly explicit sex. Read more
Published on April 30, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!
I must say that the movie, on the whole, left me a little dry...but there are some supporting performances that are hilarious... Read more
Published on March 16, 2000
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