This Playboy cartoon posing as a film is the kind of dire viewing experience that will have videoholics burying their heads in their throw pillows. Fortunately, this innocuously randy film evaporates as it unfolds, so that one's memories of scatological humor, lame double entendres, and
performances spawned at some Stanislavsky acting studio in hell are shortlived.
With the wolf at his door, struggling PI Sam Drake (Jim Gardiner) reluctantly agrees to help untrustworthy Roxanne Higglesbottom (Taylor St. Claire). Someone has been trying to kill Roxanne's fabulously wealthy spouse, Harcourt "Higgie" Higglesbottom (Ken Dashow). As gunshots whiz past Higgie at
his mansion, Sam is distracted by a household full of curvaceous suspects like horny maid Jane (Carolyn Renee Smith); seductive nurse Annie (Camille Donatacci); and insatiable Irene (Julia Parton), the wife of Higgie's insect-obsessed son, Junior (Greg Tracy).
Shortly after announcing that he's changing his will, Higgie drops dead at the dinner table. While Sam searches for the amended last testament, Annie seduces Junior, and Roxanne beds the family's hunk chauffeur, Carlo (John Altamura). Finally discovering the updated bequest in an empty container
in Higgie's walk-in freezer, Sam rounds up all the lascivious suspects and reveals that, while Roxanne and Irene were trying to kill Higgie, it was Junior who accidentally killed his father by pumping bug spray in the vicinity of Higgie's gas medication. According to the will, Junior must divorce
Irene and marry Annie, but both Irene and Roxanne receive sizable fortunes. Getting an unexpected windfall because he's really Higgie's illegitimate son, Carlo pairs off with Jane; the wealthy heirs all pitch in to give PI Sam Drake a million-dollar bonus.
What can you say about a detective parody so idiotically written that three attempted murderers go scot-free and inherit millions? Of course, the perpetrators of THE NAKED DETECTIVE aren't concerned with a concerted effort at spoofing trenchcoated private eyes--their target is the crowd that used
to wear trenchcoats to go out and see smutty movies like this one. The flick doles out burlesque-derived routines and plenty of flesh-peddling, and those who like to peek at firm pecs or bodacious tatas will be satisfied with the hardbodies playing musical beds. Strictly for the T&A bunch, this
sorry spectacle offers the heightened eroticism of a panty raid conducted by tumescent nerds. (Violence, extensive nudity, extreme profanity, sexual situations.)
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- Released: 1997
- Rating: R
- Review: This Playboy cartoon posing as a film is the kind of dire viewing experience that will have videoholics burying their heads in their throw pillows. Fortunately, this innocuously randy film evaporates as it unfolds, so that one's memories of scatological hu… (more)