Blind Heat (2001) from Tuna

Blind Heat (2000) has several pluses.

  • It is shot in Mexico City, which has some lovely areas.
  • There are several good action sequences.
  • Easily the biggest plus is extensive nudity from star and executive producer Maria Conchita Alonso, including full frontal.

There are a few negatives. The bad guys are one-dimensional, and just way too evil. Also, some characters are playing both sides, probably to help explain some of the stickier plot points.


Alonso shows breasts in a sex scene with her husband, all three Bs bathing in a wash tub, and breasts again in a sex scene with one of her kidnappers. Alonso's facial odometer has logged a lot of miles since Moscow on the Hudson, but her body still looks great.

DVD info from Amazon.

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  • no features

The basic plot:

Alonso and her husband, a computer company owner, come to Mexico for a merger. She is kidnapped by professional kidnappers, and held for $5M. Her hubby hires a negotiator rather than paying. 

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The People Vote ...

IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C+. It is an ok genre effort, and no more

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