Hard Time


by Tuna

Hard Time is an erotic crime caper film.

John Bradley and two friends steal a very expensive jewel collection. He returns to his wife (Meilani Paul) only to be arrested. The jewels are stashed in a safety deposit box, and he has one of the two keys. Unfortunately, he is serving a ten year prison sentence. He imagines that he was set up by one of his partners, and takes the fact that Meilani has stopped visiting to mean that she and the old partner are doing the nasty.

His cellmate warns that he needs to create an alternate reality in his head to survive prison, but he chooses instead to escape, with the help of one of his partners. As he is driving away from the prison, he picks up a hitchhiker, Devin DeVasquez, who shares the ride to LA, and eventually his bed. Unfortunately, she was the main squeeze of the nastiest prison guard of the bunch, fled him, and he is chasing her. The same guard was also John Bradley's main nemesis on the inside. Bradley stops off to thank the partner who helped him escape, and is treated to a lap dance by the partner's girlfriend (Jacqueline Lovell).

Finally in LA, with the help of a friend, he locates his wife and arranges to get all of the jewels and get even with those who set him up. Then there is the ending, which I will not reveal.

The story here is relatively strong for a soft core, but the nudity and simulated sex are substandard, If you are a fan of any of the actresses, you won't be that pleased with their level of exposure, but if you want to see them trying to act in dialogue-heavy dramatic roles, this is worth watching. Devin DeVasquez actually did show some dramatic range.

Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by our definition, a C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:


Strong story for a softcore sex film, but not nearly enough actual softcore sex!


  • Meilani Paul shows breasts, buns and a bush close-up.
  • Devin DeVasquez shows breasts and buns
  • Jacqueline Lovell shows everything.


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3.6 IMDB summary (of 10)







Hard Time (1996)

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