Jane Street (1996) from Tuna

This is an erotic thriller with a transparent plot. Linda Hoffman has just taken a job in New York with an ad firm, and her boss not only finds her an apartment on Jane Street, but helps her move in. As he is leaving, we learn that he is unhappily married. That only leaves one fact remaining for us to figure out throughout the entire film. We get that last piece of information immediately as Hoffman gets in the tub and sees the ghost of a dead woman, Gabriella Hall, who lived there.


So, let's see. Hall must have been murdered, or she wouldn't be a ghost. The boss is a letch, and seems to move employees into apartments with an eye toward sex. If Hoffman turned him down, the movie would end there. So, he will have his affair with her, she will not do well seeing a married man, and the ghost will continue to make her life miserable until she solves the murder. The boss is the obvious suspect, so it won't be him. There's nobody left but his drunken bitch of a wife. Thus we can predict the entire film from the first two minutes.

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When Hoffman finally quits seeing the boss and takes up with the building handyman, her co-worker (former Playmate Carrie Stevens) takes up with the boss.

The few IMDb comments are evenly divided between straight guys who admit the plot is weak but like the nudity, and gay guys who were really turned off by the entire thing, but most especially seeing Robert Grant (Queer as Folk) play the handyman, requiring him to do a love scene with a woman.

I found it a genre cliché. Three attractive naked women, but a transparent plot, and poor to mediocre acting.



  • bare-bones


Linda Hoffman - breasts and buns

Carrie Stevens - breasts and buns

Gabriella Hall - full frontal

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The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

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Based on this description, this film is a C, a typical soft-core straight-to-vid erotic thriller.

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