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Amanda by Night

Studio: Caballero Video » Review by The Mooninite » Review Date: 3/16/06

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

The Movie:

This 1981 XXX film, produced by Cabellero and directed by Robert McCallum, has a cast that a vintage porno fan's dreams are made of and is probably best known for being one of Veronica Hart's earliest starring rolls.

The story revolves around Amanda (Veronica Hart), who makes her living as a high class and high paid whore but who wants to get out of the business. The problem is, her pimp keeps throwing more and more money at her. She agrees to do him one last favor and sets him up with one of her friends, but that same friend gets killed on the job, which winds up pulling her back in to the sleazy world of pimps, hookers and crooked cops – all of whom seem to want a piece of her, while all she wants is to live her life and see the killer come to justice. Like many XXX hardcore porno films of the time, this one tries to disguise itself as a detective film of sorts and throw in a goofy murder mystery plot to string together the sex scenes. The acting is pretty bad and the script even worse but that's all part of the fun and for the most part, this is a solid old school fuck film with some steamy sex and plenty of unintentional humor. Veronica Hart is as hot here as she's ever been and throwing Lisa DeLeeuw into the mix can't hurt either. Lee Carroll has always looked a little, ahem, shall we say… lived in… And her presence her is no different but it's fun to see her take on Ron Jeremy and seeing Jamie Gillis wandering around in a ten gallon hat makes it all worthwhile in and of itself.

Chapter 1 – Lisa DeLeeuw And Ron Jeremy: Ron is a cop named Officer Azarial in this scene and he has to frisk Lisa, the poor bastard. He realizes that since she's wearing lingerie that searching her won't take too long, and once he's done poking and prodding around, they get down to business. She lies down on the couch and he spreads her legs and from there, he slides it into her. From there she rolls over and he fucks her pussy from behind, doggy style. She asks him to 'fuck her titties' and he's happy to oblige as she gets on her back so he can slide his cock between her bountiful jugs. He does that for a few minutes and then pops one all over her face as she cleans off the tip of his knob with her mouth.

Chapter 2 – Lisa DeLeeuw, Samantha Fox, And Frank Hollowell: Frank is bound with a leather gimp mask on and the girls trash talk him and dominate him a little bit before getting down to action. After calling him a worm, Lisa makes him suck her tits but it's not enough – they degrade him some more and then they lay him back on the table. From there they take turns riding him – Lisa on his face and Samantha riding his dick. Samantha gets on her back and he fucks her pussy while Lisa fondles her titties. Shortly thereafter he pulls out and shoots onto Samantha's PVC corset.

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Chapter 3 – Veronica Hart And Jon Martin: While the BDSM crowd is doing their thing, Veronica is making it with Jon nice and slow like. She gives him head, and then he unwraps her from her fine French lingerie as if he's opening a present so that he can eat her pussy out. After that he gets her on her back and fucks her missionary style and she comes with her legs wrapped around him. He comes inside her, no money shot here.

Chapter 4 – Lee Carroll, Michael Morrison And Ron Jeremy: Officer Azarial shows up with his pal and asks the girls to take care of him. Lee takes off her top and Ron plays with her tits. He takes his pants down and Lee gives him a blowjob, and then she turns around and sucks Morrison's dick, at one point taking both cocks in her mouth at the same time. She gets on her back and Ron fucks her pussy while Morrison fucks her face, and then she gets on all fours for more of the same. Eventually it's down to Ron who fucks her doggy for a bit then pulls out and comes on his forearm, seemingly by accident though who knows as at this point in time a supporting character shows up and puts a gun to his head.

Chapter 5 – Veronica Hart And Jamie Gillis: This scene starts off with Gillis sporting a pretty goofy cowboy hat. After they talk things over for a bit, she takes off her pants and bends over so that he can fuck her pussy from behind. He gets on his back and she rides him reverse cowgirl style, and then she gets on her back for missionary action. He pulls out and she sucks his cock while he fingers her snatch, and he finishes by coming in her mouth and on her face.

Chapter 6 – Samantha Fox And Jamie Gillis: Gillis shows up while Samantha is in the bath and we get an underwater view of her fingering her pussy and her asshole, which was a neat surprise – you don't see that too often. Gillis, with his cowboy hat on once again, pulls out his cock and she bends over so that he can fuck her doggy style. From there she turns around and sucks him down to the short and curlies and he finishes in her mouth.

Chapter 7 – Mai Lin, Nicole Black And Hershel Savage: At a party in front of a crowd the two girls strip him down and they hit him with a double blowjob. After sucking him off Mai gets on top of him and rides him reverse cowgirl style with the crowd cheering them on. Brooke stands up and crams her snatch into his face and makes him eat her while Mai keeps riding him. After that Brooke comes around and plays with Mai's ass a bit while she keeps riding Hershel, then Brooke rides his cock for a few seconds before he pulls out and fills Mai's mouth with cum, which she shares with Brooke.

Chapter 8 – Arcadia Brooke, Brooke West And Eric Edwards: In the bedroom while the three-way is going on outside, Eric is taking turns sliding into Arcadia and then into Brooke as they lay spread on the bed. He fucks one and then the other and while one is not being fucked the girls have the good sense to play with their clits.

Chapter 9 – Veronica Hart: Veronica is lying in bed in a silky white negligee when the mood hits her. She busts out a big ol' vibrator and rubs it over her pussy, and once she's wet enough she slides it right on in there and rides it harder and harder. This goes on for a bit until…

Chapter 10 – Veronica Hart And R. Bolla: Bolla walks in on Veronica just as she's about to come. He feels awkward and offers to leave but she insists he stay – he can't as he has police matters to take care of (keep in mind, this is a detective story… sort of) and so he goes of to do just that. Once he's wrapped everything up and saved the day, he turns in his badge and takes Veronica out on his boat. They embrace, then they kiss, and then they strip. Once they're naked he fucks her missionary style while some absolutely dreadful easy listening music plays over top and tries to make it romantic. She sucks him like she's sucking a golf ball through a garden hose and then he fucks her missionary style while her tits hang over the side of the boat. Freeze frame on her just as it looks like she's going to come, roll end credits, the end.



The movie is presented fullframe and if one had to guess, it's probably a safe assumption that it was shot this way as the compositions look pretty decent. Unfortunately the image is really soft and lacks almost any fine detail whatsoever. The colors bleed and the picture lacks any real definition. If you're used to the rather lackluster presentations that most older porn films have received on DVD thus far you'll be alright with the image as it's on par with most of those discs but don't go into this one expecting it to look like Neu Wave Hookers.


The English language Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo track might as well be mono as the muffled track doesn't exhibit much channel separation at all, if any. The dialogue is soft and sometimes gets buried in the mix but most of the time, if you turn the volume up a bit, you'll be able to at least understand everything that everyone says. There are also a few spots where the audio levels hit the red and your speakers will actually vibrate, which is never a good thing.


Aside from a menu and chapter selection, the only extra feature on this release is a still gallery made up of roughly two dozen stills from the feature and a web-link, Cabellero contact information, and an advertisement made up of cover art for other DVDs available.

Final Thoughts:

A goofy story lead by a really strong cast and a plot that makes good use of its location shooting gives Amanda By Night plenty of that kind of camp value you can only get in old porno movies. The sex itself is hotter than average and the direction is solid. It's a shame the presentation isn't better but the movie is good enough that it's recommended for fans of vintage adult pornos – just keep your expectations in check.

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