Video Review

No Contest (1995)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Movie Rated: R; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Andrew Dice Clay and Shannon Tweed

Die Hard-at-a-beauty-pageant may sound like a Mad magazine parody, but that's just the kind of vision that fuels the low-budget action video No Contest. Ex-Diceman Andrew Clay plays a criminal who takes over the Ms. Galaxy pageant, holding five finalists hostage. Just their luck, the event is emceed by a former Ms. Galaxy and martial-arts film star (played by Shannon Tweed, whose specialty is erotic thrillers); her escape makes for the kind of ludicrous plot developments that only a true direct-to-video fan would appreciate. B-

Originally posted Aug 18, 1995 Published in issue #288 Aug 18, 1995 Order article reprints
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