Radioactive pushes Buck Adams toward the top of the directors' heap as his first feature film is ambitious, well-written and often, very sexy. His love of action films provides the backdrop, with a story complex enough to keep interest and help define the five sex scenes.
The theme: nuclear terrorism; the plot: a nuclear device is planted somewhere in Los Angeles and detectives Jerry Butler and Buck Adams have 72 hours to find it and dismantle it before insane Wayne summers and his loony sidekicks blow the whole town up.
Along the way, Adams varies the participants in the sex scenes, including an ultra-seductive scene with the director and cutie blonde Tabitha Stevens. Also, Carol Cummings, in her natural blonde locks, does a nice job with Jerry Butler. The film's real find, however, is buxom, blonde bodybuilder Brandy Bosworth in her debut as mayor of L.A. Her closer with Adams, while perfunctory to the plot, is a real eye-opener.
Wayne Summers turns in a career performance as the lunatic; and Madison and Jacqueline do nicely in sexual supporting roles. Adams' camera is often static, but the cinematography is crisp and the film looks a lot like the 35mm movies of old. He paces the plot and sex well, so that Radioactive will appeal to both fans of hardcore sex and those wanting some story.
You have to be excited about the future of adult video when a director attempting film for the first time succeeds so well. Stores must, and we repeat must, support this kind of quality product.