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A Scream in the Streets (1973)

 -  Crime  -  1973 (USA)
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Two Los Angeles detectives are assigned to track down and arrest a brutal rapist-murderer terrorizing the city. Their job is complicated by the fact that the killer is able to avoid capture because he can pose as a woman.

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Joshua Bryant ...
Officer Ed Haskell (as John Kirkpatric)
Frank Bannon ...
Officer Bob Streeker
Rosie Stone ...
Officer Patty Rydell
Linda York ...
Girl on Park Bench
Brandy Lyman ...
Teenage Victim
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The Rapist
Tony Scarponi
John Keith ...
(as Pat O'Connor)
Ann Ali
Terry Woolman
Irving Parham
Mike Doty
Eric Norden ...
(as Erich Norden)
Phil Kaufman
Brink Brydon
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Two Los Angeles detectives are assigned to track down and arrest a brutal rapist-murderer terrorizing the city. Their job is complicated by the fact that the killer is able to avoid capture because he can pose as a woman.

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A City Ripped Apart by Sin and Lust! See more »

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Unbelievably cheap and bizarre from the abrupt and jarring opening credits on....
13 November 2003 | by (Syracuse, NY) – See all my reviews

This jaw-droppingly odd and obscure softcore crime film was on a double-feature cassette with "Axe" and that's how I saw it. It starts off with the most jarring set of opening credits ever. Basically, a booming male voice shouts over a black screen "A Scream in the Streets!" then it abruptly cuts to the Fastest Scrolling Titles Ever superimposed over footage of an unconvincing drag queen killing someone (1970's police show music raging in the background). The film settles down a bit after this into something resembling a story, although I can't remember what it is. My only memory is that it involved a massage parlor and lots of sex scenes (one, at least, verging on hardcore). The men were the ugliest beasts I've ever seen with their clothes off. They couldn't have found more hideous men for this film. Towards the end, the ludicrous drag queen from the opening credits shows up again and implausibly stalks a park while going completely unnoticed. Then something happens and the film ends.... For fans of runny color and grainy cinematography only.


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