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The Streets of L.A. (1979)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  13 November 1979 (USA)
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The true story of an Anglo woman's venture into the Mexican-American barrio to seek restitution from vandals who slashed her tires.

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Carol Schramm
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Ralph Salkin
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Walter Kiner
Audrey Christie ...
Mrs. Wellman
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Anita Zamora
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Sergeant Castro
Cliff Emmich ...
Mason, Dress Buyer
Mercedes Alberti ...
Mrs. Corona
Miguel Pinero ...
2nd Duster
James Victor ...
Mr. Corona
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Alberto 'Toto' Corona
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Ramon 'Gallo' Zamora
Katherine Pass ...
Sally
Tom Trujillo ...
Feliciano 'Chano' Beltran
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Ray (as Roger Harkenrider)
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The true story of an Anglo woman's venture into the Mexican-American barrio to seek restitution from vandals who slashed her tires.

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Calles de Los Ángeles  »

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Based on a True Story? Um OK ,so who cares
26 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Low brow TV movie of the week about nothing . A well to do woman(Woodward) gets involved with some low class Hispanic youths. They are having a bad night so one of them convinces the others to slash an expensive vehicles tires,in this case the car belongs to Woodwards character. Woodward catches them and they drive away laughing at her. So she goes to the police and as usual they ignore her saying this is a small case and they don't have time for it. So why not go into the barrio projects of LA by herself and track down where these kids live and force them to pay her for her tires(as if these poor trash families could afford to pay her back any time soon regardless for tires bought in Beverly Hills). Sure why not , an over 40 vulnerable looking white woman in the projects who doesn't speak Spanish and is an easy target. Anyway ,2 of the kids try to make restitution albeit half-arsed , the third refuses to pay her and sprays her with water when she keeps going to his house to pester him for the money, then in an even more moronic scene,he finally agrees to pay her if she drives him to her sisters to get the money .So she drives him into an obviously run down undeveloped part of the barrio,now come on this is based on a true story , even a cop wouldn't do that unless he had back up and even then they might not.

He tells her to pull up to an obviously vacant unfinished house.Then,He grabs her car keys and runs away to which she yells"Ramon Ramon come back here and give me my keys" He runs through a vacant house where 2 homeless crack addicts are sitting ,he tells them a lady is following him who is selling drugs and could hook them up so when she runs by they accost her and she throws her purse in hopes they will go after it instead of her but they don't of course and begin to harass her and probably will eventually rape her so she decides to grab a piece of pipe that is lying on the ground and use it as a means to escape-she ends up hitting one of them across the knees and tries to run away- pisses them off of course and they catch her immediately and begin shoving her around and they also bi*** slap her a few times. By now I was laughing at this stupid woman and in real life this happened? She should have been killed but in the end ,the 3rd youth runs back to save her and gives her money to which at first she refuses to take since he explained he was saving it up to leave the barrio but decided he needed to own up for his mistake. Aargh ,after all this she didn't want the money . Why was this movie made? Lots of better real life stories you could have made instead of this stupid crap about a woman who has no regard for her own life. OK, slashed tires that were worth about 800 dollars - get the plates off the car they drove and give it to police(OK they might not do sh** but its better than nothing) ,move on buy new tires. all the time and effort she wasted on this was not worth it. Why they made this story into a movies is beyond me .But then again Hollywood churns out crap like its water.


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