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A Los Angeles businesswoman, known only by her street name of Princess, turns to prostitution to support herself and her young daughter when she's forced by Detective Tom Walsh and his vice squad to help them arrest a brutal pimp named Ramrod for the murder of a prostitute named Ginger. But when Ramrod learns that he was set up, he escapes from police custody and begins a long night of tracking down Princess while Walsh and his vice squad are always one step behind him. Written by
Wings Hauser, playing brutal pimp Ramrod, uses a wire coat hanger to beat the stuffing out of a hooker in a Hollywood Boulevard motel room. This scene, destined to be remembered by every lucky viewer of this solid, sleazy classic, perfectly captures the tone director Gary Sherman brings to this fine piece of entertainment.
The violence is glossy and sadistic and shot in neon-toned hues by ace cinematographer John Alcott.
Hauser goes on a rampage in an effort to bust the chops of a street girl who was partially responsible for his brief arrest.
The tension is thick, the atmosphere gritty, the entertainment values high.
Nail-biting and stomach-churning...in other words: heaven.
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