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Vice Squad (1982)

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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... See full summary »

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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 Matthew Patay

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Sin for sale. Tonight the price is death. See more »


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22 January 1982 (USA)  »

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Trivia

A similarly titled movie entitled Hollywood Vice Squad (1986) got made and released after this movie. See more »

Goofs

As Season moves past the candles and flowers in the wedding scene with the old man in the mansion, a cameraman and camera are clearly visible on the right side of the scene. See more »

Quotes

Tom Walsh: Make your move, and make my day!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Angel Above: The Devil Below (2011) See more »

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Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes
Written and Produced by Paul Sabu
Performed by Ann-Margret
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A Great Exploitation Flick....
8 September 2000 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. Wings Hauser is so good and has such presence. When you watch him, as Ram Rod, you hate him. This film is taut and gritty. It captured street life, perfectly. I like the fact that the film doesn't linger on morality. It had quite a nihilistic feel to it. There's one particular scene, in which Season Hubley is at a bar talking 'shop' with her fellow hookers. It was a scene of pure honesty. Some women do what they've got to do to make a living and there's nothing wrong with it.

Wings Hauser plays a crazed pimp, Ram Rod, who loves to punish his hookers by torturing them to death. Gary Swanson, plays a determined vice cop out to stop this psycho. When Hubley's best friend is killed by Hauser, she is blackmailed, by Swanson, to go undercover to bring this psycho pimp down.

This film had such a relentless pace and it puts you on the edge of your seat. This is the type of film that graced the screens at 'The Deuce', during it's hey-day. It's a forgotten gem, an exploitation classic.


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