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Edward G. Robinson,
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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
Controversial in depiction of its subject matter, this movie obviously had its detractors regarding this and its content. However, Director Martin Scorsese, director of Taxi Driver (1976) and Mean Streets (1973), came out and defended this movie. Apparently, Dawn Steel and Scorsese were at a Paramount dinner function when a disagreement allegedly broke out between them. Scorsese apparently said that the Academy didn't have the guts to nominate the best movie of the year. That picture was this film. About twenty-four years later, Scorsese won a Best Director Oscar for the crime drama The Departed (2006). See more »
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 »
[as undercover cop, pulling a gun from her garter on an armed pimp in a potential shootout]
Blink your eyes, motherfucker, and you die in the dark!
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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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