MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,660 this week

Vice Squad (1982)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  23 April 1982 (West Germany)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 1,134 users  
Reviews: 44 user | 24 critic

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 »

Director:

(as Gary A. Sherman)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1746 titles
created 25 Dec 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 03 Jan 2012
 
a list of 955 titles
created 12 Mar 2012
 
a list of 192 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Vice Squad" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Vice Squad (1982)

Vice Squad (1982) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Vice Squad.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hiller, a computer expert, was bribed by group of bank robbers to obtain details of the security system at a newly-built bank. Having obtained the information, he thought he'd seen the last... See full summary »

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Bernard Hill, Derek Newark, Richard Hope
Raw Meat (1973)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. When a top civil servant becomes the latest to disappear down there Scotland ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Sherman
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd
Horror | Documentary | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A compilation of trailers and scenes from science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen, Fred Asparagus
Deadly Force (1983)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Stoney Cooper, a former Los Angeles police officer, is at a low point in his life. Kicked off the force because of his anti-authority attitude, he now ekes out a living as a freelancer in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Aaron
Stars: Wings Hauser, Joyce Ingalls, Paul Shenar
Hardcore (1979)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in California's porno pits.

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley
Combat Shock (1984)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A dangerously disturbed Vietnam veteran struggles with life 15 years after his return home, and slowly falls into insanity from his gritty urban lifestyle.

Director: Buddy Giovinazzo
Stars: Rick Giovinazzo, Veronica Stork, Mitch Maglio
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a newspaper reporter helps expose a Member of Parliament as a possible spy, he finds that there's much more to the story than that.

Director: David Drury
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Greta Scacchi, Denholm Elliott
Dead & Buried (1981)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life.

Director: Gary Sherman
Stars: James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson
Interrogation (1989)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Tonia goes out drinking. She wakes up in prison, not having a clue why she's there. She is tortured to encourage her to confess to a crime she is not aware of.

Director: Ryszard Bugajski
Stars: Krystyna Janda, Adam Ferency, Janusz Gajos
Murderous Vision (TV Movie 1991)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Detective Kyle Robeshaw is a headstrong detective who finds himself stuck in a dead end job in missing person's as a result. One of his cases leads him into the investigation of a serial ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Sherman
Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Laura Johnson, Joe D'Angerio
Self Defense (1983)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A bunch of selfrighteous bullies want to set som "new rules" in town while the police in Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada) are on strike. They try to scare all the gays and lesbians in a bar, ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Donovan, Maura O'Connell
Stars: Tom Nardini, Brenda Bazinet, Daryl Haney
Serving Time (2015)
Documentary

A documentary following an Italian chef bringing dignity and hope to inmates at Cook County Jail through teaching Culinary Arts.

Director: Gary Sherman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Pete Mendez
...
Louise Williams
Joseph Di Giroloma ...
Kowalski (as Joseph DiGiroloma)
Maurice Emanuel ...
Edwards
Wayne Hackett ...
Christian Sorenson
Nina Blackwood ...
...
Dixie
Lydia Lei ...
Coco
Kelly Piper ...
Blue Chip
Kristoffer Anders ...
Sergeant Brooks
Joseph Baroncini ...
Ted
Fred Berry ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

On the street, the real trick is staying alive. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

23 April 1982 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Brigada do Vício  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Third theatrical feature film directed by Gary Sherman. 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

Louise Williams: [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!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Angel Above: The Devil Below (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes
Written and Produced by Paul Sabu
Performed by Ann-Margret
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Impactful film, fuelled by a brilliantly menacing acting presence of Hauser
30 April 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

Here's one B movie, I must say did one better then I thought it would. The cat and mouse plot, throughout with many a turning points, makes it an electrifying movie, and scary mainly due to Hauser's pimp, Ramrod, an unforgettable masterpiece of evil, at times his presence is almost choking and unbearable. He is so SCARY! Good hearted cop, Swanson, Hauser's one true enemy, uses pro, Hubley (the young lass from Hardcore) to set up Hauser, after he beat up one of his girl's so bad, she didn't make it. Hubley trying to make enough money to support her little girl, her reason for flocking to the city of dreams. Swanson is so likable, you'll be rooting for him, to take care of Hauser, even though personally, Hauser's one of my favorite actors. When he escapes a cop car, thanks to two "Not much up there cops", he has only one mission, hence the plot of this very effective action piece drama. If have not videe'd this one, track it down. It rises about the sleaze, and does have a funny scene near the end with Hubley and one of her tricks. Such a talented and dramatic actress, Hardcore a prime example, Hubley was another actress who went off the radar. Although there are clichéd moments between cop and pro, Vice Squad has a solid, hard on quality about it. It's a well made compact drama, worth it's time in viewing.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ramrod vs. Waingro The-Film-Fan
Tennessee plates? sf12169
Brutal movie ladyorthetygr
Vice Squad codyed-1
Does anyone remember? eewright-1
Is the plot summary correct? Zorro-3
Discuss Vice Squad (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?