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


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23 April 1982 (West Germany)  »

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Brigada do Vício  »

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Gary Swanson once said of his part in this movie: "The world out there is vicious and cruel, and the film pulls no punches in bringing it all to life down to the finest detail . . . and I hope its gritty impact brings a new awareness to moviegoers." 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

Ramrod: Let me see a warrant right now boy.
Pete Mendez: Warrants? We don't need no stinkin' warrants because we're holding them in our right hand, buffalo breath!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) See more »

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Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes
Written and Produced by Paul Sabu
Performed by Ann-Margret
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Last of the breed
23 June 1999 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

Gary Sherman's sensational programmer about a psycho pimp (the always invaluable Wings Hauser) and a surreally determined hooker (Season Hubley) was the last gasp of what B movies used to be. Two oddities: yes, that's Nina Blackwood, MTV VJ, getting raped with a coat hanger. And yes, it was shot by John Alcott, better known for his work with a better-known director named Stanley Kubrick.


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