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
Sin for sale. Tonight the price is death.
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Did You Know?
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
The scene where the two plain-clothes cops are taking Ramrod to the precinct for booking of Ginger's murder. Ramrod manages to overpower them and causes Mendez(Pepe Serna) the cop driving to crash. We see the car crash from a side vantage point, then we see it crash from a head-on position. It is the same crash filmed from two different angles using two cameras. In a bit of economizing the filmmakers get two separate shots of the same crash so as not to have to set up twice for a matching crash shot. 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!
Referenced in Night City
Red Light Lover
Written and Produced by Paul Sabu
Performed by Paul Sabu See more