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Vice Squad (1982)

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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Kowalski (as Joseph DiGiroloma)
Maurice Emanuel ...
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Christian Sorenson
Nina Blackwood ...
Ginger
Sudana Bobatoon ...
Dixie
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Blue Chip
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Sergeant Brooks
Joseph Baroncini ...
Ted
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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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22 January 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nachtratten  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$237,811, 24 January 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,253,583
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When this movie was submitted for classification in the UK to the British Board of Film Classification, the board requested that six minutes from this picture be cut for it to garner an 'X' Classification. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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!
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Spanker-Man (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Neon Slime
Lyrics by Simon Stokes
Music by Joe Renzetti
Performed by Wings Hauser
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Best use of a coat hanger in movie history
31 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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