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Release Date:
23 April 1982 (West Germany) See more »
...The Real Story. See more »
A Los Angeles businesswoman, known only by her street name of Princess, turns to prostitution to support... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Season Hubley ... Princess

Gary Swanson ... Tom Walsh

Wings Hauser ... Ramrod

Pepe Serna ... Pete Mendez

Beverly Todd ... Louise Williams
Joseph Di Giroloma ... Kowalski (as Joseph DiGiroloma)
Maurice Emanuel ... Edwards
Wayne Hackett ... Christian Sorenson
Nina Blackwood ... Ginger

Sudana Bobatoon ... Dixie
Lydia Lei ... Coco
Kelly Piper ... Blue Chip
Kristoffer Anders ... Sergeant Brooks
Joseph Baroncini ... Ted
Fred Berry ... Sugar Pimp
Tom Brent ... Happy Harve

Grand L. Bush ... Black Pimp (as Grand Bush)
Marilyn Coleman ... Beatrice Adams

Michael Ensign ... Chauffeur
Nate Esformes ... The John
Stacy Everly ... Teenage Junkie
Cliff Frazier ... Mace (as Clifford Frazier)
Lyla Graham ... Mrs. Cruikshank
Peter Harrell ... First Dude
Jonathan Haze ... Dapper Man
Vincent J. Isaac ... Silky
Cyndi James Gossett ... Black Prostitute (as Cyndi James-Reese)
Ben Kronen ... Elderly Man
Bob Laird ... Motorcycle Officer #1
Doug Laird ... Motorcycle Officer #2

Robert Miano ... Duty Sergeant
Richard Milholland ... Driver
Vahan Moosekian ... Doctor
Mark Ness ... Cab Driver
Stack Pierce ... Roscoe

Barbara Pilavin ... Derelict Woman
Donald Rawley ... Gregory - The Swish
David Ross ... Officer
Stan Ross ... Drunk
Cheryl Smith ... White Prostitute
Hugo Stanger ... Old Man at Mansion
Arnold F. Turner ... Boss Player (as Arnold Turner)
Nicole Volkoff ... Lisa
Richard Wetzel ... Fast Eddie
Ark Wong ... Mr. Wong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Hart-Browne ... Trixie (uncredited)
Troy Martin ... Rocky Horror Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Gary Sherman  (as Gary A. Sherman)
Writing credits
Sandy Howard (written by) and
Kenneth Peters (written by) and
Robert Vincent O'Neill (written by) (as Robert Vincent O'Neil)

Gary Sherman  uncredited

Produced by
Frank Capra Jr. .... executive producer
Brian E. Frankish .... producer (as Brian Frankish)
Frank Hildebrand .... associate producer
Sandy Howard .... executive producer
Robert Rehme .... executive producer
Cinematography by
John Alcott (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Roy Watts 
Casting by
Judi Jones 
Production Design by
Lee Fischer  (as Lee C. Fischer)
Costume Design by
Bernadette O'Brien 
Makeup Department
Scott Readwine .... makeup artist (as Scott Jon Readwine)
Production Management
Jim Dyer .... unit production manager (as James Robert Dyer)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Becker .... first assistant director (as Robert S. Becker)
Richard Espinoza .... second assistant director (as Dick Espinoza)
Sound Department
George Baetz .... boom operator
Charles Hansen .... sound mixer (as Charles B. Hansen)
David J. Hudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer
Ralph Moss .... sound engineer
Tally Paulos .... dialogue editor
James Troutman .... sound effects supervisor (as Jim Troutman)
Ray West .... sound re-recording mixer
David A. Whittaker .... sound editor (uncredited)
Bill Couch .... stunt coordinator
Eddie Hice .... stunt coordinator
Tom Lancaster .... stunt double: Wings Hauser
Nick Dimitri .... stunt double (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt double (uncredited)
James Winburn .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Anneman .... camera operator (as John G. Anneman)
Michael Barrett .... electrician
Dennis Grow .... gaffer
Jay Hergot .... electrician
Kim Hubbard .... best boy grip
Michael E. Matteson .... dolly grip
Andy Mercer .... grip
Ken Miller .... key grip
Rick Nunnally .... assistant camera
Michael Paris .... still photographer
Ted Rhodes .... electrical best boy
Tracy Trotter .... first assistant camera
Kevin Williams .... electrician
Gregory Peters .... best boy (uncredited)
Gregory Peters .... electrician (uncredited)
Jed Skillman .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Rick Wiley .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Johanna Ray .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Sode-Matteson .... assistant costumer (as Laura Sode)
Editorial Department
John Currin .... assistant editor
Helena Rubinstein .... apprentice editor
Music Department
George S. Clinton .... arranger: additional music and lyrics (as George Clinton)
George S. Clinton .... composer: additional music and lyrics (as George Clinton)
Hal Landers .... music consultant
Lewis Merenstein .... musical supervisor
Michael Montgomery .... arranger: additional music and lyrics
Michael Montgomery .... composer: additional music and lyrics
Arlon Ober .... music editor
Keith Rubinstein .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Larry Bennett .... driver
Robert E. Evans .... driver: honeywagon
Gale Fisher .... driver
George Staubs .... production van driver (as George W. Staubs)
Frank Tremonti .... transportation coordinator (as Frank A. Tremonti)
Sandra Tremonti .... transportation captain
Other crew
Sandra Bailey .... creative consultant
Dustin Bernard .... production assistant (as Dustin R. Bernard)
Donald P. Borchers .... production associate
Charles Brescia .... set coordinator
Lee R. Craig .... fire safety officer
Les F. Dollar .... caterer
Chip Fowler .... production office coordinator
Cathy Mickel Gibson .... assistant production accountant (as Cathy Gibson)
J. Dakin Grahame .... assistant to producers
Carol Hilson .... assistant to producers
Robert Hippard .... location manager
Larry Hollister .... first aid (as Larry 'Doc' Hollister)
Paddy Kean .... location assistant
Pat Kimber .... assistant set coordinator
John Lizzi .... stand-in
Jack Lyons .... publicist
Jean Ovrum .... assistant to producers
Jeanne Rosenberg .... script supervisor
Gayle Sandler .... production secretary
Ron Von Schimmelmann .... production accountant

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Knott Limited (special effects equipment) (as Knott Limited Special Effects)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 | Norway:18 (video premiere) (1984) (cut) | Norway:(Banned) (1982-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/18 | USA:R | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

When this movie was being made, lead actress Season Hubley and Kurt Russell were getting a divorce.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Everybody Needs Somebody SometimesSee more »


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22 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Best use of a coat hanger in movie history, 31 December 2004
Author: fertilecelluloid from Mountains of Madness

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 other words: heaven.

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