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Release Date:
22 January 1982 (USA) See more »
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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

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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 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 »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Tom Walsh:Make your move, and make my day!See more »
Movie Connections:
Neon SlimeSee more »


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I'm a stone cold believer, in the pleasures of Hell..., 24 March 2015
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

"Princess" (Season Hubley) is what is known as an "outlaw" hooker, meaning that she answers to no pimp. She's also the mother of an adorable little girl. She agrees to help intense vice detective Tom Walsh (Gary Swanson) trap a particularly evil pimp with the memorable moniker of "Ramrod" (Wings Hauser). Ramrod is a sadist who enjoys mutilating prostitutes, and has the tenacity of The Terminator. When he realizes that Princess set him up, he becomes determined to get revenge. After he makes an escape from the cops, he spends an action-packed night hunting her down.

"Vice Squad" is a solid credit for the under appreciated director Gary A. Sherman. Sherman had already made two excellent fright features, "Raw Meat" and "Dead & Buried". Loathe to be typecast as a genre director, he took on this project, and does a fine job with it. He gives it great pace and entirely convincing atmosphere. This movie really does immerse its viewers in a seedy L.A. underworld. The characters are often flamboyant but believable. Cinematographer John Alcott gives everything a stylish look. To be sure, the material is plenty sleazy, but that's entirely the point. The script was written by co-executive producer Sandy Howard, Robert Vincent O'Neill (director of the exploitation classic "Angel"), and "Kenneth Peters", a pseudonym for a real life L.A. detective who provided all important technical advice.

The violence is as harsh and off putting as it should be, and there's great curiosity value in discovering the various fetishes and perversions that johns are prone to enjoy.

Hubley is good in the lead role; Princess may take her lumps before the story ends, but she also gives Ramrod a hell of a good fight. Swanson is likewise effective as our hard assed hero. A steady parade of familiar actors play roles big and small: Pepe Serna, Beverly Todd, original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood, Lydia Lei, Kelly Piper, Fred Berry, Michael Ensign, Jonathan Haze, Robert Miano, Stack Pierce, and Cheryl Smith. But the person who leaves the biggest impression is the excellent Hauser, who gives us a creepily charismatic villain for the ages. Furthermore, Wings also entertains us by growling and snarling the ultra catchy rock theme song "Neon Slime".

This is a gem of a B movie: flashy, trashy, and most certainly *not* dull.

Eight out of 10.

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