Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and murdered by a psycho. A hard-nosed police detective and a conflicted ex-boxer-turned-private-eye, hired by the strip club owners, set out to find him before he strikes again.

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Matt Rossi
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Al Wheeler
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Nicky Parzeno
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Loretta
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Carmine
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Frank
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Ruby
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Sanchez
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Silver (as Maria Conchita)
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Honey
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Pazzo
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Bibi (as Emilia Lesniak)
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In New York City, a psycho killer is stalking and randomly slashing and killing strippers working in various nightclubs. Matt Rossi is a former boxer trying to escape his past whom is currently employed at a talent agency which caters exotic dancers to the mafia-controlled strip clubs all over Manhattan. Matt and his business partner, Nicky, are relentlessly dogged by Al Wheeler, a persistent police detective on the case of the murdered strippers, and hoping to find something to nail both Matt and Nicky on. Matt is trying to reconcile with his former flame, Loretta, whom also works as a dancer and has a off-again, on-again drug problem. With the police constantly hounding them, and under pressure from his mob boss and other bosses to do something, Matt must somehow face his inner demons to find the killer before he strikes again. Written by Anonymous

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The film was drastically reedited before it's release because of the MPAA's ratings board strict guidelines on graphic violence, language and nudity at that point in time. Which are noticeable due to the film's many jump cuts in handful of scenes specifically most of the attacks on the strippers by the unnamed killer for example. Ultimately it caused Twentieth Century-Fox to sell of the film to an independent distributor for a theatrical release. See more »

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Al Wheeler: [as Rossi drives off] There's nothing I hate more than guineas in Cadillacs.
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Referenced in A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara (2004) See more »

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New York Doll
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Nothing much.
24 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Ex-boxer Tom Berenger, now an agent of strippers, tries to track down the maniacal killer that slashes "his" girls with a razor-blade. Problem is, we know who the killer is right from the start, so there's no mystery and no progression of the plot - it's just a series of consecutive murders. The good cast compensates somewhat, and the film holds your interest, but it all seems to be merely an excuse for the final showdown between Berenger and the killer, and even that isn't as good as it could've been. (**)


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