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LeeAnne Baker ... New dancer
Tom Billett ... Thug
Kate Collins ... Michelle Owens

Jeff Fahey ... Frank Tackler
Mary Fahey ... Lulu
Carl Fury ... Remy Wyler
Dan Geffen ... Ben Barnes
Rick Gianasi ... Rip

John Hayden ... Glenn Barnes (as John Patrick Hayden)

Lance Lewman ... Tom Barnes

Frances Raines ... Barbara
Michael Speero ... Farrell
Ron Van Clief ... Himself
Zerocks ... Himself

Directed by
Tim Kincaid 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tim Kincaid 

Produced by
Cynthia De Paula .... producer
Cinematography by
Arthur D. Marks 
Film Editing by
Jim Markovic 
Makeup Department
Ed French .... special makeup effects artist
Art Department
Gary Winick .... art department
Special Effects by
Matt Vogel .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
John Harhay .... camera operator


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USA:89 min
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What is Jeff Fahey doing in this film?, 7 April 2000
Author: William ( from Seattle, Washington

I noticed there was another Fahey listed in the end credit so maybe that could be a reason why he took a supporting role in a low-budget New York action film directed by the notorious Joe Gage (well known for male adult film in the 70's, aka ex-actor Tim Kincade). Because Fahey was in Bigger roles at the time, and this is pretty low-budget for a rising star to do.

Fahey plays a cop in a 4 appearence cameo in a basic plot about a small time criminal (played by a stuntman turned actor) who runs a 24 hours movie theatres in 42nd street, who got out of prison after killing a man by accident. He is going to re-open the theatre's basement that is a gambling casino nightclub (with a terrible comedian name Ajax), and his old rival wants the place closed down. Lots of social message of Grindhouse getting closed down, and about how the neighborhood. Lots of graphic violence, and even a return of "black Dragon" Van Clief is a supporting role. Frances Raines is wasted in a nothing role. Some real treat is to see the street the way it use to be, and a catch title theme. Kincade making a successful transition doing the Fred halsted film to video films like the JOE GAGE TAPE to directing non-adult film could've been the next Abel Ferrera. Recommended.

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