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Street Smart (1987)

A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Jonathan Fisher
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Punchy
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Alison Parker
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Leonard Pike
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Ted Avery
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Harriet
Frederick Rolf ...
Joel Davis
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Reggie
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Art Sheffield
Shari Hilton ...
Darlene
Donna Bailey ...
Yvonne
Ed Van Nuys ...
Judge
Daniel Nalbach ...
Singer
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Storyline

Magazine reporter Jonathan Fisher, in danger of losing his job, promises to write a factual hard-hitting story of prostitution. But when he tries to get information from the subjects, he is ignored. So he ends up faking a well received story of a pimp, describing his life and crimes. But police think the story is of a real life pimp who is wanted for murder and start pressuring him to reveal the identity of subject in his story, and all he knows. The pimp the police suspect, also thinks the story is about himself, and wants to know what Jonathan knows, and who told him. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Everything you say can and will be held against you. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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20 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Armação Perigosa  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,119,112 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Jerry Schatzberg and Christopher Reeve wanted to shoot the film in New York City, where it is set, but The Cannon Group, Inc. insisted the picture be shot in Montreal, Quebec. The move ended up saving the movie between one and two million dollars. See more »

Goofs

Right when Punch and her pimp enter the party, the editor announces them at the door..They cut to a woman on the stairs and Punchies leopard skin leotard clad legs are stretched out behind her. They have a scene on the stairs a few minutes later. See more »

Quotes

[repeated lines]
Jonathan Fisher: This is Jonathan Fisher, Channel 3, Street Smart!
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Connections

Featured in The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Last Time (I Get Burned Like This)
Written by Robert Cray
Performed by The Robert Cray Band
Published by Calhoun St. Music (BMI)
Administered by Bug Music
Courtesy of Hightone Records & Bug Music
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Very good movie. One of Morgan Freeman's best!
4 January 2001 | by (Los angeles, usa) – See all my reviews

This film brought Morgan Freeman to my attention for the first time. After, I became a devoted fan. The "scissor scene" between he and Kathy Baker was absolutely chilling and a tribute to both actors. I was mesmerized. The love scene between Christopher Reeves and Baker was sensuality personified.


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