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  (in credits order)
Mike Lackey ... Fred
Bill Chepil ... Bill The Cop
Vic Noto ... Bronson
Mark Sferrazza ... Kevin
Jane Arakawa ... Wendy
Nicole Potter ... Winette
Pat Ryan ... Frank Schnizer (as R.L. Ryan)
Clarenze Jarmon ... Burt
Bernard Perlman ... Wizzy
Miriam Zucker ... Drunken Wench
M. D'Jango Krunch ... Ed

James Lorinz ... Doorman
Morty Storm ... Black Suit
Sam Blasco ... Jimmy The Cop
Bruce Torbet ... Paulie
Roman Zack ... Forensics Expert
Gary Auerbach ... Hitman
Roy Frumkes ... Melted Businessman
Jeanne Laporta ... Bitchy Businesswoman

Colin De Rouin ... Concerned Businessman
Julian Davis ... Husband In Car
Victoria Lucas ... Wife In Car
Eddie Bay ... Exploding Derelict
Frank M. Farel ... Dismembered Derelict (as Frank Farel)
Joni Ruth White ... Old Lady Shopper (as Robynne White)
Kevin Simmons ... Store Manager
Glenn Andreiev ... Mario
Allan Lozito ... Delancey
Bill Bondanza ... Discount
Stephen Patterson ... Alfalfa
Fred Schomaker ... Yellowman

Peter Iasillo Jr. ... Hefty (as Peter Iasillo)
Karl Schröder
Stephen Joseph Santiago ... Wheelchair Derelict (as Stephen Santiago)
Julie McQuain ... Receptive Whore in Van
Carmel Pugh ... Whore on Telephone
Marilyn Kray ... Whore in Van

Kristin Keating ... Whore in Van (as Kristin Kirkconnell)
Nora Maher ... Whore in Van
Gina Menza ... Whore in Van
Nadine Garcia ... Whore in Van
Craig Edwards ... Whore in Van
Robert Jonathan ... Whore in Van
Chris McNamee ... Punk Street Gang Leader
Leslie Pascal ... Street Gang Member
Nick Gionta ... Street Gang Member (as Nick Gianta)
Dave Weinstein ... Street Gang Member
Ramón Ybarra ... Street Gang Member
Robert DiPietro ... Chef at Restaurant
Frank Dassaro ... Workman at Wrecking Yard
Joseph Vero ... Workman at Wrecking Yard
Raymond Ristau ... Workman at Wrecking Yard
Raul Velez ... Workman at Wrecking Yard
Thomas Fuzia ... Workman at Wrecking Yard
Gary Rozanski ... Smoking Derelict
Bobby Faust ... Last Stage of Ed's Melt
John Hukushi ... Vietcong Vampire
Sylvia Wong ... Vietcong Vampire
Judy Chin ... Vietcong Vampire
Kevin Chin ... Vietcong Vampire
William Elijah Tyre ... Windshield-Washing Bum
David Paul Rubenstein ... Windshield-Washing Bum
Nathaniel Young ... Sundry Junkyard Bum
Paul Sansone ... Sundry Junkyard Bum
Michael Maurer ... Sundry Junkyard Bum
James D. Clements ... Cop at Police Station
Terrence Devlin ... Cop at Police Station
Eliezer Diaz ... Cop at Police Station
Lawrence Sufrin ... Cop at Police Station
Robert Audin ... Cop at Police Station
Robert Jockers ... Cop driving Van
Alan Brustein ... Man exiting Restaurant
Gail Feinsod ... Woman exiting Restaurant
Charlene Krista ... Woman Shopper with Dog

Buddy Mantia ... Driver of Damaged Car
Vince Anderson ... American Soldier
Bernard Lunnon ... American Soldier
Curtis Gaither ... American Soldier
Sky Owens ... American Soldier

Halfbreed Billy Gram ... American Soldier (as Bill Gram)
Christopher Perry ... American Soldier

Tony Darrow ... Nick Duran
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Kinney ... Child bum (uncredited)

Directed by
James M. Muro  (as Jim Muro)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roy Frumkes 
James M. Muro  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Frank M. Farel .... associate producer (as Frank Farel)
Roy Frumkes .... producer
Edward Muro Sr. .... executive producer
James Muro Sr. .... executive producer
Original Music by
Rick Ulfik 
Cinematography by
David Sperling 
Film Editing by
Dennis Werner 
Production Design by
Robert Marcucci 
Art Direction by
Denise Labelle 
Tom Molinelli 
Costume Design by
Michele Leifer 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Aspinall .... special makeup effects artist
Scott Coulter .... special makeup effects assistant
Dean Kartalas .... special makeup effects assistant
Mike Lackey .... special makeup effects artist
Gary Yee .... makeup assistant
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Hurrie .... assistant director
David Tripet .... second assistant director
Art Department
Atom .... graffiti
Jaime Beauchamp .... scenic assistant
Colin De Rouin .... set designer
Andrea DeGette .... scenic assistant (as Andrea Degette)
Ann Griemsman .... assistant property master
Bob Lackey .... storyboard artist
Lucy .... graffiti
Nora Maher .... property master
Brad McGovern .... scenic assistant
Marina Zurkow .... visual consultant (as Marina Zerkow)
Sound Department
Bob Degus .... assistant sound editor (as Robert Degus)
Jonathan Dimmick .... assistant sound effects
Jon Hayward .... assistant sound effects
Maureen Gail Ivice .... assistant sound effects
Paul Kornblueh .... boom operator (as Paul Kornbleuh)
Gary Kovac .... assistant sound effects
Jim Mahr .... assistant sound editor
Pierre Takal .... assistant sound editor
Rick Ulfik .... environmental sounds
Hugo Verdeguer .... boom operator
Pawel Wdowczak .... assistant sound editor
Pawel Wdowczak .... sound effects recordist
Dennis Werner .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Matt Vogel .... pyrotechnician
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Aguirre .... assistant camera
Richard Boyle .... gaffer (as Rick Boyle)
Bobby Bukowski .... second assistant camera (as Bob Bukowski)
Joe DeSalvo .... gaffer
Craig Edwards .... gaffer
Kenny Funk .... best boy (as Ken Funk)
Robin Grant .... dolly grip
Jim Mahr .... gaffer
James M. Muro .... Steadicam operator (as Jim Muro)
Karen L. Ogle .... still photographer (as Karen Ogle)
Larry Planet .... assistant camera
Claudia Raschke .... assistant camera
Bryan Singer .... grip
Stephanie Timm .... best boy
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judy Chin .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Brian Evans .... assistant editor
Tom Graney .... post-production assistant
Tom Graney .... editing room assistant
Lamont Harvey .... editing room assistant
Elinor Leonard .... editing room assistant
Michael J. Maurer .... editing room assistant (as Michael Maurer)
Phil Norden .... editing room assistant (as Philip Norden)
Noëlle Penraat .... negative matcher (as Noelle Penraat)
Jon Silberg .... editing room assistant
Tim Swarr .... editing room assistant
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Jack Bashkow .... musician: wind instruments
Transportation Department
Glenn Andreiev .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Sherry Bailey .... production office coordinator
Barbara Coston .... production accountant
Patrick Gillis .... promotion manager
Chris Lombardozzi .... production assistant
Michael Maurer .... foreman
Bob Menasian .... location manager (as Robert Menasian)
Christine Meyer .... assistant location manager
Renée Rosenfeld .... script supervisor (as Renee Rosenfeld)
Halfbreed Billy Gram .... animal handler (uncredited)
Jim Willard .... production assistant (uncredited)

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91 min | Germany:102 min | Japan:102 min | Norway:90 min (heavily cut) | 101 min (unrated version)
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Mike Lackey, who starred in the film as well as doing the make-up, also created the penis. He said they made three different sizes: the little one ("The Pecker"), the medium-sized one ("The Poker") and the big one ("The Packer").See more »
Wife In Car:Hurry up, let's make the light. You know how much I hate this neighborhood.
[Bronson approaches]
Wife In Car:Honey, here comes one.
[Bronson pushes down on the hood]
Wife In Car:Oh! Look! Look what he's doing to the car!
Husband In Car:Don't worry about it. Everyone's got to make a living you know.
Wife In Car:Honey!
Husband In Car:Don't do that. I'm only gonna...
[to Bronson]
Husband In Car:Hey, how're you doing there? Vet, huh?
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
One of the best of the '80's, 15 August 2006
Author: Captain_Obviuos from United States

I saw this movie as soon as it hit video in 1987, mainly because it didn't get a distributor as far south as Dallas, Texas, where I grew up (I was lucky to have seen "Re-Animator" at the UA cinema, a great movie house that I really miss -- they had the balls to show unrated flicks, only one of two in the Dallas area who DID, yet "Street Trash" was never even released down there, as far as I know). I was a little gore-hound who read "Fangoria" religiously -- I considered being a makeup artist; we all have our youthful dreams -- and "Street Trash" had such glowing reviews and inside scoops in the magazine that I was hyped to see it. And it was everything I was lead to believe it would be. I was totally blown away by the sheer imagination that was put on screen! Jennifer Aspinall (whatever happened to her?) did a bang-up job on those incredible special makeup effects, albeit on a shoestring budget, obviously. All the bladders and exploding bits had to have been a real bitch to pull off, but it was done, and admirably. The "acting," with the exception of James Lorinz, was as expected in a no-budget movie; and the plot is really more a series of loosely-interconnected vignettes, mainly just set-ups for visceral thrills (or, as George Romero puts it, "Grand Guignol"). This is, by no means, a condemnation of the film, for, after all, when one sees a movie like this, one WANTS to see the gore -- I know I did! I actually can't speak highly enough of "Street Trash;" it's one of the few of its genre that was able to transcend its shortcomings (thinking of the flying penis scene, perhaps you'll excuse that turn of phrase) and be delightfully entertaining and frenetically silly, much like the aforementioned "Re-Animator." I've never seen another movie like it, and I've looked. This is a truly one-of-a-kind film. It is not, I must admit, for sensitive, easily-offended people, but then again, if one of them watches this I'd have to ask them what the hell they thought they were getting in the FIRST place -- just looking at the box should tell them what sort of movie it is! A really wonderful low-budget film, this, and one that, sadly, couldn't be made today.

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