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Release Date:
9 May 1987 (Japan) See more »
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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
Renee Rosenfeld .... script supervisor
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)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Cameo: [Roy Frumkes]the businessman whose face is burned off by the melting bum on the fire escape.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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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
An outlandish, unapologetic delight., 24 November 2005
Author: james_trevelyan from Sydney, Australia

'Street Trash' the most offensive film ever made? Quite possibly. This baby is exceedingly hard to locate, which is unfortunate, because it is an outlandish, unapologetic delight with a wonderful streak of black, black humour. Director Jim Muro has since become one of the most respected Steadicam operators in the business, and has worked his magic upon some pretty big pictures. I believe he was the Steadicam operator on 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day', but I might be wrong.

When an enterprising liquor store owner in New York's Lower East Side(?) finds a dusty crate of something named Tenafly Viper stashed behind a brick wall in a back room of his place of business, he decides to sell it cheaply to the bums in the neighbourhood who are his chief customers. But Tenafly Viper is strong stuff indeed; strong enough to melt one's body! And you thought hangovers were bad.

Pretty soon, the homeless population around the liquor store is dwindling as more and more of these unfortunates consume this deadly drop and promptly disintegrate. The first bum to imbibe the killer stuff does so while seated upon a filthy lavatory. He melts into the commode, pulls the chain, and flushes himself away! Truly tasteless, n'est pas? Two more memorable scenes from 'Street Trash' come to mind: in one, a man has his penis bitten off; in the other, a man is spectacularly decapitated by a flying gas cylinder. I read in Fangoria(?) that this scene required eight special effects crew members to pump blood! 'Street Trash' reminds me of Peter Jackson's wonderful 'Bad Taste' which, while far superior to 'Street Trash', is in the same outrageous vein. I guess it might also be likened to 'The Incredible Melting Man', although the special effects makeup in that picture was provided by the legendary Rick Baker - his first film? - and so is much better than anything in 'Street Trash'.

'Street Trash' is an excellent title, because trash is what this film is all about. Its milieu is grimy and bleak, and everything about the whole affair is inherently unclean. Oh yeah, I just remembered another memorable scene: a cop fights a man in a men's room, and beats him to the ground. Then the cop sticks two digits down his own throat and vomits upon the prone man! Pretty sick (excuse the pun)! This film also makes me think of John Waters in its examination of white trash, something Waters did with films such as 'Desperate Living' and 'Pink Flamingoes'. Like those flicks, 'Street Trash' serves up plenty of gross-out gags so, if that is what floats your boat in a movie, then you will certainly enjoy this. I hope 'Street Trash' has a huge cult following, and I suspect it does. And deservedly so.

When oh when oh WHEN is the DVD Special Edition going to be released?! I for one await it with great anticipation. By the way, if you do find this film, do not miss the song which plays over the end credits - very funny stuff! The last time I watched 'Street Trash' I was laughing because one of the bums reminded me of Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes fame. Sorry, Mr Robinson... no offence intended!

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