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Melissa (as Cheryl Kay)
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B.T.
Albert Michel Jr. ...
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T. Rodgers ...
Jammer
Louis A. Rivera ...
Jesus (as Louis Rivera)
Willie Hernadez ...
Lou
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Rick Morales (as Greg Gomez Thomsen)
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Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an end when Rick feels he must rejoin his old gang to avenge the killing of his brother by a rival gang. In the course of getting even, Rick is arrested, leaving Melissa without anyone to protect her. She falls in with a crack dealer and quickly becomes addicted to the drug. When she gets sold to a drug kingpin by a minor dealer to pay off a debt, only Rick can save her. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Getting in is easy... Getting out is pure hell.

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10 November 1989 (USA)  »

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I ragazzi del crack  »

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Quentin Tarantino is a fan of the film and has screened it several times at the Alamo Drafthouse in Texas. See more »

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Jammer: G for life! G for life!
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"G for life!"
5 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pretty sleazy exploitation flick from Cannon that has decent production values and above average action scenes. "Crackhouse" is pretty brutal and the violence is quite gritty.

Ex-Playmate of the month Cheryl Butler (credited as Cheryl Kay here) shows off her assets but also turns in a rather haunting performance. She played a strung out junkie very convincingly. The rest of the acting is typical 80's cheese and Richard Roundtree plays his usual useless cop role. "Crackhouse" is pretty brutal and the violence is quite gritty.

The best part about "Crackhouse" is that is features Jim Brown as a sleazy drug dealer who keeps women locked up in his crack house. After Brown has his way with the girls he tosses them over to his fellow drug dealers so they can perform gang rapes. Brown even tells a lady she "smells like sh*t" and that she needs to wash her a**hole. Pretty entertaining stuff.

The dialog is also amusing. During a fight with a drug dealer who strung his lady out on crack, hero Rick screams "Fu*k you, fu*ker!" before smashing the guy's head through a van window. Then he blows up the guys van and walks away (without looking at the explosion of course).

Luke from General Hospital pops up as a school teacher who happens to also be the biggest drug supplier in town (?) and forces a student to strip for a crack rock.

Check the film out if you like 80's exploitation or Cannon Films. It's entertaining and well made.


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