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Marilyn Jones ...
Libby
Jerry Whiddon ...
Rucci
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Hugo
Erika Bogren ...
Mimi
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Clay Beasley (as Howard Rollins)
David Klein ...
Herstein
Larry Woody ...
Woody
Irv Ziff ...
Sammy
Susan Allenback ...
Janet
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Mark
Dick Harrington ...
Father Lynch
Derek Neal ...
Derek
A. Clark Boughton ...
Congressman
Bob DeFrank ...
Hose / club owner
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Jocko
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The only game in this town is survival.

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Very realistic with good acting, screenplay, and cinematography
15 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I worked on the Block for 2 years. This movie was filmed on the Block and is realistic and accurate in every detail. Everyone of the actors look and act just like the people who actually work (or worked) on the Block back in the day. This is an excellent movie, especially if you are from Baltimore and love "Charm City." This is a credit to director Steve Yeager and probably to the drama department at nearby Towson State College where he attended, I believe. Mr. Yeager appeared in John Water's classic "Pink Flamingos," and I'm sure he learned a lot from meeting those actors in the early 1970's. It is great seeing Blaze Starr appear in this film at her famous 2 O'Clock Club where this story centers around. This is a classic movie that celebrates an historic and storied area.


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