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On the Block (1990)

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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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Drama

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Rated R for nudity, language, drug use and violence.
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October 1989 (USA)  »

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Schizophrenic
19 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film tells the story of an ex-junkie who wants to be a real dancer and her experiences as stripper on Baltimore's notorious red-light district known as the block. This film by Baltimorean Steve Yaeger, who later managed to build a successful career making documentaries about fellow Baltimorean John Waters, is technically proficient, but comes up short in the script and editing departments. It is also a little schizophrenic when it comes to themes. On one hand, the block is a dehumanizing place littered with low-lifes, hookers and drug addicts, but on the other hand, it is a place that deserves to be preserved. This is also one of the few films about a stripper featuring a actress who never shows any skin. Howard E. Rollins Jr. appears for a few minutes, and, if I'm not mistaken, we see more of his skin that we do of lead actress.


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