Serious, well-made story of runaways living in Venice, California, under the threat of a psychotic cop who is a serial killer of prostitutes.

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Dawn
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Sy
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Lumley
Jane Chung ...
Old Bag Woman
Starr Andreeff ...
Policewoman on Horse
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Bagley
J Bartell ...
Officer #1 (as J. Bartell)
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Officer #2
Tom Ruben ...
Officer #3
David Lawrence ...
Plumber
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Bob
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Roach
Sheryl Bence ...
Punk Girl
Kady Tran ...
Dawn's Blonde Roommate
Julie Jay ...
Dawn's Tattooed Roommate
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Storyline

Tough drama looks at the plight of a young L.A. prostitute, who shoots heroin to get through the day, sells sex just to survive, and eats roadkill sometimes when there isn't anything else available. Into this futile existence is thrown a psycho killer, who gets off on raping and slaughtering the girls he catches on the streets. Sy is a straight kid from Sanata Barbara, who gets drawn into this scuzzy underworld and tries to rescue the young prostitute from the killer and her existence. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Christina Applegate Is a 16 Year Old Hooker Who Just Picked Up The Wrong Customer.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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19 January 1990 (USA)  »

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Calles peligrosas  »

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$1,510,053 (USA)
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Quotes

Dawn: By the way, you can forget it - I don't do sex with friends.
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Six characters from one scene are named "troglodyte". See more »

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Remade as Rumble in the Streets (1996) See more »

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Dawn's Theme
Performed by Elizabeth Daily (as E.G. Daily)
Music by Aaron Davis
Lyrics by Andy Ruben
Mixed by Jeff Mar
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Mixes exploitation with heartfelt scenes
8 May 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A psychotic cop in Southern California is targeting prostitutes for execution; meanwhile, a pretty blonde urchin tries getting her life together. I rented this because I was very impressed with director Katt Shea's work on the underrated "Poison Ivy" and I was not disappointed. The psycho stuff doesn't really jell with the homeless kids angle, but it's a commendable attempt to mix genres, and Christina Applegate gives a superb, surprisingly serious lead performance (her final scene in a bus depot is riveting and heart-rending). Much better than I was expecting, "Streets" is a good, hearty try at both social drama and crime thriller. **1/2 from ****


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