6.0/10
542
12 user 10 critic

Streets (1990)

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

Director:

Writers:

, (as Katt Shea Ruben)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When Detective Cody Sheehan discovers the body of a stripper from the Rock Bottom dance club, she wants the case. Her partner, Detective Heineman, is equally anxious to make the jump to the... See full summary »

Director: Katt Shea
Stars: Kay Lenz, Greg Evigan, Norman Fell
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

When the razor blade slasher begins his reign of terror in the alleys behind the Los Angeles strip clubs, the most famous stripper in the spotlight must walk a tightrope between her own ... See full summary »

Director: Katt Shea
Stars: Maria Ford, Eb Lottimer, Karen Mayo-Chandler
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A vampire follows his instincts to a strip joint where he focuses in on one of the performers. He picks her for his meal because she is contemplating suicide, but he wants to share her life... See full summary »

Director: Katt Shea
Stars: Starr Andreeff, Cyril O'Reilly, Debbie Nassar
Uncaged (1991)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Miki and her younger brother Robby flee their destructive home and find themselves in the towering metropolis, Los Angeles. There, they meet Sharkey, a pimp. Miki becomes infatuated with ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Hunt
Stars: Leslie Bega, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Pamella D'Pella
Tuff Turf (1985)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The new kid in school must battle a gang of street toughs after stealing the gang leader's girl.

Director: Fritz Kiersch
Stars: James Spader, Kim Richards, Paul Mones
Beatlemania (1981)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Four guys who look and sound moderately like the Beatles play a plethora of Lennon/McCartney classics, while footage of memorable sixties events flashes by.

Director: Joseph Manduke
Stars: David Leon, Mitch Weissman, Tom Teeley
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Dedicated L.A. police detective and a female psychic are trying to stop a demonic serial killer who was given the powers of resurrection, teleportation and possession.

Director: Robert Resnikoff
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Tracy Griffith, Jeff Kober
The Suckling (1990)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A woman goes to a back alley abortion clinic, only to have her aborted fetus attack her, her boyfriend, and everyone else at the clinic.

Director: Francis Teri
Stars: Frank Rivera, Marie Michaels, Gerald Preger
Vibrations (Video 1996)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Rising rock star, TJ Cray, gets the shot of a lifetime, an audition with a A & R man. On the way into the city, a carload of drunks smash into his car, severing his hands. He drops out of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Paseornek
Stars: James Marshall, Christina Applegate, Faye Grant
Class of 1999 (1990)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some ... See full summary »

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind, Malcolm McDowell
Last Exit to Earth (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

It is the year 2500 and women are sent back in time to kidnap men to help repopulate the future .

Director: Katt Shea
Stars: Kim Greist, Costas Mandylor, Amy Hathaway
1964 (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Katt Shea
Stars: Jackie O'Brien
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 January 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Calles peligrosas  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$1,510,053 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Dawn: I don't do that much heroin - only enough to get straight.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Six characters from one scene are named "troglodyte". See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Dawn's Theme
Performed by Elizabeth Daily (as E.G. Daily)
Music by Aaron Davis
Lyrics by Andy Ruben
Mixed by Jeff Mar
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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 ****


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?