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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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Cast

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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
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Calles peligrosas  »

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$1,510,053 (USA)
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1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Dawn: I don't do that much heroin - only enough to get straight.
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Six characters from one scene are named "troglodyte". See more »

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Features Galaxy of Terror (1981) 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
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14 March 2002 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

I'm not exactly sure how to rank or rate this film. On one hand, it gives a gritty account of life on the streets, with good performances, as it focuses primarily on the exploits of a teen prostitute (well played by Applegate), as she escapes from a killer and forges a relationship with straight kid Sy (Mendenhall).

On the other hand, it also focuses too much on the psycho cop and features too many of his killings as he tries to make his way to Applegate and keep her from revealing his secret. He tries to get the other street kids to tell him where she is, and either kills them or maims them in some way if they don't. This aspect of the movie all but ruins it. A minimal amount on this aspect would have sufficed.

If I had to rate this movie, I'd probably give it ** out of ****.


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