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Whore (1991)

R  |   |  Drama  |  4 October 1991 (USA)
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The prostitute Liz works on the streets of Los Angeles. She recalls her life in flashback, when she marries an alcoholic man. She leaves him with their son. Then she works as waitress in a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Liz
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Blake
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Rasta
Elizabeth Morehead ...
Katie
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Brutal Man
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Indian (as Sanjay)
Jason Saucier ...
Bill
Michael Crabtree ...
Man in Car
Jered Barclay ...
Dead Trick in Car
Doug MacHugh ...
Man in Diner
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Martha, Liz's Girlfriend
Frank Smith ...
Charlie
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Shy Kid in Van
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Younger Man in Car
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Wounded Girl (as Ginger Lynn Allen)
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Storyline

The prostitute Liz works on the streets of Los Angeles. She recalls her life in flashback, when she marries an alcoholic man. She leaves him with their son. Then she works as waitress in a diner until the day a man introduces her to prostitution. Later she is raped by at least five men and the pimp Blake "protects" her. Liz tries to escape from Blake and befriends the prostitute Katie; however Blake chases her. On the streets, she befriends the homeless Rasta (Antonio Fargas) that helps her when she needs. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong sexual situations and dialogue, and for some violence | See all certifications »

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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

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$1,008,404 (USA)
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Trivia

In one scene of the film, a clip from High Stakes from 1989 is shown. Amos Kollek, writer/director of High Stakes, went on to direct Whore 2 in 1994. See more »

Quotes

Liz: [Liz finds Sanjay using a bicycle pump on his tire] Oh, you got a flat. Need help pumping it up?
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Connections

Features Shadows in the Storm (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

LOVE OF LOVES
Performed by Frankie Laine
Written by Frankie Laine and Carl Fischer
Courtesy of Cares Music
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User Reviews

Good Film!
28 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is based on a British stage play and has been adapted to an American setting. The critics hated this flick but I thought it was great. It's not for everyone but I found it to be a good character study with humor, sex, and all the other elements of fun sleaze that make a Ken Russell film so much raunchy fun. I like the character of Rasta and I haven't liked Ms. Russell in another movie before or since. Porn star Ginger Lynn Allen does a cameo as does cult actor Jack Nance. Go see 'Whore'. Even if you can't say it.


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