17 year old Kyle comes to the big city in search of her half-sister Merci. Merci is on the run after being used to set up a murder. The police and the killers both want her. Kyle ends up on... See full summary »

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Sergeant Lee Teffler
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Kyle Bradley
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Merci Cooper
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Roman Delphino
Angel Aviles ...
Pizza Girl
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Kelso
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Roman's Girlfriend (as Leslie Harter)
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Carlo
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Tommy Sweeney
Bobby F. Ellerbee ...
Mikey (as Bobby Ellerbee)
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Sparks Morris
William Marquez ...
Captain Woods
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Hershiser
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Paul (as Jophery Brown)
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Johnny
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17 year old Kyle comes to the big city in search of her half-sister Merci. Merci is on the run after being used to set up a murder. The police and the killers both want her. Kyle ends up on the streets until renegade cop Sgt. Teffler takes her in. Now he must protect her while trying to stop a white slavery ring from abducting more young girls. Written by Max Behara <beharam@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca>

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A cop on the edge. A girl on the run.

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Rated R for strong sexuality and violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Trashy b grader is addictive viewing fare
13 December 2013 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

I must say a bad and clichéd film like this, manages to be very entertaining for a few reasons. 1- being cleavage, 2- being unintentionally funny- 3- C Thomas Howell who's descended into these B films, through no fault of his own. It's like he has to grin and take it. Not really caring about this film, through his on par performance, he plays cool super loner cop/once a street beggar for all of us to see. Streetwise as this films better known in Oz, doesn't have a bad story to it. A working girl has become a fugitive, after one of her tricks at a seedy motel, gets it in a sensitive region of his anatomy, a shock value scene in the investigation. She was seen leaving prior to the shooting, as she was tipped off by a slug of a character, dressed Hawaiian style, who likes to dog for the police. He mirrors sleazeball characters out of other vice films. Her younger sister, well played by Humphrey, acts tough on the outside, but who's scared on the inside, has just arrived at L.A, of course not knowing her beauty, is a pimp magnet. Her and Howell soon collide (yes they pash A little later) try to track her down (visions of Angel 3, I know) which has Howell visiting old haunts, a big player pimp, who uses his girls in sex tapes. This movie's an all so addictive watch. It's a prime example of how bad can be good. If a Howell fan, this demands your strict attention.


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